Consultant Profile

Mr Paul Gaston

Mr Paul Gaston MBChB (Hons), FRCSEd, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • 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, Mr Gaston undertook surgical training in Edinburgh, followed by  Orthopaedic training in Oxford and Edinburgh.

He completed his training with Specialist Fellowships in Brisbane, Australia and Edinburgh, and was then appointed as a Consultant in the Arthroplasty Service in Edinburgh. 

Mr Gaston's practice mainly involves hip and knee surgery with an interest in young adult hip joint pain. He is one of only a few surgeons that offer hip arthroscopy.   Since becoming a consultant he has 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). He is now able to offer Open and Arthroscopic Hip Surgery for the management of this problem.  Over the last 10 years Mr Gaston has worked with Dr John Wilson, Anaesthetist. 

Personal profile:

Originally from Northern Ireland, he lives in Edinburgh with his wife and three daughters. His interests include rugby and cycling to keep fit.

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Mr Paul Gaston

Mr Paul Gaston Orthopaedic Surgeon

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