Mr Caspar Aylott

Mr Caspar Aylott

B.Eng (Hons), MB ChB, MRCS, FRCS (Tr Orth), DM

Orthopaedic Surgery

24 years of experience
12 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.99

Bedside Manner

4.91

Explanation

4.99

Top feedback

“The whole experience was carried out in a professional, yet friendly way and I would highly recommend Mr Aylott for anyone suffering with spinal problems.“
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Subspecialty

  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4511454
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    Cheltenham Spine Clinic

    Linton House, Thirlestaine Rd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, GL53 7AS
    49 reviews

    The UK Spine Centre

    19 Harley Street, Marylebone, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9QJ, UK
    37 reviews

    London Spine Unit

    19 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9QJ
    37 reviews

    About

    Mr Caspar Aylott is uniquely dual qualified in the UK as an Engineer and Spine surgeon. He also has a Doctorate in Spine. He completed Internationally recognised Fellowships in Nottingham, Auckland (New Zealand) and Bristol.

    He was appointed Consultant Spine Surgeon in 2010 in Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He now has busy Independent practices in Cheltenham and London seeing patients from across the UK and abroad.

    He is a very friendly and approachable Consultant and communicates clearly to patients giving individuals the time they require. 

    He has extensive experience in spinal diagnosis and the conservative and surgical management of most spine problems. He specialises especially in spine injections, minimal access surgery, microdiscectomy, decompression, dynamic stabilisation, disc replacement, fusion, osteoporotic fractures and kyphoplasty.

    He is also able to perform day case spine surgery under LA avoiding the need for general anaesthesia.

    He trains other surgeons in the techniques of Kyphoplasty and Dynamic stabilisation both in the UK, Europe and Asia.

    He has more than 30 publications and presents regularly at National and International meetings.

    Mr Aylott is a member of EuroSpine and the British Association of Spine Surgeons. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint surgery.

    Procedures

    • Microdiscectomy
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Artificial Disc Replacement (Cervical)
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Bunion Surgery
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Epidural
    • Facet Joint Replacement
    • Joint Injection
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Minimally Invasive Disc Surgery (Keyhole)
    • Postoperative Rehabilitation
    • Revision Surgery
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Spinal Decompression
    • Spinal Deformity Correction
    • Spine Fracture Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Thoracic (Back) Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Lower Back Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Back Pain
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Sports Injuries
    • Complex Spinal Disorders
    • Arthritis (Spine)
    • Bone Spurs
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Coccyx Fracture
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Peripheral Nerve Injury
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
    • Spine Tumours and Infections
    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis
    • Sports-Related Spine Injuries
    • Stress Fractures
    • Upper Back Pain
    • Vertebral Compression Fracture
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    Education

    B.Eng(Hons) 1993 University of Nottingham

    MBChB 1998 University of Leicester

    MRCS 2003 University of Leicester

    FRCS (Tr and Orth) 2010 Bristol Training. Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh.

    Doctor of Medicine 2007 University of Nottingham

    Clinical Research Fellow 2004 Nottingham Spine Unit

    International Spine Fellowship Auckland 2008 - 2009

    National Fellowship Bristol 2009 - 2010

    Syntex Prize Leicester University 

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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.99
    Bedside Manner
    4.91
    Explanation
    4.99
    Lower Back Pain
    38/82
    Sciatica
    23/82
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    21/82
    Back Pain
    5/82
    Degenerative Disc Disease
    5/82
    Microdiscectomy
    4/82
    Sports Injuries
    4/82
    Facet Joint Injection
    3/82
    Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    3/82
    Nerve Root Injection
    3/82
    Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    2/82
    Complex Spinal Disorders
    2/82
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    2/82
    Arthritis (Spine)
    1/82
    Artificial Disc Replacement (Cervical)
    1/82
    Bone Spurs
    1/82
    Lumbar Back Surgery
    1/82
    Scoliosis
    1/82
    Spinal Fusion
    1/82
    Spinal Stenosis
    1/82
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (3/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Decisive & clear cut/no nonsense approach.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    The whole experience was carried out in a professional, yet friendly way and I would highly recommend Mr Aylott for anyone suffering with spinal problems.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My Aylott was very clear that the diagnosis would determine treatment. I was impressed that Mr Aylott had a PhD in mechanical engineering as well being a published orthopaedic surgeon and spine specialist. He was not keen on immediately recommending surgery. Mr. Aylott suggested I might like to try a steroid injection, even though there was a small probability of success. I was very happy to try a simpler, lower risk procedure. Unfortunately, it did not work after 2 days. As the sciatica symptoms got worse, I could not walk without taking painkillers, I became keener to have decompression surgery. The balance of risks pointed in that direction. My Aylott explained the risks and the probability of a good outcome. His success rate was higher than the profession's average. The surgery was painless, I woke up post surgery an hour and half later and was immediately able to walk without pain! I walked out of the clinic 3 hours later. The next day, I was able to walk 2 miles. I stopped taking painkillers after 1 day. There was no pain apart from discomfort around the wound area, if I bent down too far. After a few days I could cycle easily and run a couple of miles after a week. I must stress that this was against advise, but I was guided by the pain or lack of it. 5 weeks post surgery, I can run 6 miles, albeit with lack of fitness, which I am building up. I would highly recommend My Aylott. Start with getting a diagnosis via an MRI scan and have a consultation beforehand and after the scan. I did check up on Mr Aylott by paying for a consultation with another orthopaedic consultant. This consultant looked at the MRI and came to the same diagnosis. He shared that Mr Aylott had operated on his neck a couple of years earlier. This was the recommendation I was seeking.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very friendly and welcoming but still professional. Explained carefully my problems and my options of treatment
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I’m incredibly grateful that people like Mr Aylott exist, we are so lucky to have them. I was mostly bed bound with back pain and lost control of my day to day life, I was unable to walk far, drive, sit, sleep well….I booked a one stop appointment with Mr Aylott at his clinic in Cheltenham, within less than 2 hours, I had received a consultation, an MRI, a diagnosis and a plan to get me back to me! I did in fact need surgery (as I had a herniated disc causing sciatica), which was carried out at the Harley Street Hospital, who too were very efficient, I had a microdiscectomy, I had developed a list (lean) and I was skeptical when told the surgery could resolve this almost instantly…it did! I travelled home the same afternoon, was followed up with reassuring check ins from the Drs at HSH. Within 5 days I had stopped all pain relief, I was mobile, and was able to start gentle stretches. 5 weeks later I had my follow up with Mr Aylott, and despite an expected minor amount of lower back ache from time to time (usually upon waking after a full nights sleep)…I am walking approx 10k steps per day, I’ve been back at my (office based) job since week 3 post procedure. I’m now 95% back to my normal. Mr Aylott made me feel completely at ease throughout and I was not worried at all about having surgery. I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone struggling with back pain to book a one stop appointment. Grateful thanks, Elizabeth
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (4/5)
    I had a good experience mostly because I was able to get clarity about my condition. He is well experienced and guided me towards my best option. He was warm and welcoming and I was comfortable. He is also a great listener. I feel great today because of his knowledge and experience.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Aylott was extremely understanding of my situation and nervousness and the treatment I received could not have been better. Highly recommend him to others suffering with spinal problems
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (3/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Initially I found Mr Aylott a little dismissive but as my appointment went on he was very informative, thorough & put me at ease . After 2 appointments at the Cheltenham clinic I knew he was the right person to treat my back problems.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I found Mr. Aylott most helpful and reassuring
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Caspar is an excellent surgeon and has first class knowledge of back issues. I was so pleased that he could use his skills to alleviate the back and leg pain that I was suffering. The nerve root block injection Caspar administered was entirely successful and allowed me to travel to Canada for my niece's wedding. In addition, Caspar's summary of my issues and his clinical letter was extremely helpful and gave reassurance about my future health.
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