Dr Simon Aylwin

Dr Simon Aylwin

MA MB BChir PhD FRCP

Endocrinology

30 years of experience
22 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall

4.6

Bedside Manner

4.57

Explanation

4.6

Top feedback

“Great as usual. “
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Subspecialty

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3481435
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £310

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1234 reviews

    120 Old Broad Street

    120 Old Broad Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2N 1AR
    8 reviews

    About

    Dr Aylwin has a well-established private practice at the London Bridge Hospital that mirrors his NHS work. He is the Lead Clinician for Endocrinology at King’s College Hospital. Dr Aylwin leads the pituitary and adrenal multidisciplinary teams at King’s that look after patients with pituitary and other endocrine-related tumours and cancers. 

    He has published over 70 research papers in peer-reviewed journals in the field of endocrine tumours, clinical obesity, appetite regulation, and molecular endocrinology, regularly reviews journal submissions for international publications is on the editorial board for the journal Pituitary. He lectures widely both within the UK and abroad and has contributed to numerous symposia and debates at the British Endocrine Society and in other learned societies with recent lectures in the UK and overseas in Barcelona, Korea, St Petersburg, Zurich, India, Dublin


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Pituitary function tests

    Measurement of thyroid hormones

    Assessment of thyroid nodules

    Simon Aylwin is a consultant endocrinologist at King’s College Hospital with broad clinical practice in endocrinology and special interests in pituitary tumours, thyroid disorders, adrenal tumours and cancer, neuroendocrine tumours, inherited endocrine tumour syndromes and hyponatraemia. 

    He also works as a physician alongside bariatric surgeons managing patients with severe obesity and has an academic interest in appetite regulation.

    Keywords: 

    Endocrinologist, hypothyroid, thyrotoxicosis, adrenal, thyroid, pituitary, hypothalamus, phaeochromocytoma, paraganglioma, incidentaloma, hypercalcaemia, parathyroid, neuroendocrine tumour, NET, acromegaly, prolactinoma, prolactin, Cushing’s, Graves’ disease, hyponatraemia, obesity

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    Medical procedures

    • Adrenocorticotropin Stimulation Tests (ACTH)
    • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
    • Fine Needle Thyroid Biopsy
    • Pituitary Function Test
    • Synacthen Test
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    Special interests

    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Graves’ Disease
    • Thyroid Problems
    • Adrenal Disease
    • Cushing’s Syndrome
    • Hormone Imbalances and Disorders (Female)
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Acromegaly or Gigantism
    • Addison’s Disease
    • Diabetes Insipidus
    • Endocrine Hypertension
    • Goitre
    • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
    • Hormone Disorders (Male)
    • Metabolic Syndrome
    • Parathyroid Disease
    • Pituitary Disorders
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Prolactinoma
    • Reproductive Disorders
    • Thyroid Nodules
    • Vitamin D Deficiency
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    Education

    Simon Aylwin graduated from Queens’ College Cambridge in 1987 and undertook clinical studies at the Royal London Hospital, qualifying in 1990. After MRCP in 1993 he undertook specialist endocrinology training and research studies at Bart’s and the London leading to a PhD awarded in 2001.He took up a substantive post as a consultant endocrinologist at King’s College Hospital in 2002. Aylwin has served as a clinical committee member for the Society for Endocrinology and committee member for the UKINETS (UK and Ireland Neuroendocrine tumours). He is a member of the US Endocrine society and Pituitary society. 

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    Reviews

    4.59 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Hyperthyroidism
    4/35
    Thyroid Problems
    4/35
    Graves’ Disease
    3/35
    Hormone Imbalances and Disorders (Female)
    3/35
    Adrenal Disease
    2/35
    Diabetes & Endocrinology
    2/35
    Hypothyroidism
    2/35
    Cushing’s Syndrome
    1/35
    Endocrinology
    1/35
    Parathyroid disease
    1/35
    Pheochromocytoma
    1/35
    Pituitary Function Test
    1/35
    Pituitary Tumour
    1/35
    Pituitary disorders
    1/35
    Pituitary tumour
    1/35
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Graves’ Disease
    Great as usual.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diabetes & Endocrinology
    Dr Simon Aylwin has been recommended to me Only saw him once , and so far I am very happy of his future recommendation . Regarding Bed manner I have not been in hospital but I am certain that he is one of the Best Doctors to approach his patient in his care .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diabetes & Endocrinology
    I spoke to Dr Simon Aylwin for the first time yesterday and he gave me every confidence in his ability to sort out the various problems that I have. He listened to what I had to say and then clearly and concisely explained what he thought my problem was and how he would proceed to get a proper diagnosis and the steps to take forward. He asked me if I had any questions and I felt quite at ease to do so and now feel like my medical issues will be resolved.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cushing’s Syndrome Hormone Imbalances and Disorders (Female) Hypothyroidism
    Very friendly and professional. Helpful and knowledgeable.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems Hyperthyroidism Graves’ Disease
    Always a professional, appreciate his support
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Adrenal Disease
    Very thoughtful and compassionate construction.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypothyroidism Adrenal Disease Hormone Imbalances and Disorders (Female)
    Dr Aylwin has been my Endocrinologist for 4 years and he is simply brilliant. He gave me my life back after 2 years of feeling very unwell. I have complicated endocrine issues including adrenal insufficiency, hypothyroidism, premature menopause and androgen deficiency so not an easy case! He is also kind and has always listened to my concerns. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pituitary Tumour
    Very knowledgeable, experienced and professional. Excellent care received. I would not go anywhere else for treatment
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hormone Imbalances and Disorders (Female) Pituitary Function Test
    Thank you to Dr. Aylwin who made a terrible situation feel less terrible. Unfortunately, it was very difficult to get hold of Simon when things changed for me and I needed to communicate to him. Simon appears to have two assistants who don't seem to know what the other is doing. It was hard work getting my appointments rearranged, had i not checked the letter sent to me on email, i would have arrived at my appointment at the wrong time! For a medical practice, the admin side of things is rather sloppy and stressful for the patient.
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    Dr Simon Aylwin

    Thank you for providing feedback on the administration of the practice. I will be addressing these points in order that we can improve the smooth running of the practice going forward. Michelle.

    Overall
    (2/5)
    Explanation
    (2/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (1/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    Poor bedside manner, abrupt and appeared irritated
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