Mr Simon David Hobbs



GMC number: 4502609

Practising since: 1998


General Surgery

Consultation times

  • Weekly Monday PM
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Mr Hobbs is a specialist Consultant Vascular Surgeon and has developed a specific interest in providing local anaesthetic, minimally invasive solutions to treating varicose veins and thread veins.

He is passionate about providing high quality care for patients with varicose and thread veins. He believes that the majority of varicose veins and thread veins can be treated with minimally invasive, state of the art techniques, under local anaesthetic as a walk-in, walk-out procedure with little down time.  Clinic appointments and procedures are performed in a relaxed atmosphere and he makes sure that discussions about treatment are delivered in language that patients can easily understand.

He is trained in the use of duplex ultrasound, which is an essential tool in the assessment of varicose and thread veins.  Accurate assessment of the anatomy and function of the veins, especially the deeper “feeder” veins, ensures that tailored, individualised treatment plans can be recommended, providing optimum results.  

Special interests

These include:

  • Varicose veins
  • Thread veins

Other interests

Mr Hobbs professional interests are:

  • Varicose veins - including modern minimally invasive techniques
  • Abdominal wall hernia
  • Vascular health assessments
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms - including endovascular repair
  • Intermittent claudication
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

Personal interests

Outside of work he has a fun and varied life.  He is married to a local GP and has two children who he spends most of his spare time with. He coaches junior rugby at our local club and enjoys fell-walking, squash and racketball.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Simon David Hobbs at Nuffield Health

  • Thread vein treatment (sclerotherapy)
  • Carotid doppler
  • AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm)
  • Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation for Varicose Veins
  • Varicose vein stripping
  • Ultrasound

Locations Mr Simon David Hobbs works with

Related experience


During his training, he spent two and a half years performing research and conducting clinical trials which culminated in the award of a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.  

He has over 25 publications in peer-reviewed surgical journals on a broad range of vascular topics, have presented work at National and International conferences and have written a number of book chapters.


  • The Vascular Society
  • Royal College of Surgeons (England)
  • European Vascular Society
  • British Society of Endovascular Therapy

Other posts held

  • Consultant Vascular Endovascular Surgeon New Cross Hospital Private Practice, Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital

Insurers Mr Simon David Hobbs works with

Mr Simon David Hobbs works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Health-on-Line
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Benenden Health


Mr Simon David Hobbs does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Simon David Hobbs does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Simon David Hobbs does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.