Mr Simon Bailey

Consultant General, Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MB BS, MSc, FRCS, FRCS (Gen Surg)

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Mr Simon Bailey was appointed to the Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in April 2006 as a Consultant General, Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon. He graduated from Guys and St Thomas Hospital in 1995, having gained Batchelor of Science Degree in Basic Medical Sciences and Biochemistry and Honours in Surgery at the final MB examination. After an initial surgical rotation as an SHO at Guys and Thomas for four years he was appointed to the South East Thames SpR rotation. He worked at the Kent and Sussex, Maidstone Hospital, King's College and University Hospital, Lewisham, before embarking on a Masters degree. After completion of his thesis on Day Case Doppler Guided Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation he gained an inter-deanery transfer to the Wessex region to further his training at the Pelican Centre in Basingstoke. There he worked for Prof. Bill Heald and Mr Myrrdin Rees, receiving specialist tuition in complex pelvic surgery and liver resections. After passing the third part of FRCS he worked as the Senior Registrar at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon.He then completed a laparoscopic fellowship at The Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester with Mr A Miles and Mr R H S Lane. Since his appointment, Mr Bailey has overseen the development of laparoscopic colorectal surgery within the Trust. The unit now acts as the tertiary referral unit for complex colorectal surgery in Kent and East Sussex. He has also developed an enhanced recovery after surgery programme that reduces the length of hospital stay and has been recognised nationally.As well as colorectal surgery, Mr Bailey offers day case minimally invasive hernia surgery, keyhole gallbladder surgery, all forms of endoscopy and surgery for all types of lumps and bumps.He is also interested in the management of early rectal cancers and has introduced Transanal Microscopic Surgery to Kent. Mr Bailey has been Director of Surgery for Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. He is the Royal College of Surgeons Tutor for Surgery and the Deputy Lead for the Colorectal Multidisciplinary Team. He is also the lead Salvage surgeon for anal Cancer in the South East region.Mr Baileys other areas of special interest include day case haemorrhoidal surgery, including the HALO and Rafaelo procedures.

Treatment information

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

General surgery

Other treatments

All forms of general surgery including hernias, gallbladder problems and "Lumps and Bumps". Minimally invasive Colorectal Surgery for benign and malignant disease. Minimally invasive haemorrhoid surgery (Day case).

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Additional information

Clinical interests

General surgery
Colorectal surgery
Minimal access surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Gallstone surgery

Oncology, Complex benign bowel surgery, Day case proctology, Minimally invasive haemorroid surgery, Laparoscopic gallbladder and Hernia surgery, Surgery for skin disease.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Royal Society Of Medicine

Association of Surgeons of GB+I

Dukes Club

Medical Defence Union

Hospital Consultants and Specialist Association

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons

Research and publications

Enhanced recovery after surgery, Virtual colonoscopy, Laparoscopic colonic resections.

Personal profile

Mr Bailey is married with three children; He enjoys rugby, cricket, classic cars and hill walking.

Contact information

Telephone 01892 741150
Private secretary Mrs. Nichola Lewin - 01622 538204
Private secretary telephone 07936 394 611
Private secretary fax 01622 331132
Private secretary email