Mr Simon Marsh
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MR SIMON MARSH

MA MD FRCS
Consultant General Surgeon

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I live with my wife, 2 daughters, 9 cats, 5 dogs, 5 horses and 2 pet pigs! I spend my free time looking at the stars as a budding astronomer.

MEDSTARS SAYS

Simon is a rare breed in these days of super-specialisation - a general surgeon. A prize-winning Cambridge graduate, he has expertise in hernia repair, vasectomies and breast surgery combined with a flair for innovation - and a great ability to communicate sincerely with patients in London & Essex.

REGULATORY BODIES

General Medical Council 3265848

EXPERTISE

Gilmore's Groin

Groin Problems

Hernias

Hernia Repair

INTERESTS

Breast Surgery

Local Anesthetic for Skin Lesion Removal

Sports Medicine

Vasectomies

Breast Cancer

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Consultant Surgeon

Colchester Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust

Colchester

108 HARLEY MEDICAL CHAMBERS

EDUCATION

Trinity College Cambridge 1987

LANGUAGES

English

I trained at Trinity College Cambridge and the Clinical School, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and was one of the few students to be awarded the William Harvey Studentship in consecutive years. I qualified in 1987, receiving the London FRCS in 1992. In 1996 I was awarded an MD on the molecular biology of breast cancer by the University of Cambridge and received the Intercollegiate Fellowship in General Surgery. In 1999, having been appointed as Consultant Surgeon in Colchester, I joined 108 Medical Chambers where I am now Surgical Director of the Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic, which has treated more than 8000 people for groin problems, including over 400 internationals, since it was founded in 1980. It pioneered the team approach to diagnosis and treatment of groin problems and is part of the London Sports Injury Clinic. The standard anatomical repair of Gilmore’s Groin is now termed the Marsh Modification of the Gilmore Technique, reflecting the adaptations that have been made since 2010. In 1996 I set up, and still run, the Ivry Street Minor Surgery Unit in Ipswich, Suffolk where I perform local anaesthetic surgery, including around 200 vasectomies a year. I established the MD research programme at the University of Essex, where I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer. I also teach at the University of East Anglia. I ran the North Essex training programme for 5 years and has been an instructor for ATLS, APLS, ALERT, CCrISP and BSS. I am a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal Society of Medicine, and the Hospital Consultants and Specialist Association. I have published papers on in vitro fertilisation, breast cancer, and bowel cancer, molecular biology of cancer, Gilmore’s Groin and hernias. I'm currently involved with cancer research at the University of Essex. I have an interest in sports medicine and has advised on many sports, including equestrian events, motorcycle speedway and rugby. I have also presented a weekly local radio show for 5 years and has produced articles for the BBC as well as making a documentary for Channel 4!

This practitioner is listed with the following insurers:

  • Aviva Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • BUPA Fee Assured
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Simplyhealth Group Limited
  • Vitality
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance

Association of Breast Surgeons

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

British Association of Surgical Oncology

Essex Biomedical Sciences Institute

British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine

108 HARLEY MEDICAL CHAMBERS

REGULATORY BODIES

General Medical Council 3265848

EXPERTISE

Gilmore's Groin

Groin Problems

Hernias

Hernia Repair

INTERESTS

Breast Surgery

Local Anesthetic for Skin Lesion Removal

Sports Medicine

Vasectomies

Breast Cancer

love NHS

Consultant Surgeon

Colchester Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust

Colchester

ABOUT
EDUCATION

Trinity College Cambridge 1987

LANGUAGES

English

I trained at Trinity College Cambridge and the Clinical School, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and was one of the few students to be awarded the William Harvey Studentship in consecutive years. I qualified in 1987, receiving the London FRCS in 1992. In 1996 I was awarded an MD on the molecular biology of breast cancer by the University of Cambridge and received the Intercollegiate Fellowship in General Surgery. In 1999, having been appointed as Consultant Surgeon in Colchester, I joined 108 Medical Chambers where I am now Surgical Director of the Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic, which has treated more than 8000 people for groin problems, including over 400 internationals, since it was founded in 1980. It pioneered the team approach to diagnosis and treatment of groin problems and is part of the London Sports Injury Clinic. The standard anatomical repair of Gilmore’s Groin is now termed the Marsh Modification of the Gilmore Technique, reflecting the adaptations that have been made since 2010. In 1996 I set up, and still run, the Ivry Street Minor Surgery Unit in Ipswich, Suffolk where I perform local anaesthetic surgery, including around 200 vasectomies a year. I established the MD research programme at the University of Essex, where I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer. I also teach at the University of East Anglia. I ran the North Essex training programme for 5 years and has been an instructor for ATLS, APLS, ALERT, CCrISP and BSS. I am a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal Society of Medicine, and the Hospital Consultants and Specialist Association. I have published papers on in vitro fertilisation, breast cancer, and bowel cancer, molecular biology of cancer, Gilmore’s Groin and hernias. I'm currently involved with cancer research at the University of Essex. I have an interest in sports medicine and has advised on many sports, including equestrian events, motorcycle speedway and rugby. I have also presented a weekly local radio show for 5 years and has produced articles for the BBC as well as making a documentary for Channel 4!

INSURERS

This practitioner is listed with the following insurers:

  • Aviva Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • BUPA Fee Assured
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Simplyhealth Group Limited
  • Vitality
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance
PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Association of Breast Surgeons

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

British Association of Surgical Oncology

Essex Biomedical Sciences Institute

British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine