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Mr Caspar Aylott

Professional Description:

Consultant Spine Surgeon


B.Eng(Hons), MBChB, MRCS, FRCS(Tr & Orth), DM

Imperial House
3 Montpellier Parade
GL50 1UA
Alternate Address:
Consulting addresses:

Cobalt Health, Linton House, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7AS

The UK Spine Centre, The Harley Street Hospital,19 Harley St, London, W1G 9QJ
Area of work:

Cheltenham, London and Nationwide


Mr Caspar Aylott is an Internationally trained Consultant Spinal Surgeon practising at The UK Spine Centre (London) and Cheltenham Spine Clinic (Cheltenham). His dual qualifications in Engineering and Medicine enabled him to work with the Clinical Mechanics Group at Queen's University (Canada), which is involved in Orthopaedic research and development.

Mr Aylott completed specialist fellowship training in Nottingham, Bristol and Auckland. He is uniquely dual-qualified in the UK with a degree in both mechanical and materials engineering from Nottingham University and as a Doctor from Leicester Medical School. He also has a Doctorate in Spine studying spinal biomechanics.

Appointed Orthopaedic Spine Consultant in 2010 he has extensive on call experience in managing all types of orthopaedic trauma. His expertise in spine encompasses the conservative and surgical management of most back problems, including spinal trauma, disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, neck and back pain, sciatica and osteoporotic spine fractures. He also specialises in rehabilitation, minimal access surgery, injections, fusion, non-fusion motion-preserving techniques, and balloon kyphoplasty for spinal fractures.

He has published over thirty medical publications and lectures regularly in Europe and Asia on subjects including minimally invasive surgery and spinal biomechanics. His qualifications and experience have allowed him to become a European faculty trainer for surgeons in numerous minimally invasive techniques including dynamic stabilisation and balloon kyphoplasty.

Mr Aylott has nearly 10 years of experience in medico-legal work and fully understands the responsibilities of an Expert. With International Fellowship training in Spine and FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics, he accepts medico-legal instruction with a focus on orthopaedics and spine. His additional qualifications in Engineering and a Doctorate in spinal biomechanics inform an in depth knowledge of accident forces and mechanisms of injury.

Mr Aylott has a special interest in Cauda Equina Syndrome having co-authored one of the largest UK studies on CES and outcome, published in Spine (highest impact journal):

‘Cauda equina syndrome: the factors affecting the outcome of 42 patients with a mean follow-up of 5 years’ M J H McCarthy, C E W Aylott, M P Grevitt, M C Bish- op, J Hegarty.  Spine Journal 2007; 32 (2): 207-217

He has given Expert evidence in Court and at a regulatory hearing at the General Council on CES. Ratio of instruction is approximately 70/30 claimant/defence and includes clinical negligence work.

Interviews with clients are always longer than one hour and never rushed. All reports are written from scratch with no copy, paste or shortcutting templating programs. Reports are comprehensive and evidence based, and comply with Part 35 Civil Procedure Rules.

Mr Aylott is readily available to legal teams for discussion during report preparation and throughout a case. He accepts work selectively and completes about 30 cases per year.

Consulting venues in Cheltenham and London.


He has completed medico-legal training courses including ‘Excellence in report writing’ and is working to complete the Cardiff University Expert Witness Certificate. He stays up to date through Bond Solon and attends the annual conference.


Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and the AO Spine Community.

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