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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
- Sonya Gray
- BMI Bishops Wood Hospital Rickmansworth Road NORTHWOOD HA6 2JW
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Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Mark Nel Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Mr Harris is Consultant Surgeon at Hillingdon and Mount Vernon NHS Hospitals. He specialises in keyhole / laparoscopic surgery throughout the abdomen including operations for gallstones, all types of keyhole hernia repair, bowel cancer and investigation of all abdominal complaints and symptoms
Mr Harris is a keen proponent of Laparoscopic (keyhole) Surgery in all forms and is keen on academic research and technical innovations to further forward this areas of highly specialist surgery. Only with increasingly dedicated training can surgeons truly minimise the effects of surgery on patients, to reduce the impact of surgery on their lives. This includes getting patients home and back to work sooner with lower side effect profiles.
Mr Harris is married and lives in London with his family. He is a keen traveller, walker and skier.
As well as his MB, BS, Mr Harris has a diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery from the Institute of Telesurgery, Strasbourg, a BSc (Hons), and Master of Surgery higher degrees.
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- BMI Bishops Wood Hospital, HA6 2JW
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- BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital, HA1 3RX
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- Lister Hospital, SW1W 8RH
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