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Mr Simon Monkhouse

Mr Simon Monkhouse

0203 856 8521Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, Povey Cross Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 0BB
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Opening Hours

Monday07:15 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday06:00 - 21:00
Sunday06:00 - 21:00

Popular Treatments

Bariatric Surgery Consultation Free
Gastric Band £5995  -  £5996
Gastric Bypass £11595  -  £11596
Gastric Sleeve £9795  -  £9796
Gastric Balloon £4595  -  £4995
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About Mr Simon Monkhouse

At Spire Gatwick Park, we offer the full range of weight loss surgery (gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric balloon and gastric bypass). We have a small, dedicated team of professionals including two on-site bariatric nurses, a specialist dietitian and a psychotherapist (a clinical psychologist is also available). Our consultant surgeon, Mr Simon Monkhouse, trained at the University of Cambridge and was awarded prizes for academic distinction. He recently won the "Your Care Matters" award at his NHS hospital for continual high levels of patient satisfaction. He has performed over 200 bariatric procedures since starting at Gatwick park three and a half years ago. Accessibility to the team and life long support are our key principles and you will have telephone and email contract details of all of the team, so no question or concern ever goes unanswered. All team members attend the monthly support group which is a fantastic social opportunity to meet up with friends and the team and to share progress. All patients are lifelong members of this group.


In addition, Mr Monkhouse provides a full upper gastrointestinal service and offers gallbladder surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) and a keyhole hernia service. He specialises in techniques to minimise chronic groin pain. He also specialises in anti-reflux surgery (fundoplication). All enquiries are welcome - contact directly.

Adhoc appointments are available to suit your requirements

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from 1 verified review Patient Reviews of Mr Simon Monkhouse

"I am really pleased I chose this procedure"
100%Reviewed 06 Jul 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Sleeve
After much consideration and research, I opted to have the Gastric Sleeve.
The reason I chose the sleeve was largely due to the lifestyle element it offered after the operation.
My job involves a lot of travel and business events that involve dinners etc and I felt that the sleeve offered the most normal way of eating, albeit in tiny amounts. The sleeve procedure also removes the area of the stomach where the hunger hormone - Ghrelin is produced, therefore, you don't feel hunger and almost have to remind yourself to eat. I didn't want the gastric bypass as I couldn't risk having dumping syndrome, nor did I want to worry about eating the odd slider food. I was also really concerned about the level of malabsorption that the comes with the bypass - with both the sleeve and the bypass, this is an issue but is more of a concern with the bypass and I was concerned about my vitamin levels and the risk of hair loss post surgery.
Whilst the sleeve does come with the risk of having a leak along the staple line, the percentage of people who have had a leak is very low and if you opt for a reputable surgeon and heed the advice from the bariatric team - the chances of a problem are very low.
I would recommend the gastric sleeve to people who are looking to lead as normal life as possible, I am able to eat relatively normally but in very small portions. I am really pleased I chose this procedure and have absolutely no regrets over my decision.
If I have one piece of advice to anyone considering bariatric surgery it would be to do your research on the clinic, the surgeon and the team, make sure you speak to people who have had experience of that team and don't opt for the cheapest package/place.
This is major surgery that affects the rest of your life, making a decision based on cost could have far-reaching consequences.
Reputable clinics/surgeons have support groups and information evenings that are free of charge to attend prior to you making a decision about having the operation and mean you can meet other patients who have had procedures under that surgeon and discuss their experiences, along with meeting the full team including the surgeon himself. This is imperative for you as a patient because it allows you to speak to a number of different people about the procedures they chose, why they chose them and their overall experience, thus allowing you to make an educated and informed a decision about your next steps.
In my opinion, having my procedure done at the Spire, with Simon as my surgeon was worth every single penny and is an exceptional value. This is a life changing decision and one you cannot afford to make lightly. Research and meeting the team and their patients are absolutely essential.

I was fortunate enough to have my procedure at The Spire hospital - Gatwick, under the surgeon Simon Monkhouse and his Bariatric team.
After a lot of research on private clinics and surgeons, The Spire Group came recommended to me.
When I met with Sarah one of the bariatric nurses to discuss my options, her level of knowledge and her advice based on the explanation of my lifestyle, gave me a lot of confidence. Her son also had a gastric sleeve procedure under Simon which gave me further reassurance.
When I met with Simon to discuss the operation itself and make sure I was making the right decision in terms of the sleeve v bypass, he was extremely candid and open with me about the pro's and cons of each procedure. He explained both in great detail and went through the reasons for my decision carefully in order to ensure I was making the correct choice. Again, his experience, his honesty and his understanding reassured me that I was making the correct decision.
The Spire package was not the cheapest option but it was the most inclusive of all the private options I had explored (many private options have a lot of hidden costs) offering 2 years of all inclusive care and support, along with a dietitian and also an assessment with a psychologist to make sure that I was doing this for all of the right reasons.
Simon's team (including Simon himself) offer around the clock care, his nurses are always available to answer any questions and their level of personal care is phenomenal. They know each and every one of their patients so well and understand the individual circumstances of each.
I literally could not fault Simon and his team and I feel privileged to have been able to have my operation performed by an exceptional surgeon and his exceptional team.
I know many people opt for surgery abroad as it is cheaper, however, following my operation, I could only think how glad I was that I chose to have it in the UK and with such an amazing surgeon.
I am now 6 weeks post-op and have had no problems whatsoever... my weight loss is good, I am eating well, I have got no medical problems as a result of the operation and I am still receiving constant after care from the team at the Spire.
I literally cannot fault my entire experience and my only regret is not having done this sooner.
Treated By: Simon Total Amount Paid £9,750
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Accreditations

  • MBChB - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (UK) 
  • GMC - General Medical Council (UK) 
  • RCSEng - Royal College of Surgeons of England (UK) 

Provides

Bariatric Surgery

Premises

Parking

Accessible to disabled people

Public transport access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service - 24hr accesibility to bariatric team;

Text message reminders

Home visits

Open 24 hours - 24hr accesibility to bariatric team

Open weekends

Travel Services

International travel

Local travel

Local accommodation

Translation services

Local guide

Tours and vacation services

Pick up service from hotel

Pick up service from airport

Bariatric Surgery

Free
Bariatric Surgery Consultation
£4595  -  £4995
Gastric Balloon
£5995  -  £5996
Gastric Band
£11595  -  £11596
Gastric Bypass
£9795  -  £9796
Gastric Sleeve

Gastroenterology

 
Digestive Disorders Treatment
 
Gallbladder Removal
 
Gastroscopy
 
Hernia Repair

Payment Information

Gastric Band £5995

Gastric Sleeve £9795

Gastric Bypass £11595

Gastric Balloon £4495

Hernia 2290-3190 pounds

Gallbladder operation 4300 pounds

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Insurance

Private Patients Welcome

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BUPA

AXA PPP Healthcare

CIGNA Healthcare

WPA

Simplyhealth

Mr Simon Monkhouse

Job Title:
  Surgeon

Mrs Kay Wheeler

Job Title:
  Specialist Nurse

Mr Sarah Roche

Job Title:
  Specialist Nurse

Mrs Lucy Jones

Job Title:
  Specialist Nurse

Mrs Sarah Wrigglesworth

Job Title:
  Counsellor
0203 856 8521Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, Povey Cross Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 0BB