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Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic SurgeonMA cantab, MBChB, MSc, FRCS (T&O)
Mr Syed Aftab is a Consultant Complex Spinal Surgeon at the Royal London (Barts Health NHS Trust). Having completed pre-clinical medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge University, he went on to Edinburgh University for clinical medicine. He underwent higher surgical training in Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore (North East Thames) Rotation. He also gained a Master of Science at University College London in Trauma and Orthopaedics during his training. Syed has completed advanced fellowships in spinal surgery including adult deformity, paediatric deformity, spinal trauma, spinal tumour surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery and degenerative spinal surgery. He has a strong interest in minimally invasive surgery in trauma and complex degenerative spine.
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 which includes other spinal orthopaedic and neurosurgeons, anaesthetists, medical specialists and pain specialists. 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. His area of interest is minimal access spinal surgery, back pain and degenerative spine. He also has a major interest in minimal access spinal trauma surgery.
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Spinal cord injury
Intervertebral Disk Degeneration
Adult spinal deformity
Spinal tumour surgery
Minimally invasive spinal surgery
Degenerative spinal surgery