Mr Mark Gaston

Mr Mark Gaston

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MB BChir, MA (Cantab), FRCSEd (Tr&Orth) PhD

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Mark Gaston at Spire include:

Orthopaedics at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

Other treatments

Paediatric orthopaedics, ankle surgery, arthroscopy, foot surgery

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Professional profile

Availability - Spire Murrayfield: Friday 3pm-6pm. Spire Shawfair: Tuesday 1pm-5pm.

Mr Mark Gaston graduated from Cambridge University in 1999. He completed basic surgical training in Edinburgh followed by specialist orthopaedic training as Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian. He undertook two years of specialist orthopaedic training: one year specialist neuromuscular orthopaedic fellowship in Basel, Switzerland and one year senior clinical fellowship in paediatric orthopaedics at RHSC, Glasgow. He was appointed as consultant in orthopaedic surgery, NHS Lothian in 2011.

Mark’s clinical practice incorporates all aspect of orthopaedics and trauma for children and adolescents and a significant portion of his NHS practice is at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids), Edinburgh where he runs two specialist multi-disciplinary clinics. He also has expertise in the orthopaedic management of neuromuscular conditions in all ages and foot and ankle surgery in adults and performs surgery for the breadth of this sub-speciality including bunion correction, ankle instability and minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy). He has a particular interest in foot and ankle deformity caused by other diseases (e.g. muscle and nerve disease) and gait improvement surgery (osteotomy) for the improvement of walking disorders, particularly in the context of complex neurological disease. He is the clinical specialist of the gait analysis service for the SE Scotland region. He also regularly performs minimally invasive keyhole knee surgery (arthroscopy) for adolescents and young adults. This is for common knee conditions in young patients such as discoid meniscus, sports injuries, osteochondritis dissecans, removal of loose bodies, repair or removal of torn cartilage (meniscus) and for the assessment of knee pain.

Mark completed a PhD during orthopaedic training during which he was awarded several research grants. He has continued a strong academic interest with in excess of 50 papers published in peer reviewed journals as well as invited articles and provision of peer review for 3 respected orthopaedic journals and NIHR. He currently leads on a Scottish national programme of surveillance for children with cerebral palsy (CPIPS) and is a member of several national committees.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Ankle surgery
Foot surgery
Paediatric orthopaedics

Hip, knee, foot and ankle and upper limb surgery in children and young people. Specialist foot and ankle surgery in children and adults. Keyhole knee and ankle surgery (arthroscopy) for children, adolescents and young adults. Sports injuries in children and young people. Neuromuscular disorders in children and adults. Gait (walking pattern) assessment and treatment in children and adults.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Society of Childrens Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Movement Analysis Society
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Foot and Ankle Scotland

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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Personal Profile

Mark lives in the south of East Lothian with his wife and two children. He enjoys the rural life there and spending time with his family and dog. He is an interested observer of rugby and football.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0131 334 0363

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