Mr Syed Aftab is a Consultant Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal London (Barts Health NHS Trust). He studied medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge University and Edinburgh University.
He underwent higher surgical training in Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery on the London NE Thames rotation at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. He also gained a Master of Science at University College London in Trauma and Orthopaedics during his training. Syed completed advanced fellowships in Spinal Surgery at the Royal London Hospital.
Furthermore, he continues to broaden his experience with visitations to international centres of excellence for spinal surgery (Antwerp Belgium, Bordeaux France, Neustadt Germany and Orlando USA). Syed has been pioneering the iMAS technique in the UK, using micro access techniques developed by Dr Robert Masson at Neurospine Institute, Orlando, USA (a Federally accredited Centre of Excellence). Syed believes that the best outcomes for patients can only be achieved when decisions are carefully considered and works within the framework of a multidisciplinary team.
He is the Clinical Effectiveness Lead for Orthopaedics at the Royal London and is actively involved in teaching other doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. He organizes the ‘Spine Term’ for the Royal London Hospital and Sir Percival Pott Orthopaedic Rotations. Syed has published widely in a number of peer-reviewed medical journals and is actively involved in research into spinal surgery. He has presented at national and international conferences.
Cambridge University (Pembroke College) MVST
Edinburgh University Medical School MBChB
University College London MSc
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Member of British Association of Spinal Surgeons
Member of North American Spine Society
Member of British Medical Association
Old Pauline (St Paul's School, London)
I highly recommend my spinal surgical colleague. He have recommended several of my patients to Mr.Aftab and they all seem very satisfied.
Mr Aftab is very experienced and highly regarded surgeon
Mr Aftab is a great colleague who is always reliable and helpful. He approaches his patients with attention to detail and a down to earth caring nature that patients really appreciate. Nothing is too much for him as he goes above and beyond to achieve the best outcomes for his patients.
Mr Aftab is an outstanding spinal surgeon and a British pioneer in orthopaedic spinal surgery. He carried the first robot assisted spine surgery in the UK with great success. Mr Aftab has exceptional interpersonal skills with great sensitivity and care for his patients and colleagues alike. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family with no hesitation.