MR. SIMON CAVANAGH                                    THE SURGERY YOU CAN TRUST 


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CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON                                  01243 753015

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Simon Cavanagh qualified as Batchelor of Medicine and Batchelor of Surgery at Cambridge University in 1979, As a medical student it was soon evident that he wished to become a surgeon.

After Cambridge he took posts at Guy's Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital and King's College Hospital in London. He gained much experience in Gastro-Intestinal surgery, Vascular surgery and Neurosurgery as well as Orthopaedic surgery in those early years.

He was a lecturer at Southampton University before becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985.

As a Senior Registrar he worked at centres of excellence including St. Mary's Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London.

He won the Shaw Foundation Scholarship in 1988 and travelled to Australia and Singapore, where he worked in the Upper Limb Replantation Unit serving South East Asia. He also lectured at the National University of Singapore.

After further experience in London he was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association's Travelling Fellowship and visited centres in France, Germany and the USA.

Simon Cavanagh was brought up in Lymington, Hampshire and wished to return to the south coast once he had a family. He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Chichester in April 1993 and shares his time between NHS and private practice.

He is a keen sailor and skiier and has recently taken up road cycling.
Simon Cavanagh lives in Chichester with his family.


Whilst maintaining his range of surgical skills, Mr Cavanagh has persued his earlier specialist interest in upper limb and shoulder surgery. He has also developed extensive skills in Athroscopic minimally invasive (Keyhole) surgery for use in the shoulder and knee.

Many of the conditions he manages are sports related injuries. He has treated Test Cricketers, Rugby Internationals and currently manages injuries for the British Polo Team.

In 2003 he became Clinical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery.
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Mr Cavanagh is a member of The Royal Society of Medicine, The British Shoulder & Elbow Society, The British Orthopaedic Research Society and is a Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association


Mr Cavanagh has been extensively involved in scientific and clinical research and has been published in many peer reviewed journals, including; The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and The American Journal of Microsurgery.

He is a regularly invited speaker and faculty member for conferences and has given lectures and presentations throughout the world, from the USA to Thailand and the Philipines.

Mr Cavanagh is a member of the Faculty of Examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons.

His surgery is subject to regular audit and demonstrates a consistantly high level of "Good or Very Good" results.