Consultant Profile

Mr Simon Payne

Mr Simon Payne MB ChB MD FRCS(Engl) LRSM
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital, Spire Southampton Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Vascular surgery
  • Vascular surgery
    Special clinical interests:

    Varicose veins
    Thread veins
    Venus leg ulcers
    Hernia repair
    Carotid surgery (for stroke prevention and treatment of hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating)
    Arterial bypass
    Aortic aneurysm

    Research interests:

    Cardiovascular risk factor management and quality of life in vascular disease. Mr Payne has appointed a research nurse to help pursue his research interests. The research clinics address cardiovascular risk modification.

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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

    Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England
    Member Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
    Member Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    Board member of British Association of Sclerotherapists

    Contact Details 
    Private secretary telephone number:
    02380 764 357
    Private secretary fax:
    023 8091 4418
    Private secretary email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mr. Simon Payne qualified from Leicester University Medical School in 1986, and trained in Vascular and General Surgery in Oxford, Sydney, Leicester and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His research into colour duplex scanning in venous disease and varicose veins led to his MD thesis. He has published and presented over thirty research papers on Vascular Surgery - the majority being on venous disease. Mr. Payne was appointed Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon to Portsmouth Hospitals in 1998 at the age of 34.

    Mr. Payne's particular interests within vascular surgery are venous disease (ranging from thread vein treatment through to managing venous ulcers) and carotid surgery for stroke prevention. He pioneered awake carotid artery surgery locally and leads a team of Vascular Surgeons and Anaesthetists who have achieved world class results at Portsmouth Hospitals. Mr. Payne is one of nine venous specialists on Spire Healthcares' national advisory panel for treatment of varicose veins and a board member of the British Association of Sclerotherapists (

    Outside Vascular conditions, Mr. Payne performs surgery for hernias and other minor surgical conditions. He has also developed an interest in the treatment of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) including injection therapy. He sits on the national advisory panel for the management of hyperhidrosis, which publishes the Guidelines advice books for medical colleagues.

    Personal profile:

    Mr Payne grew up on the south coast, in the heart of the New Forest and now lives in Fareham. Outside Surgery he nurtures his childrens' interests in sailing horse riding and dance. When time permits, he indulges his own passions of playing the piano and sailing the Solent and south coast on 'La Mouette'. Mr Payne is also the President elect of the Portsmouth Music Club.

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    Mr Simon Payne

    Mr Simon Payne General surgery & Vascular surgery Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

    Varicose vein information evenings

    We hold regular free information evenings for people who would like to know more about the treatments avialable for unslightly lumps, bumps or marks on their legs. Click here for more information about our free events.

    "Doctor, you can't be serious!..."

    Mr Simon Payne explains the truth behind some of our 'DIY remedies'. Click here to read the full story in the Mail Online.

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