Mr Simon Monkhouse

Mr Simon Monkhouse

Consultant Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon


I am a Consultant Weight Loss and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon providing the full range of weight loss surgery and specialist keyhole surgery (hernias, gallbladders and anti-reflux surgery).

I studied at the University of Cambridge and won prizes for academic excellence (top first in my year). I trained in busy bariatric units in Bristol, Newcastle and Taunton and was awarded “Trainee of the Year” for two consecutive years. I was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon at East Surrey Hospital in February 2014. I provide a complete weight loss surgical service including gastric balloon, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. Our weight loss balloon service at Spire Gatwick Park is the only UK accredited centre of excellence for the procedure, one of only six worldwide.

I lead the multidisciplinary weight loss surgery team comprised of specialist nurses (Molly and Sarah), a dietitian (Lucy Jones) and a psychotherapist (Sarah Wrigglesworth) and I strongly believe that this team approach offers the best outcome for patients. Lifelong support is offered for all our patients and my results are routinely entered onto a national database. I am immensely proud of the weight loss surgery outcomes that we achieve at Spire Gatwick Park.

I am widely published in the keyhole surgery field and most recently won a national prize at The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain meeting. I have a particular interest in patient safety and designed a national protocol for emergency doctors to look after post-operative patients. I also created a national training programme for trainee bariatric surgeons which is now in its fifth year and has received international accreditation.

I offer gallstone and hernia surgery, both in the emergency and planned settings. Hernia surgery is preferably keyhole and benefits of this approach over open surgery are a quicker recovery and less pain.

Patient experience and excellent outcomes are what drives me. I was awarded the “Your Care Matters” award by my NHS Trust in 2015 for consistent high standards and high levels of patient satisfaction. I collect patient feedback via This is important to allow me to reflect on my offering and put the patient at the centre of their care pathway. I have regular weekly operating lists and clinics at Spire Gatwick Park and can provide ad-hoc appointments to suit the requirements of the patient.


Treatment information

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


Other treatments

  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery

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Additional information

Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery
Obesity surgery

Special clinical interests: Anti-reflux surgery.

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2012
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

MA / University of Cambridge / 2003
Additional research degree

MBBCHIR / University of Cambridge / 2001
Primary medical degree

PGCME / University of Bristol / 2010
Educational and teaching qualification

Professional memberships

Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity

Consultant Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon, East Surrey Hospital

I have a young family with two energetic boys and we enjoy walking and exploring the Surrey countryside.