Dr Simon Aylwin

Dr Simon Aylwin

MA MB BChir PhD FRCP

Endocrinology

29 years of experience
21 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.6
Bedside Manner
4.6
Explanation
4.6

Top feedback

“I have seen Dr Aylwin several times and cannot fault his help ,manner or professional conduct.“
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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
    758 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 and at The London Clinic 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
    • Thyroid Problems
    • Graves’ Disease
    • Acromegaly or Gigantism
    • Addison’s Disease
    • Adrenal Disease
    • Cushing’s Syndrome
    • Diabetes Insipidus
    • Endocrine Hypertension
    • Goitre
    • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
    • Hormone Disorders (Male)
    • Hormone Imbalances and Disorders (Female)
    • Hypothyroidism
    • 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

    4.6 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Hyperthyroidism
    3/25
    Thyroid Problems
    2/25
    Endocrinology
    1/25
    Graves’ Disease
    1/25
    Parathyroid disease
    1/25
    Pheochromocytoma
    1/25
    Pituitary disorders
    1/25
    Pituitary tumour
    1/25
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (3/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    Simon is an experienced and open minded Consultant. I think this is essential as Endocrinology is a very fast changing field of medicine, and openness to new ideas is critical. I can discuss issues very openly with him and feel well informed when he takes the time to explain the rationale of his thinking. He is a very busy man, so unfortunately it is sometimes difficult to obtain prompt administrative things outside of the Consultation, such as any prescription or test request which may be slightly out of the ordinary or need some amendment. Perhaps the price to be paid for someone in demand.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endocrinology Pituitary disorders
    I have seen Dr Aylwin several times and cannot fault his help ,manner or professional conduct.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I found the whole experience very good. Firstly from the medical aspect I felt very confident with Dr Aylwin. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. He asked very clear straightforward questions and immediately recognised key issues and concerns. He explained the biology to me very well and was decisive in determining next steps. He also understood why I might be particularly anxious having a family history of a specific health issue and put his responses in this context as well without me having to ask. I also found Dr Aylwin's private practice manager Michelle both efficient and very kind. I do not like heights, and particularly glass lifts in tall buildings, and felt very anxious about this. She noted this and wrote to me after my telephone call to say that she was in fact going to be in on the day of my appointment and would come and meet me which she did. Her understanding, thoughtfulness and humour really made a difference to me both in the run up to the appointment and on the day. Dr Aylwin also asked if I needed help going back down in the lift. Over the past few days when I have attended for other tests other staff in the building have gone out of their way to help me with the lifts. Thank you
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    Overall
    (1/5)
    Explanation
    (1/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (1/5)
    Lacks emotional intelligence, not very good at explaining the diagnosis and how that was achieved.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Always a pleasure, kind, polite and looks at the big picture. Explains everything clearly based on what I’ve told him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hyperthyroidism
    Dr Simon Aylwin is an excellent endocrinologist. He listens attentively, has a good sense of humour and makes one feel completely at ease. He explained clearly to me and to my GP what my condition is.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very professional and thorough, covering all areas of my condition. Highly recommend
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Professional, great manner
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I had issues with the medication I was taking and he was the only doctor that was able to help me. He is really great.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hyperthyroidism
    Dr Aylwin was the third endocrinologist I saw. He took the time to really listen to me and what I was going through, he spent time reviewing my test results and gave me options. This was extremely valuable as with the other specialists I saw before him, I didn’t feel heard, and I felt like I had no options. He took the time to answer questions and explain things to me. Thanks to Dr Aylwin, I am currently in remission and off the medication for almost 7 months. I still am having to have blood controls but I feel like even if it flares up, I have a doctor I trust and feel comfortable with. I wouldn’t be in the condition I am today if it wasn’t for him.
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