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Mr Simon Marsh is the Surgical Director of the Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic, which was established in 1991 by Mr Jerry Gilmore. The standard anatomical repair of Gilmore’s Groin is now termed the Marsh Modification of the Gilmore Technique, reflecting the adaptations that have been made since 2010. 


Mr Gilmore was appointed a Consultant Surgeon at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London in 1976 and was awarded the Begley Prize and Hunterian Professorship by The Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Moynihan Prize by the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

During his research for his Master of Surgery Degree he developed an interest in wound healing which evolved into specific interest in soft tissue injuries and repair. In 1980 he recognised the syndrome of Groin disruption in sportsmen and undertook the first successful repair.

The technique later became known as "Gilmore's Groin" or Sportsmans Groin. This pioneering work which has resulted in the successful and rapid restoration of many sporting careers, was recognised nationally by the award of Fellowship of the Institute of Sports Medicine in 1995.

In 1999 Mr Simon Marsh a prize winning Cambridge Graduate and Consultant in Colchester joined the clinic and was appointed Surgical Director of the Clinic following Jerry Gilmore's retirement from practice in October 2010.

The clinic has treated more than 9000 people for groin problems, including over 450 internationals, since it was founded in 1980.

Multidisciplinary Working

Successful treatment depends upon a multi-disciplinary approach of surgeon, physician, radiologist, physio and nurses to ensure rapid assessment and treatment for Gilmore’s Groin and other hernia conditions.

Meet The Gilmore Groin And Hernia Team.

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