Mr Andrew Iain Hilton

Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon

BSc MBBS FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Edin) FRCS(Tr & Ortho)

Professional Memberships

  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • British Medical Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Spinal Study Group
  • General Medical Council
  • North American Spinal Society

Clinical Interests

  • Disc prolapse,
  • Sciatica,
  • Leg pain,
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Back pain,
  • Sacro-iliac dysfunction
  • Spinal fractures
  • Coccydynia
  • Neck pain
  • Arm pain
  • Sports injuries

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Personal profile

Andrew Hilton is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon who is very experienced in both the diagnosis and the surgical and non-surgical management of spinal conditions. He believes that a holistic approach is key to treatment and aims to give patients choice in non-surgical and well as surgical options. Andrew enjoys working closely with all allied health professionals.
His clinical interests include disc prolapse, sciatica, leg pain, spinal stenosis, back pain, sacro-iliac dysfunction, spinal fractures, coccydynia, neck pain, arm pain and sports injuries. Andrew is a strong advocate for the correct rehabilitation and exercise for all spinal conditions.

Andrew prefers minimally invasive, micro-surgical techniques where appropriate as this can reduce unnecessary trauma and risks that can be caused by more invasive surgery. This can reduce the time a patient needs to spend in hospital and accelerate their recovery and rehabilitation.

Andrew attended University College Hospital Medical School in London and qualified as a doctor in 1991, also graduating with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Cell Pathology and Immunology. He went onto complete his specialist orthopaedic training at the highly regarded Guys and St. Thomas’s Hospitals and the Royal Free Hospital in London.
In 2005 he was awarded a highly competitive Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the world renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London. Andrew then moved to Dorset, after being offered a Consultant Spinal Surgeon post and is the lead Spinal Surgeon for the NHS Dorset Spinal Service. He has continued his professional development with further training in specific complex procedures in Britain, Europe and the USA.

In addition to his clinical work, Andrew is actively involved in the teaching of surgical skills to spinal surgeons in both the UK and internationally; in particular the teaching of minimally invasive surgical techniques. He is also a faculty member of several spinal courses and regularly lectures at meetings, seminars and conferences to surgical colleagues, trainees and allied health professionals. Since 2014 he has been the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at the Winterbourne Hospital.

  • Acute low back
  • Acute neck pain 
  • Back pain
  • Discectomy
  • Epidural for leg and arm pain
  • Facet joint injections
  • Facet Joint Denervation
  • Foraminal Epidurals
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lumbar Decompression
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar spine microsurgery
  • Minimally invasive spinal procedures
  • Medial Branch Blocks
  • Neck pain
  • Neck pain with arm pain
  • Nerve Root injections
  • Pars defect injections
  • Pars Defect Repair and Fusion
  • Sacro-iliac Joint injections
  • Sacro-iliac Joint Fusion
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis management
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Microdiscectomy
  • Vertebral Augmentation for spinal osteoporosis

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