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Best Spinal Surgeon & Multidisciplinary Team of Specialists


Consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Graduated from St Marys Medical School in 1992 and then completed surgical training and Doctorate in Medicine (MD) in London. Honorary consultant at the Royal Marsden Hospital and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. Clinical interests include minimally invasive spinal surgery, back pain, trauma and complex spinal tumour surgery. Orthopaedic training on rotation included 3 years at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, 3 years at The Royal London Hospital, 1 year at University College Hospital and 1 year in Oxford for specialist spinal surgery fellowship training. Published and lectured widely on spinal disc and cartilage tissue engineering, osteoporotic fractures, spinal trauma and rehabilitation.


Mr Caspar Aylott is uniquely dual qualified in the UK with degrees in Engineering (Nottingham University 1993), Medicine (Leicester 1998) and a Doctorate in Spine (Nottingham 2007). He completed higher surgical training in Bristol (FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics 2008) and Internationally recognised Spine Fellowships in Nottingham, Auckland (New Zealand) and Bristol.

Appointed Consultant Spine Surgeon in 2010 he has a busy spinal practice based in Cheltenham and London seeing patients from across the UK and abroad.

An expert in the diagnosis and management of lumbar and cervical spine problems, he specialises in both conservative and surgical treatments. This includes spinal rehabilitation, injections, minimal access surgery, fusion, motion preserving techniques, osteoporotic fractures.

With more than 30 publications he also lectures Internationally.


Mr Masood Shafafy Qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College of University of London in 1994. He completed basic surgical training in Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, general and vascular surgery in London and Essex before embarking on Advance Surgical Training in Orthopaedics and trauma at the Royal London Hospital in 1999. Following completion of Surgical specialist training which was mainly focused on Spinal surgery in 2005 he went on to complete two Senior Clinical fellowship in Complex Spinal deformity surgery in Oxford and Nottingham before taking a consultant post in 2007.

Mr Ahmed Hussein FRCS (Neur.Surg)

Mr Hussein trained in Neurosurgery in South Thames rotation including King’s College Hospital, and AtkinsMorley Hospital. He also worked at the Spinal Unit in Nottingham. He obtained his CCST in neurosurgery in 2002 and he is on the Specialist register. He has a Master Degree, and he is currently doing a Master Degree in Health Informatics. He has done Consultant neurosurgeon jobs. He is currently working with the Spinal orthopedic team at ST Marys and HJE.Mr Hussein is a neurosurgeon who has extensive experience in all aspects of Spinal surgery including trauma, degenerative disorders, infection, and tumour. He has particular interest in degenerative spine both in the lumbar and cervical spine.