Mr Syed Aftab

Mr Syed Aftab

MA Cantab MBChB FRCS(T&O) MSc

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by  
11 specialists

14 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Syed Aftab operated on me in March this year. From the pre-op discussions to the day of operation, I found Syed to be highly professional, able to deal effectively with my concerns, excellent at communicating how the procedure would go, very reassuring/comforting and a friendly character. I felt very much in safe hands and if someone asked me to recommend an Orthopaedic surgeon then I would suggest Syed wholeheartedly. The procedure went smoothly and I am now recovering well. Overall an excellent but unwanted experience!“
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Subspecialty

  • 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

    About

    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.

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    Medical procedures

    • Discectomy
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Epidural
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • 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
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Arthritis (Spine)
    • Back Pain
    • Coccyx Fracture
    • Complex Spinal Disorders
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
    • Spine Tumours and Infections
    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis
    • Sports-Related Spine Injuries
    • Upper Back Pain
    • Vertebral Compression Fracture
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    Education

    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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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    9/29
    Discectomy
    8/29
    Lower Back Pain
    5/29
    Sciatica
    5/29
    Lower back pain
    3/29
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    3/29
    Spinal decompresson
    3/29
    Lumbar back surgery
    2/29
    Spinal Surgery
    2/29
    Spondylolisthesis & spondylolysis
    2/29
    Back Pain
    1/29
    Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    1/29
    Complex spinal disorders
    1/29
    Degenerative disc disease
    1/29
    L3/4 TLIF + central canal decompression + L4/5 nerve root decompression
    1/29
    L5-S1 Disc Herniation
    1/29
    Neck Pain
    1/29
    Shoulder Pain
    1/29
    Spinal fusion
    1/29
    surgery for sciatica
    1/29
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Sciatica Discectomy Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    Syed Aftab operated on me in March this year. From the pre-op discussions to the day of operation, I found Syed to be highly professional, able to deal effectively with my concerns, excellent at communicating how the procedure would go, very reassuring/comforting and a friendly character. I felt very much in safe hands and if someone asked me to recommend an Orthopaedic surgeon then I would suggest Syed wholeheartedly. The procedure went smoothly and I am now recovering well. Overall an excellent but unwanted experience!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    دكتور افتاب طيب وخلوق ومتعاون وترتاح له نفسيا عند الحضور للعيادة وهو ودكتور ذو خبرة ومهاره عالية في جراحة العمود الفقري لقد أجري لبنتي عملية عمود فقري تعتبر من العمليات الكبيره والدقيقة والحمدالله نجحت العملية بفضل رب العالمين وبفضل الدكتور وخبرته الواسعة في هذا المجال انصح الجميع للتعامل مع هذا الدكتور الممتاز والعبقري شكرا جزيلا يادكتور مهما اشكرك لااستطيع ان اوصفك من طيبة واخلاق وخبره
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc Cervical (Neck) Surgery Discectomy
    Mr Aftab treated me with respect and dignity and explained my treatment without using jargon and got me involved throughout and considered my opinions at every stage. He was very considerate and thorough with everything. I found him very cautious and calm in dealing with a very difficult problem where my disc had slipped and was threatening my spinal cord. He is a very good communicator and has an excellent team with whom he consulted with great confidence. He solved my problem by carrying out a very serious surgery and it worked very well for me. I always thought that good surgeons performed miracles, but for me Mr Aftab did the impossible. I am now fit and well and it would not have been possible without his excellent team and his personal enthusiasm and I felt very safe with him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lower Back Pain Sciatica Back Pain
    Well versed in all areas relating to the spine. Was extremely thorough with my ongoing issues regarding the sciatica. Gave detailed explanation of the procedure he would preform
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc Lower Back Pain Sciatica
    Great guy! Very professional, both Mr Syed Aftab and all his staff. Great communication, very responsive and I am just so happy with the outcome of my procedure, thank you so much.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Discectomy
    Mr Aftab immediately put me at ease, explaining the recommended procedure and what I could expect. He explained what could go wrong as well so I was fully informed.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lumbar back surgery Spinal decompresson Lower Back Pain
    First class from the very beginning. Very friendly and likeable. Talked me through the whole procedure including the pros and cons. Made me feel at ease. I’m very happy with the outcome..
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    Mr Aftab is very professional and explains everything to detail. I am extremely pleased with what he has carried out on my neck.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Discectomy
    Excellent job carried out and very pleased with the outcome. Thank you Mr Aftab and his team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc Discectomy
    Fantastic and professional throughout
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 11 doctors for:
    11

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Dr Shankar Ramaswamy
    Dr Shankar Ramaswamy
    Pain Management

    15-04-2020

    I highly recommend my spinal surgical colleague. He have recommended several of my patients to Mr.Aftab and they all seem very satisfied.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Spinal Stenosis, Spine Tumours and Infections, Spine Fractures and Trauma
    For procedures: Discectomy, Lumbar Back Surgery, Spinal Decompresson
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Taher Mahmud
    Dr Taher Mahmud
    Rheumatology

    02-06-2019

    Mr Aftab is very experienced and highly regarded surgeon

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Hrsikesa Sharma
    Mr Hrsikesa Sharma
    Plastic Surgery

    08-02-2021

    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.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Knee Cartilage Surgery, Arthroscopy, Steroid Injection, Limb-Lengthening Surgery, Postoperative Rehabilitation
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Hussain Alnajjar
    Mr Hussain Alnajjar
    Urology

    09-02-2021

    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.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Back Pain
    For procedures: Lumbar Back Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague

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