Mr Alistair Stirling

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery


  • Fee assured

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  • Spine

About me

Mr Alistair Stirling is an experienced consultant spinal surgeon, treating and managing all conditions of the thoracolumbar spine including prolapsed discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spinal tumours, spinal infection, spinal trauma, spondylolysis and lisththesis, degenerative spinal disease and low back pain, and coccydynia. In 2012 his work was recognised with an NHS National Silver Clinical Excellence award.
Other positions held are listed below

• 2015-present (elected) Chair United Kingdom Spinal Societies Board
• 2015-present Expert Adviser NICE centre for guidelines
• 2015-present European Spinal Societies Advisory Board
• 2015-17 NHS England Improving Spinal Care Project Board
• 2012 NHS National Silver Clinical Excellence Award
• 2012-2016 (elected) British Orthopaedic Association Council
• 2013 National Low back and radicular pain pathway (contributing author)
• 2010, 2013 DH National Spinal Taskforce reports (contributing author)
• 2005 Foundation Tutor Spinal Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of England introduced courses teaching Spinal Surgery from introductory level to Masterclass level for consultants
• 2005-8 Lead Clinician NICE CG75 metastatic cord compression
• He is a recognised national authority on the treatment of spinal oncology
• 1995-2003 Clinical Lead Department of Spinal Surgery (ROH)
• 1995 Full time Spinal Surgery ROH. He was responsible for the introduction of Microsurgical decompressive and reconstructive techniques
• 1990 Consultant to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) and General Hospital
Outside of work interests include court Sports , Skiing ( downhill and langlauf ) , and sailing

Areas of interest

• Sciatica • Disc prolapse • Spinal stenosis • Spondyloysis • Spondylolisthesis • Metastatic spinal tumours • Spinal infection • Spinal fractures • Coccydynia

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