Mr Simon Butler-Manuel is a pioneering consultant gynaecologist based in London and Surrey, specialising in laparoscopy, robotic surgery and fibroids alongside gynaecological cancer, minimal access surgery and hysterectomies. He privately practices at HCA Healthcare London Bridge Hospital, Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital and Spire Gatwick Park Hospital and for the NHS at Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Mr Butler-Manuel, who receives referrals from around the country, is one of the most experienced experts in robotic and minimal access gynaecological surgery in the UK, adopting da Vinci Surgical System very early on. He has lead projects that continue to be successful, including establishing the Gynaecological Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey Hospital. It's the largest centre for robotic surgery in the NHS and is now recognised as one of the leading and progressive services for gynaecological cancer care and robotic surgery in the UK.
Mr Butler-Manuel is also the founder of gynae-oncology charity GRACE, which raised funds to buy the da Vinci technology at Royal Surrey, and is on the leadership team of the London Bridge Hospital's new robotic gynaecology service. It offers patients improved accuracy, lower infection rates as well as shorter lengths of stay and recovery period.
Mr Butler-Manuel qualified from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School at the University of London in 1988. He went on to train at St Thomas and Queen Charlotte's Hospital before pursuing gynaecological cancer care and laparoscopic surgery under the esteemed tutelage of Professor Christopher Sutton.
Mr Butler-Manuel has worked on various clinical and surgical research projects alongside academic papers, which have been published in various peer-reviewed publications. He is a recognised surgical teacher too, working as the Royal College of Gynaecologist's Subspecialty Training Programme Supervisor at the Royal Surrey and is regularly invited to speak or teach on professional courses, meetings and at conferences both in the UK and abroad.
Mr Butler-Manuel is also an active member of various associations including British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS), The British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP) and The British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE).