Mr Mark Gaston

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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

Specialises in

  • Foot surgery
  • Ankle surgery
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery

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

My clinical practice incorporates all aspect of orthopaedics and trauma for children and adolescents and a significant portion of my NHS practice is at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids), Edinburgh where I run two specialist multi-disciplinary clinics. I also have expertise in the orthopaedic management of neuromuscular conditions in all ages and foot and ankle surgery in adults and perform surgery for the breadth of this sub-speciality including bunion correction, ankle instability and minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy). I have a particular interest in foot and ankle deformity caused by other diseases (eg muscle and nerve disease) and gait improvement surgery (osteotomy) for the improvement of walking disorders, particularly in the context of complex neurological disease.

I am the clinical specialist of the gait analysis service for the SE Scotland region. I also regularly perform 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.

I completed a PhD during orthopaedic training during which I was awarded several research grants. I have continued a strong academic interest within excess of 50 papers published in peer reviewed journals as well as invited articles and provision of peer review for three respected orthopaedic journals and NIHR. I currently lead on a Scottish national programme of surveillance for children with cerebral palsy (CPIPS) and am a member of several national committees.


General Medical Council Number: C4674562

Treatment information

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

Other treatments

  • Paediatric orthopaedics
  • Ankle surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Foot surgery

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Additional information

Ankle surgery
Foot surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Paediatric orthopaedics

Special Clinical Interests: 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.

Professional memberships

British Society of Childrens Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Movement Analysis Society

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Foot and Ankle Scotland

  • Disorders of gait and gait analysis
  • Single event multilevel (SEML) surgery for gait improvement


    Functional outcomes following paediatric and neuromuscular orthopaedic surgery

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

I live in the south of East Lothian with my wife and two children. I enjoy the rural life there and spending time with my family and dog. I am an interested observer of rugby and football.