Mr Simon Harris 03466924

General surgery

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Specialises in

  • General
  • Lower GI surgery
  • Upper GI surgery


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About me

Mr Harris has been a consultant surgeon at Hillingdon and Mount Vernon Hospitals (NHS), and Bishopswood, the Clementine Churchill, and the Lister (Chelsea) Hospitals (private) for ten years. His specialist interests are laparoscopic and minimally invasive (keyhole)surgery, including gastrointestinal surgery and colorectal surgery.

Mr Harris trained at Charing Cross Medical School, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He also has a BSc degree, and was awarded a higher, Master of Surgery degree
(St.George's Hospital, University of London) for research work into the aetiology of colorectal cancer. He has a diploma from the Institute of Tele-Surgery, Strasbourg, France, and has spent considerable time teaching and demonstrating keyhole surgery at the international MATTU centre (Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit), Guildford, where he was Laparoscopic Fellow to Professor Michael Bailey who set up the Institute.

Mr Harris has performed in excess of 3500 gall bladder procedures, and 1400 groin hernias operations by keyhole approach, with very few complications and very low infection (MRSA) rates. He has a specialist interest in difficult and complex cases, often in patients who have had previous surgery. He is happy to discuss alternatives to surgery, as well as hernia surgery without use of mesh.
He routinely carries out investigation of patients with symptoms suspicious for bowel cancer and keyhole operations for bowel cancer both privately and in the NHS. He sees patients with anaemia, all abdominal symptoms, and anal bleeding / other symptoms for investigation and treatment including endoscopy and colonoscopy. He sees a lot of patients with diverticular disease, including the complications of acute diverticulitis.

Simon has been Consultant Surgeon at Bishopswood Hospital, the Clementine Churchill Hospital and the Lister Hospital Chelsea for 12 years.

Areas of interest

Keyhole surgery; Biliary colic; Acute Cholecystitis; Chronic Cholecystitis; Hot Gallbladder Surgery; Gall Bladder; Gallstones; Alternative management of Gallstone Disease Without Surgery for removal of gall bladder; Pancreatitis; Gallstones in Bile Duct; Inguinal Hernias; Femoral Hernia; Groin Pain; Sportsmans Groin or Hernia; Gilmore Groin; Hiatus Hernia; All keyhole hernia repairs; Hernia Repair Without Mesh; Umbilical Hernias; Incisional Hernias; Colorectal surgery; Investigation of altered bowel action; Gastro-intestinal tract (surgery); Abdominal pain, Laparoscopic procedures; Anaemia; Anal bleeding and lumps; Anal pain; Haemorrhoids; Piles; Endoscopy; Colonoscopy; OGD; Colon Cancer; Rectal Cancer; Diverticular Disease; Diverticulitis; Stoma; Ileostomy; Colostomy; Reversal of Ileostomy; Reversal of Colostomy; Rectal Prolapse

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