Mr Simon Clarke

Mr Simon Clarke

BSc Hons. MBBS. FRCS(Eng) FRCS (Paed Surg)

Paediatric (Pediatric) Surgery

Recommended by  
2 specialists

30 years of experience
17 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Dr Clarke has been amazing with my son. He had explained to us all the treatment and procedure very carefully. He’s very professional caring Doctor. “
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Subspecialties

  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Urology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3333408
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £170

    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    794 reviews

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    115 reviews

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    439 reviews

    About

    Mr Simon Clarke is a Consultant Paediatric surgeon with over 15 years experience and currently the clinical lead for surgery for North Thames  . He was previously the Clinical Director for Children's surgical services at the Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust & The Royal Brompton Hospital, in West London.

    Mr Clarke completed his training in London at Great Ormond Street Hospital, St Georges and Chelsea & Westminster as well as holding an associate professorship in the academic unit in Hong Kong. Mr Clarke’s extensive training has led him to have over 45 published articles and 5 book chapters. Mr Clarke has an interest in training paediatric surgeons and has developed and runs courses both in the simulation of operations as well as minimal access surgical techniques.

    Mr Simon Clarke has been a board member on the national training committee for the UK and Ireland and has been awarded 9 clinical Excellence awards during his 13 years as a consultant.

    In 2017 he was elected President of the British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons.

    Mr Clarke has a busy practice in West London and specialises in minimally invasive surgery for procedures such as inguinal hernia but also gastro-oesophageal reflux and lower Gastrointestinal conditions.

    It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Paediatric Surgery
    • Minimally invasive paediatric surgery
    • Inguinal herniotomy/hydrocele repair
    • Umbilical Hernia Repair
    • Circumcision (tight phimosis)
    • Orchidopexy (undescended testis)
    • Endoscopy
    • Cholecystectomy
    • Fundoplication
    • Splenectomy
    • Cardiomyotomy
    • Skin lesion
    • Lymphangioma management
    • Gastrostomy
    • Central line
    • Colostomy
    • Ileostomy
    • Ace procedure
    • Minimal access surgery
    • Hernia ( umbilical / inguinal)
    • Hydrocele
    • Circumcision
    • Undescended testis
    • anti-reflux surgery ( fundoplication)
    • achalasia
    • neonatal surgery
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    Medical procedures

    • Circumcision
    • Gastrostomy-Jejunostomy Tube Insertion
    • Neonatal Surgery
    • Orchidectomy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Ano-Rectal Anomalies
    • Hernia
    • Hydrocoele (Collection of Fluid around the Testicle)
    • Oesophageal Atresia
    • Umbilical (Belly-Button) Hernia
    • Undescended Testicle
    • Varicocele
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB BS 1990 University of London

    Specialist Register entry date

    Paediatric surgery From 23 Nov 2005

    Professional Memberships

    • Past President British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons 2018 - 2020
    • Chairman of Education Committee British Association of Paediatric Surgeons
    • Member of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Training Paediatric Surgeons in the UK
    • Simulation Lead for the National Training Committee
    • Co-Chair of the Clinical guidelines committee for the International Paediatric Endosurgery group (IPEG)
    • Member of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons ( BAPS)
    • Member of the Royal College Of Surgeons of England
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Circumcision
    4/28
    Fundoplication
    2/28
    Hernia
    2/28
    Umbilical (belly-button) Hernia
    2/28
    Appendicitis
    1/28
    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
    1/28
    Hiatus Hernia
    1/28
    Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
    1/28
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    1/28
    Umbilical (Belly-Button) Hernia
    1/28
    Undescended Testicle
    1/28
    Video Consultation
    1/28
    sons operation
    1/28
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Circumcision
    Dr Clarke has been amazing with my son. He had explained to us all the treatment and procedure very carefully. He’s very professional caring Doctor.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Circumcision Hernia Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
    Mr Clarke repaired a bilateral hernia on my 5 months old baby and circumcised him during the same surgery. It went really well and my boy recovered very quickly. He didn't seem to feel pain even from the circumcision, which was a relief to us. I strongly recommend Dr. Clarke!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hernia Video Consultation
    Excellent care provided.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Undescended Testicle Umbilical (Belly-Button) Hernia
    Mr Clarke was very personable, efficient and was very understanding and empathetic.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Umbilical (belly-button) Hernia
    Mr Clarke is a very professional and attentive doctor.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    all great and very professional
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Circumcision
    I would highly recommend Mr Clarke. He is professional, kind, caring, empathetic and an excellent surgeon. Mr Clarke, his team and the Bupa Cromwell Hospital looked after our boy so incredibly well, we always felt comfortable and were given the upmost care. Thank you!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Circumcision
    He is such a great person on top of a Doctor. He was very kind and explain everything quite clear and nice to my son. Highly recommended
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
    Mr. Clarke is one of the most professional and caring doctors we've ever met! Our 2-year old went through a diaphragmmatic hernia which was quite difficult to diagnose from the X-ray (we were given 4 possible diagnoses) but Mr Clarke always suspected that's what it was and he was proved right several tests later. He explained what will happen during the surgery in great detail and it all went smoothly as expected. He made the key-hole incisions from the back (rather than tummy which I know some other surgeons do) and I think this helped with recovering faster (and it meant our little one couldn't see the plasters and get distressed!). He was happy to answer any questions post-surgery as well, always responding via email putting us at ease. I would highly recommend him!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very kind and professional. Gave very good advice and reassurance.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Paediatric (Pediatric) Surgery

    Dr Anoop Pahuja
    Dr Anoop Pahuja
    Paediatrics/Pediatric (Children's Doctor)

    07-03-2019

    I have known Mr Clarke for a number of years and can only speak extremely highly of him. He is caring, calm and attentive. He is an excellent surgeon, keep abreast with latest practice and skills. I would not hesitate in recommending him if you are looking for an excellent paediatric surgeon.

    For specialty: Paediatric (Pediatric) Surgery
    For conditions: Hernia
    For procedures: Neonatal Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Kati Hajibagheri
    Dr Kati Hajibagheri
    Paediatrics/Pediatric (Children's Doctor)

    02-02-2018

    Mr. Clarke is a Colleague at Chelsea and Westminster

    For specialty: Paediatric (Pediatric) Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague

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