Mr Syed Aftab

Mr Syed Aftab


Orthopaedic Surgery

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15 years of experience

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“I can't speak highly enough of Mr Syed Aftab and his team. I was fortunate to be under his care for a back pain which was causing major discomfort effecting my physical and emotional well-being. From the initial consultation through to my post op meeting, I found him to be extremely professional throughout and really helped me understand the diagnosis and the treatments available. Taking a conservative approach initially through pain management and physio, we together determined this was not going to resolve the issue and agreed to go through a surgical procedure (discectomy) to resolve. Thankfully the procedure was a success and has had an immediate positive impact on my physical well-being. The entire process was made so much easier through the care, professionalism, efficiency and friendliness of the entire LIPS team - Thank you Syed and team.“
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  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Bengali
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6120579
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £175


    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.


    • Discectomy
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Epidural
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Spinal Decompresson
    • Spinal Deformity Correction
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spine Fracture Surgery
    • Thoracic (Back) Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Back Pain
    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Arthritis (Spine)
    • Coccyx Fracture
    • Complex Spinal Disorders
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
    • Spine Tumours and Infections
    • Sports-Related Spine Injuries
    • Upper Back Pain
    • Vertebral Compression Fracture
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    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)

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