Consultant bariatric surgeon Mr Simon Monkhouse provides the full range of bariatric surgery at Spire Gatwick Park, including gastric balloons, gastric bands, gastric bypasses and sleeve gastrectomies. He works as part of the multidisciplinary team so that all patients are fully assessed, educated and cared for before and after surgery.
Mr Monkhouse studied at the University of Cambridge and achieved the top 1st in his year (Downing College Senior Whitby Scholarship 1997). He trained in busy bariatric units in Bristol, Taunton and Newcastle and completed a dedicated fellowship in this field of surgery. He has been published in international literature and regularly presents at specialist meetings. Most recently, he has won second place at an international conference for innovative surgery (Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland Conference 2017).
Mr Monkhouse’s top priority is patient safety and he set up a number of national initiatives to train future weight loss surgeons.
Patient experience is very important and he collects feedback on www.iwantgreatcare.org/doctors/mr-simon-monkhouse in order to be responsive and constantly aims to exceed expectations. Mr Monkhouse was the recipient of the “Your Care Matters: improving the patient experience” award at the SASH Annual Staff Awards of Excellence 2015. This award is presented to a person whose great work is repeatedly highlighted.
All his operative data is anonymously entered onto the national database so that the service remains transparent.
Mr Monkhouse is proud of his team and exceptionally proud of their results.
See publications Simon Monkhouse has contributed to.