MB BS 1993 Lond; FRCS 1997


Simon trained in General Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery / Laparoscopic in London, UK. Specialist training at the Royal Marsden, St Mary’s, Chelsea and Westminster and Hammersmith Hospitals, London, UK. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Otago and Adjunct Professor Victoria University.

His main interests include cancers of the oesophagus and stomach.

He is an experienced laparoscopic surgeon performing advanced hollow and solid organ procedures; these include:

  • Laparoscopic resection of gastric tumours and sleeve gastrectomy for obesity
  • Laparoscopic Heller’s cardiomyotomy (treatment of achalasia)
  • Laparoscopic fundoplication (treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and hiatus hernia)
  • Laparoscopic repair of giant hiatus hernias
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy
  • Laparoscopic hernias (TEP, TAPP, umbilical and incisional)
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gall stone disease).


  • Abdominal
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Lumps & Bumps
  • Oesophagus
  • Upper GI (Gen Surg)
  • Gall Bladder
  • Hernias
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (General)

Title or Designation

General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

Mr Bann undertook advanced oncological and laparoscopic training at the following institutes and hospitals:

- Chelsea and Westminster, London
- Hammersmith Hospital, London
- Royal Marsden Hospital, London
- St. Mary's Hospital, London

Full NZ Registration Date

17 November 2008

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Simon Bann is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Wakefield Specialist Medical Centre, 99 Rintoul Street, Newtown, Wellington

Private Surgical Services

Wakefield Hospital - General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Wakefield Hospital, Florence Street, Newtown, Wellington