Mr Simon T R Bailey

Consultant General Surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Qualifications BSc (Hons), MBBS (London), MSc, FRCS (General Surgery)

Specialty General Surgery; Colorectal Surgery.

Specialist interest Minimal Access Surgery; Hernia Repair; Gastrointestinal Surgery; Endoscopy; Coloproctology; Colonoscopy; Colorectal surgery.

Year of first medical qualification 1995

Clinic times By appointment.


Professional profile

Mr Simon Bailey was appointed to the Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in April 2006 as a Consultant General, Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon.

He graduated from Guys’ and St Thomas’ Hospital in 1995, having gained Batchelor of Science Degree in Basic Medical Sciences and Biochemistry and Honours in Surgery at the final MB examination. After an initial surgical rotation as an SHO at Guy’s and Thomas’ for four years he was appointed to the South East Thames SpR rotation.

He worked at the former Kent and Sussex, Maidstone Hospital, Kings College and University Hospital, Lewisham, before embarking on a Master’s degree. After completion of his thesis on “Day Case Doppler Guided Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation” he gained an inter-deanery transfer to the Wessex region to further his training at the Pelican Centre in Basingstoke. There he worked for Prof. Bill Heald and Mr Myrrdin Rees, receiving specialist tuition in complex pelvic surgery and liver resections.

After passing the third part of FRCS he worked as the Senior Registrar at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon. He then completed a laparoscopic fellowship at The Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester with Mr A Miles and Mr R H S Lane.