Dr Simon Nicholson

Dr Simon Nicholson

Consultant Gynaecologist

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Simon Nicholson at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Hysterectomy - vaginal, abdominal and laparoscopic┬á
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Prolapse
  • TVT

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Professional profile

Availability - Murrayfield: Tuesday 1.30pm-5.30pm. Shawfair: Friday 2.30pm-4.30pm alternate weeks.

I graduated in medicine from Cambridge and London Universities in 1989. I spent three years working in Oxford and gained an MD in infertility. Most of my clinical training was in South East Scotland. I became a consultant in 2001.

My main interests are surgery for urinary incontinence and prolapse. I perform urodynamic investigations and carry out a large number of tension- free vaginal tape operations (TVT) for patients with stress incontinence. I perform vaginal hysterectomy and pelvic floor repair operations for women with prolapse and sacrospinous fixation procedures for vaginal vault prolapse.

In women with menstrual dysfunction, I perform a wide range of procedures including endometrial ablation, mirena coil, vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy as well as laparoscopic hysterectomy. I am an accredited colposcopist.

Clinical Interests

Gynaecology and/or obstetrics
Laparoscopic surgery
Menstrual disorders

Surgery for urinary incontinence and prolapse. Urodynamic investigations.

Private contact details

Telephone 0131 316 2530
Private secretary fax 0131 334 7338
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
International Urogynaecology Association British Society of Urogynaecology
British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Scottish Pelvic Floor Network

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gynaecologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and St John╩╝s Hospital, Livingston
Clinical Director Gynaecology NHS Lothian

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Personal Profile

Outside work I enjoy spending time with my family. I have four children. We enjoy foreign travel, going out to the cinema and theatre, watching Scotland play rugby and walking the dog.

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