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 Experience

4.67

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4.65

Explanation

4.67

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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
    1523 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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    Procedures

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

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

    4.66 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.67
    Bedside Manner
    4.65
    Explanation
    4.67
    Thyroid Problems
    6/43
    Graves’ Disease
    5/43
    Hyperthyroidism
    4/43
    Adrenal Disease
    3/43
    Diabetes & Endocrinology
    3/43
    Hormone Imbalances and Disorders (Female)
    3/43
    Hypothyroidism
    3/43
    Adrenocorticotropin Stimulation Tests (ACTH)
    1/43
    Cushing’s Syndrome
    1/43
    Dexamethasone Suppression Test
    1/43
    Endocrinology
    1/43
    Fine Needle Thyroid Biopsy
    1/43
    Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
    1/43
    Metabolic Syndrome
    1/43
    Pituitary Disorders
    1/43
    Pituitary Function Test
    1/43
    Prolactinoma
    1/43
    Synacthen Test
    1/43
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    Very good as usual.
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    everything explained to me very simply
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    Has good rapport with patient. Consultation to the point. Discussed most relevant issues. Only order relevant and most necessary tests related to my condition, avoiding unnecessary costs. Quick referral to other specialist. Patient's interest and well being always taken into consideration.
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    Dr Alwyn helped put my mind at ease. Very professional and caring approach.
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    Precise and efficient
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    I was referred to Dr Simon Aylwin following my medical. Dr Aylwin listened to me and gave very clear and concise information about what he thought my issues were and what needed to be done in order to confirm his diagnosis. He explained the procedures thoroughly and answered all my questions. Dr Aylwin put me at ease, was approachable and reassuring. After months of uncertainty I am now happy in the knowledge that my issues have been investigated and I know what I need to do to stay well. I would highly recommend Dr Simon Aylwin.
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    Very nice welcoming and made me feel at ease
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    (5/5)
    Dr. Aylwin has supported me over the last 3 years to deal with a non functioning pituitary adenoma. I have found him competent, to the point and extremely effective. I have blind faith in him and his advice and when faced with a life altering health condition that is the best one can hope for from the consultant helping them navigate their way through bewildering decisions. He has my wholehearted endorsement.
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    Patient seen for:
    Great as usual.
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    Patient seen for:
    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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