Mr Simon Pain

Consultant General Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Breast lump investigation and surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Ingrown toenail surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disease
  • Endocrine surgery

Mr Pain completed his training at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge prior to taking up a consultant post at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in 2003.

Breast Disease: Mr Pain believes strongly in the multi-disciplinary management of breast disease. All breast cancer cases presenting to him at Spire Norwich Hospital are fully discussed in team meetings at the University Hospital site. He is a strong advocate of introducing new techniques such as sentinel lymph node biopsy and immediate breast reconstruction (performed jointly with the plastic surgeons).

Endocrine Surgery: Mr Pain offers the full range of management to surgical problems affecting the thyroid and parathyroid glands, including minimally invasive parathyroid surgery.


General Medical Council Number: C3583382

Treatment information

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

General surgery

Breast care and surgery

Other treatments

  • Breast cancer
  • Benign breast problems
  • Thyroid disease
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Hernia repair surgery
  • Parathyroid disease

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Additional information

Breast care
Benign breast problems
Breast cancer
Breast surgery
Endocrine surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Parathyroid disease
Thyroid disease

Breast surgery: management of breast cancer, benign breast lumps, breast pain, family history, screening in younger women and gynaecomastia in men Immediate breast reconstruction - jointly with plastic surgeons Endocrine surgery: thyroid and parathyroid, thyroid disease and minimally invasive parathyroid surgery General Surgery: hernia repair, lumps and bumps, in-growing toe nails

Professional memberships

Member of the Association of Breast Surgeons

Position on the advisory panel for NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence)

Reviewed Breast Units at other hospitals as part of the National Peer Review process

Sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer Breast cancer-related lymphoedema Ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS) Hormonal therapy in management of breast cancer Breast reconstruction

Consultant Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia (UEA)
Honorary Associate Professor, St George's University of the Carribean
Chair of Anglia Cancer Network Breast Group
Core Committee Member of Online MS degree in Onco-plastic Breast Surgery at the UEA

Telephone 01603 255574
Private secretary telephone 01603 866130