Mr Simon Payne

Mr Simon Payne

Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Spire Southampton Hospital

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Treatment information

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

General surgery

Vascular surgery

Other treatments

Vein Away™ treatment for thread veins, spider veins and skin tags on the face and body.

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Professional profile

My particular interests within vascular surgery are venous disease (ranging from thread vein treatment through to managing venous ulcers) and carotid surgery for stroke prevention.

I pioneered awake carotid artery surgery locally and lead a team of Vascular Surgeons and Anaesthetists who have achieved world class results at Portsmouth Hospitals.

I am one of nine venous specialists on Spire Healthcare's national advisory panel for treatment of varicose veins and a board member of the British Association of Sclerotherapists (

I qualified from Leicester University Medical School in 1986, and trained in vascular and general surgery in Oxford, Sydney, Leicester and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

My research into colour duplex scanning in venous disease and varicose veins led to my MD thesis. I have published and presented over thirty research papers on Vascular Surgery - the majority being on venous disease. I was appointed Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon to Portsmouth Hospitals in 1998 at the age of 34.

Clinical Interests

Vascular surgery
Hernia repair surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Venus leg ulcers, carotid surgery (for stroke prevention and treatment of hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating), arterial bypass, aortic aneurysm.

Private contact details

Telephone 02392 801 424 - appointments
Private secretary Mary Cartwright
Private secretary telephone 02392 456 004
Private secretary fax 023 9245 6089
Private secretary email

Media Coverage

Dear doctor, can I prevent DVT during a long flight to the USA?

Dear doctor, is it possible to leave a hernia untreated?

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

I grew up on the south coast, in the heart of the New Forest and now live in Fareham. Outside surgery I nurture my childrens' interests in sailing horse riding and dance. When time permits, I indulge in my own passions of playing the piano and sailing the Solent and south coast on 'La Mouette'.

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