Mr Simon Thomson

Mr Simon Thomson

Consultant General Surgeon
MD, MBChB, BSc(Hons), FRCS (Gen Surg), FRCSEd

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Simon Thomson at Spire include:

Breast care and surgery

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Professional profile

I graduated from University of Manchester Medical School in 1989 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1993. I undertook specialist registrar training in general surgery in North West Thames.

I was awarded two research degrees, MD for breast cancer work and BSc (Hons) in Anatomy. My final year of training in breast surgery included attachments at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London and at the Christie and South Manchester Hospitals.

I have a rapid diagnosis breast clinic where patients with symptoms in their breast are referred by their GP. They may have a mammogram, and dependent on their age, they may also have an ultrasound. Both of these tests are carried out by a consultant radiologist specialising in breast imaging and results are available immediately. Patients also have the opportunity to talk with a dedicated breast care nurse. Biopsies may be carried out during this clinic and results are usually available within 48 hours.

Clinical Interests

General surgery
Breast surgery

Private contact details

Telephone Appointments: 0800 585 112, Breast Care Nurse (support and other enquiries): 01582 714407; 07525 812361
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Member of the Association of Breast Surgery at the British Association of Surgical Oncology
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Breast and General Surgeon, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Lead Clinician, West Hertfordshire Breast Care Unit

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Personal Profile

I am a keen traveller and enjoy hiking. I am also a classically trained pianist.

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