Consultant Profile

Professor Simon Kay

Professor Simon Kay FRCS, FRCS (Plas) FRCSE (Hon)
Practicing at:
Spire Harrogate Clinic and Spire Ilkley Clinic, Spire Leeds Hospital
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Body
    • Breasts
    • Ears
    • Eyes
    • Face
    • Genitals
    • Non-surgical procedures
    • Nose
  • Paediatric surgery
    • Plastic Surgery
      • Cosmetic breast surgery
      • Reconstructive surgery
      • Skin cancer
    Special clinical interests:

    Breast enlargement and reduction
    Breast uplift
    Nose reshaping
    Liposuction - including Body-Jet liposuction
    Tummy tuck
    Brow lift
    Neck lift
    Face lift
    Mole removal
    Eye lid surgery
    Ear pinning
    Labial reduction
    Brachial plexus surgery
    Nerve surgery
    Children's hand surgery

    Research interests:

    Plastic surgery, including breast reconstruction
    Nerve and microsurgery
    Children's hand surgery
    Behavioural aspects of cosmetic and plastic surgery

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St James's University Hospital
    Editor, British Journal of Plastic Surgery
    Professor of Hand Surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Royal College of Surgeons, England
    Past President and council member, BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons)
    Past President and council member, British Society for Surgery of the Hand
    British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)
    Fellow ad hominem Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0113 218 5966, 268 8788 or 218 5908/9
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0113 218 5966 or 268 8788
    Private secretary fax:
    0113 269 0003
    Private secretary email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Professor Simon Kay is a consultant plastic surgeon on the General Medical Council specialist register and specialises in all aspects of plastic surgery particularly cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, hand surgery and major nerve surgery.

    Professor Kay has a large childrens’ plastic surgery practice and over the last 25 years, has developed a very extensive cosmetic surgery practice.

    Professor Kay is the editor of an award winning text book and is the current editor of the Oxford Textbook of Plastic Surgery. He has run educational courses in cosmetic surgery and also teaches cosmetic surgery. Professor Kay publishes regularly in scientific peer review journals and contributes to a wide range of textbooks as an invited author.

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    Professor Simon Kay

    Professor Simon Kay, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Surgery, Nose Reshaping, Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, Eye Lid Surgery, Facelift, Spire Leeds, Private Hospital, Roundhay, Leeds, Yorkshire

    Professor Simon Kay in the news

    Professor Simon Kay was listed in The Times' Good Surgeon Guide on 10 December 2011 and in Tatler magazine's annual supplement Doctors Guide 2013 which listed the UK's top 250 doctors. 

    Read more about Professor Kay's listing in Tatler's Doctors Guide

    Professor Kay and Spire Leeds Hospital played a leading role in the reconstructive surgery of Harry Berger, one of Derrick Bird's shooting victims in Cumbria on 2 June 2010.

    Following his initial treatments in Carlisle, Harry was taken to Spire Leeds hospital where Professor Kay removed a section of muscle from the side of Harry's torso and used it to rebuild his arm muscles. Much of this kind of reconstructive plastic surgery owes its development to "the lesson from Belfast and Afghanistan," according to Professor Kay.

    Read more about Harry Berger and Professor Kay on the Guardian website.

    Professor Simon Kay also hit the headlines in January 2013 after performing the first hand transplant in the UK at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.

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