Consultant Profile

Mr Paul Gaston

Mr Paul Gaston MBChB (Hons), FRCSEd, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Practising at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Revision Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

Hip joint replacement
Revision hip surgery
Hip arthroscopy
Surgery for femoro-acetabular (hip) impingement
Knee joint replacement
Knee arthroscopy

Research interests:

Cost effectiveness of hip arthroscopy
Outcome of total hip replacement vs resurfacing
Comparison study of new versus standard knee replacement
Infection after joint replacement surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopeadic Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthopeadics, University of Edinburgh

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Hip Society
British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary telephone number:
0131 446 3048
Private secretary fax:
0131 447 5778
Private secretary email address:
Monday am weekly
Background Information 
Professional profile:

After graduating from University of Edinburgh Medical School I undertook surgical training in Edinburgh, then Orthopaedic training in Oxford and Edinburgh. I completed training with Specialist Fellowships in Brisbane, Australia and Edinburgh, then was appointed as a Consultant in the Arthroplasty Service in Edinburgh. My practice mainly involves hip and knee joint replacement and revision joint replacement surgery. Since becoming a consultant I have developed an interest in Young Adult Hip Disorders, many of whom do not need joint replacement and have a condition called Femoro-Acetabular (Hip) Impingement (FAI). I am now able to offer Open and Arthroscopic Hip Surgery for the management of this problem.

Personal profile:

Originally from Northern Ireland, I live in Edinburgh with my wife and three daughters. My interests include rugby and cycling to keep fit.

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Mr Paul Gaston

Mr Paul Gaston Orthopaedic Surgeon

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