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Atkinson, Simon - consultant surgeon


Consultant profiles


Secretary: Ajay Rai
Secretary tel: 020 7185 3075

Area of expertise: upper gastrointestinal and pancreatic surgery


  • Biography

    Simon Atkinson is a consultant surgeon in the upper gastrointestinal surgical unit at St Thomas’ Hospital and the Institute of Liver Studies at King's College Hospital.

    He originally qualified from The Royal London Hospital and then obtained surgical training in the South East Thames region. His surgical research was at Guy’s hospital and focussed on critical care in the surgical patient. Higher surgical training was at Guy’s Hospital and at the Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia.

    In 1999 he was appointed a consultant upper gastrointestinal and general surgeon to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. In 2004, pancreatic surgery was centralised at King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill and since then I have been a consultant pancreatic surgeon there as part of the Institute of Liver Studies.

    Member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons

  • Specialist interests

    His practice encompasses all aspects of upper gastrointestinal and pancreatic surgery. This includes surgery for acid reflux, hiatus hernia and gallstones as well as oesophageal and gastric cancers.

    Mr Atkinson's particular interest is in pancreatic disease such as pancreatitis, both acute and chronic, as well as pancreatic cancer. Much of the surgery he performs is laparoscopic or ‘keyhole’ surgery especially for gallstones, acid reflux and hiatus hernia.

    He performs upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy and also general surgical procedures such as hernia repairs and removal of cysts and lumps.

    • Oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine surgey.
    • Ulcers. Gallstones, gallbladder (cholecystectomy) and biliary surgery
    • Pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer surgery
    • Heartburn and reflux surgery. Fundoplication. Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery
    • Hernia and general surgery
    • Cysts and skin lumps. Endoscopy, gastroscopy, colonoscopy
    • Haemorrhoids.