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Mr Syed Aftab
Mr Syed Aftab
MA Cantab MBChB FRCS(T&O) MSc
Orthopaedic Surgery
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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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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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After 1 year of trying to resolve my issues with my shoulder and not finding a solution for my discomfort and pain I am beyond happy with my experience with Mr Syed Aftab. Not only am I impressed by his professionalism and knowledge I felt that he completely put me at ease and took the time to listen to my issues and its the only time I feel confident that I can resolve the issues I have with my shoulder. I cannot thank Mr Aftab enough for todays assessment meeting and also thank you to the Imaging reception team who also booked an MRI scan for my in lightening speed time. I would happily recommend anyone who is in need for this type of injury assessment to visit Mr Aftab for consultation. Thank you very much
Patient seen for:Shoulder Pain
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02-07-2019
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Dr Aftab is a patient's dream. Confident, knowledgeable and with the rare ability to explain complex medical procedures/workings and make them so easy to understand. Within a minute of meeting Dr Aftab I knew I was in great hands. He made me feel so assured which was very crucial given I was having my first ever major surgery to treat a herniated disc in my lower back (L5-S1 Disc). Since my operation, I feel like I have my life back and I will be forever grateful for Dr Aftab for that. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to have me or my family go to Dr Aftab in the future.
Patient seen for:Herniated Disc or Slipped DiscLower back painsurgery for sciaticaDiscectomyL5-S1 Disc Herniation
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02-07-2019
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very warm and accommodating. Seems to have a very sharp understanding of the condition Clear explanations of the diagnosis.
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01-07-2019
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Dr Aftab is very professional, respectful and observant. I would strongly recommend him.
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18-06-2019
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Excellent and helpful, understanding doctor.
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17-06-2019
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My consultations have been very thorough. My back condition was accurately diagnosed on my first consultation and confirmed after MRI. A course of treatment has been arranged which I am happy with and am confident it will be successful.
Patient seen for:Lower back pain
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06-06-2019
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Mr Aftab is an excellent doctor. Very understanding, personable and knowledgeable. He understood the importance of sports and worked very hard to re-assure me that I would be able to return to exercise despite my injury.
Patient seen for:Lower back painDegenerative disc disease
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05-06-2019
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I’ve had loads of consultations over the years. This was easily the best. Incredibly knowledgeable precise and structured. Clear understanding of my concerns and objectives. If the next steps are conducted in the same way I feel confident that I will understand my pain better and may even get it alleviated.
Patient seen for:Neck Pain
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03-06-2019
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Peer Recommendations

BY dr Taher Mahmud

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

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