Mr Simon Khay Chuan Toh

Mr Simon Khay Chuan Toh

General surgery 03128929


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
  • Accredited endoscopist
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network
Accredited endoscopist

Specialises in

  • General
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Upper GI surgery

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr Simon Toh has been a Consultant Surgeon at Portsmouth Hospital since 2000, and Clinical Director of the Surgical Unit between 2007-2013.
He is currently the Director of the Victory Institute of Minimal Access and Robotic Surgery, a simulation centre dedicated to research in and development of training for keyhole surgery. Recent interests include the application of robotics (Da Vinci) in general surgery and innovative treatments including keyhole surgery for emergency abdominal conditions and for large hernias.
He qualified from Guy's Hospital in 1986, and pursued a training in general surgery in centres of excellence in London (Royal Marsden, Great Ormond Street, Hammersmith, St.George's) before undertaking research in acute pancreatitis in Southampton followed by advanced surgical training in Royal Adelaide, Australia and Basingstoke Hospital. He has vast experience in oesophageal and gastric cancer surgery (as part of a Cencer Centre at Portsmouth) and keyhole surgery for gallstones, reflux, hernias and acute abdominal conditions.He recently won an Anticoagulation Achievement Award 2017 for Best Work in the Prevention of Hospital Acquired Thrombosis and is a local principle investigator in the GAPS NIHR Trial of anti-thrombosis stockings,a Chief Investigator of the Dynamic Hiatal Hernia mesh trial, and has ongoing research in antibiotic resistance, frailty scores, mesh design, simulation and human factors in surgical education.

Areas of interest

Gallbladder disease; Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and cholangiogram; Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (heartburn); Laparoscopic repair of hiatus hernia; Laparoscopic fundoplication; Hernia surgery (keyhole specialist) including groin, umbilical, abdominal wall and incisional hernias; Expertise in oesophageal and gastric cancer surgery; Upper GI endoscopy - therapeutic and diagnostic (e.g. for peptic ulcer or reflux disease, stenting / dilating strictures, management of GI bleed); Bariatric surgery; Abdominal / dyspeptic symptoms including management of bowel obstruction and division of adhesions with keyhole surgery; Achalasia of cardia and Heller's myotomy

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