Mr Simon Marsh is a consultant hernia, groin and breast surgeon with theThe Gilmore Groin & Hernia Clinic at 108 Harley Street. He specialises in diagnosis and treatment of Gilmore's groin, hernia and sports injuries, breast cancer and benign breast disease.
A highly qualified and experienced hernia specialist
Mr Simon Marsh MA MD FRC trained at Trinity College, Cambridge
and the Clinical School, Addenbrookes Hospital. He was one of the few students
to be awarded the William Harvey Studentship in consecutive years.
In 1996 he was awarded an MD by the University of Cambridge and received the
Intercollegiate Fellowship in General Surgery.
His MD thesis from the University of Cambridge and carried out at Charing
Cross Hospital focused on the role of growth factors in breast cancer. He is
Senior Consultant Surgeon with an interest in breast diseases and surgical
oncology at the Colchester Breast Unit in Essex and has been a member of The
London Breast Clinic and The
Gilmore Groin & Hernia Clinic since 1999.
Mr Marsh's expertise in sports injuries, and groin and hernia treatment
Following qualification he developed an interest in sports medicine and has
advised on many sports, including equestrian events, motorcycle speedway and
This expertise has ensured his success since joining The
Gilmore Groin & Hernia Clinic where he has become adept and experienced
in assessing, diagnosing and treating patients, not only with Gilmore’s Groin
but patients with herniae of all types.
His general surgical background has led to an expertise in minor daycase
surgery under local anaesthetic. At the One Stop Day Surgery Centre at 108
Harley Street he provides same day consultation and surgery for patients. He is
on the surgical panel of The Mole Clinic providing rapid surgical access for
their patients with suspicious lesions identified as requiring excision.
In 2006 he halved his workload within the NHS to dedicate more time to the
Clinics at 108 Harley Street. He retains an active interest in cancer
research and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer to the Department of Biomedical
Sciences in the University of Essex.
The Gilmore Groin & Hernia Clinic
Gilmore Groin & Hernia Clinic was established in 1991 by Mr Jerry
In 1980 Mr Gilmore recognised the syndrome of groin disruption in sportsmen
and undertook the first successful repair. The technique later became known as
'Gilmore’s Groin' or Sportsman's Groin (and also the misnomer sports hernia).
This pioneering work which has resulted in the successful and rapid restoration
of many sporting careers, was recognised nationally by the award of Fellowship
of the Institute of Sports Medicine in 1995.
In 1999 Simon Marsh joined the clinic because of his surgical
expertise and knowledge of different sports and their associated injuries. He
was appointed Surgical Director of the Clinic following Jerry Gilmore’s
retirement from practice in October 2010.
People visit The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic, for a variety of reasons,
most commonly they have been referred by a medical practitioner because either
they have groin pain which has not responded to physiotherapy and treatment or a
hernia has been diagnosed and a repair is required.
At The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic you will get:
Advice and information
Facilities and services provided at The Gilmore Groin & Hernia
At The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic they provide a
comprehensive rapid access diagnostic and assessment service:
- Consultant surgeon led specialist team
- Daily consultant clinics
- On-site general X-ray
- On-site ultrasound
- Rapid results
- Experienced nurses
- Fast access to surgery