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
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
    • 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 268 8788, 218 5966 or 218 5908/9
      Private secretary telephone number:
      0113 268 8788 or 218 5966
      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 named 'Clinical Leader of the Year' at the prestigious Health Service Journal 2013 UK Healthcare Awards. He was also listed in Tatler magazine's annual supplement Doctors Guide 2013 which listed the UK's top 250 doctors as well as The Times' Good Surgeon Guide in December 2011. 

      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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