Consultant Profile

Mr J N Alastair Gibson

Mr J N Alastair Gibson MD, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Orth.)
Practising at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Degenerative lumbar and cervical spinal disease
Spinal surgery
Microdiscectomy and Endoscopic (Video) Spinal Surgery (TESSYS)
Cervical and Lumbar Disc Disease
Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disease
Adult spinal deformity

Research interests:
Reviews of spine surgery
Treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (MRC-funded)
Development of cervical and thoracic spinal implants.
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, St John's Hospital, Livingston
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
Spine Arthroplasty Society
British Association of Spine Surgeons
New York Academy of Sciences
British Orthopaedic Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary fax:
0131 334 7338
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Tuesday 1pm to 4pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:
Since 1997, I have accepted patients referred to me at Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh with orthopaedic problems, primarily those affecting the spine, foot and ankle. This reflects my clinical practice at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Previously, I was Spinal Fellow at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney and Visiting Scholar to the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Recent research has included publication of International Cochrane Literature Reviews of surgery, development of a patented cervical disc arthroplasty and a device for the correction of idiopathic scoliosis.

I have specialist expertise in endoscopic spine surgery and kyphoplasty. The system I use for endoscopic procedures is Joimax, the leading developer and provider of complete systems for minimally invasive spine surgery. Recent publications are available on
In addition, I have also maintained an interest in surgery of the foot and ankle. I currently collaborate with several commercial companies in the UK, US and Germany.
Personal profile:
I am President of Thistle Lawn Tennis Club and I am also a member of Mortonhall Golf Club and David Lloyd Club, Edinburgh and Arran Yatch Club.

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Mr J N Alastair Gibson

Mr J N Alastair Gibson Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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