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Consultant Profile

Mr Sebastian Aspinall

Consultant breast and endocrine surgeon

Mr Aspinall's areas of speciality are endocrine and breast surgery.

His main interest is in endocrine surgery including benign and malignant thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal disease. In particular minimally invasive endocrine surgery and surgeon-performed ultrasound for thyroid and parathyroid disease. He holds an honorary contract in Newcastle to enable him to operate on patients with complex endocrine disease.

He also has an interest in benign and malignant breast disease, open and laparoscopic hernia surgery, laparoscopic (non-complex) biliary surgery and emergency surgery.

Mr Aspinall studied medicine at the University of Bristol. After teaching anatomy at the University of London and a year in emergency medicine in Australia, he undertook basic and higher surgical training in the Northern Deanery during which he obtained his fellowship in surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Before taking up a consultant post in Northumbria he undertook a fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the department of breast, endocrine and surgical oncology.

His research interests include stem cells in endocrine surgical disease and clinical aspects of endocrine and breast disease. He was awarded a certificate in clinical education from Newcastle University, organises the (national) cadaveric endocrine surgical  course and (regional) cadaveric breast surgical course at the Newcastle Surgical Training centre, and teaches (locally) on the foundations of clinical practice and hospital-based practice courses. He has many publications to his name.

He is a member of a national working group on access to British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons audit data. He is deputy-chair of the thyroid network site specific group and sub-specialty programme director (breast/endocrine) of the Northern Deanery sub-specialty training programme.


Mr Aspinall holds clinics at North Tyneside and Hexham General Hospitals.