About Mr Simon Bann
Simon Bann graduated from Kings College and the London Hospital Medical School and undertook his Basic Surgical Training on the Royal London and St Bartholemews programme (including Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children); obtaining his FRCS in 1997. He then spent time at the Royal Surrey County and Minimal Access Unit before his appointment to the North Thames Higher Surgical Training Programme. This was his advanced training in general surgery. He took time out of the training programme to undertake research and write his thesis with Professor Lord Darzi at Imperial College as his supervisor. During this time he also worked in Hong Kong with Professor John Wong. His Doctor of Medicine was conferred in 2003 by the University of London.
He returned to the Programme with specialist UGI and HPB training taking place at the Royal Marsden, Chelsea and Westminster and the Hammersmith Hospital. During this time he gained extensive operative experience in benign (including bariatrics) and malignant conditions of the oesophagus, stomach, liver and pancreas. He then became the Advanced Laparoscopic and UGI Fellow at St. Marys Hospital, London.
He has published more than 50 papers in a number of areas including assessment of surgery, new technologies in surgery (including robotic surgery) and advanced laparoscopic surgery. He has taught frequently on laparoscopic courses, including laparoscopic suturing courses (both here and in the UK). He has co-authored papers on laparoscopic suturing techniques. He has presented internationally on advanced laparoscopic technique and procedures including laparoscopic oesophagectomy.
He holds a teaching position at the University of Otago.
He is Clinical Leader of Department of General Surgery at Wellington Regional Hospital.
Areas of Specialisation
- Gastro-Oesophageal Cancer
- Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery
- Benign Tumours of the Upper Gastro Tract
- Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
- including Hiatus Hernia
- Ventral & Groin Hernia
- Gastric Resection
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with an intraoperative cholangiogram, Open or laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia
Balloon enteroscopy, Capsule endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Consultations, Gastroscopy
MD, BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Gen Surgery), FRACS
Hospitals Practising at
Wellington & Wakefield