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Mr Simon Monkhouse


Consultant Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon


01293 778 919




Mr Simon Monkhouse is a Consultant Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon. He provides the full range of upper GI elective services including gastroscopy, gallbladder surgery, hernia surgery and anti-reflux surgery, including LINX. All procedures are carried out using the laparoscopic key-hole approach.

He is passionate about weight loss (bariatric) surgery and trained in busy bariatric units in Bristol, Newcastle and Taunton. He provides a complete bariatric surgical service including gastric band, gastric balloon, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. Mr Monkhouse practices as part of a multidisciplinary team including a specialist nurse, a dietician and a psychotherapist and strongly believes that this team approach offers the best outcome for patients. He has a particular interest in patient safety and he designed a national protocol for emergency doctors to look after post-operative patients in this field.
Mr Monkhouse studied at the University of Cambridge and was awarded prizes for academic distinction. He trained in surgery in the South West of England and was awarded “Trainee of the Year" in 2010. After training, he spent time in Newcastle doing a dedicated bariatric surgery fellowship. Professional memberships include the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (ALS), the Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS) and the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS).

Outside of work, he is happily married with two young sons.

Procedures & Sub-specialties

  • Bariatric surgery

  • Gallbladder surgery

  • Anti reflux surgery

  • Hernia repair surgery

  • Minimal access surgery

Clinic locations and times

  • Spire Gatwick Park Hospital
    By appointment

  • North Downs Hospital
    By appointment

  • McIndoe Surgical Centre
    By appointment

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