Mr Andrew Quaile F.R.C.S.
Mr Andrew Quaile qualified from Charing Cross Hospital in 1978 and spent a number of years practising medicine in the Royal Navy. He then joined the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps and completed his orthopaedic surgical training at Southampton General Hospital, in the UK.
On accreditation as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1992 he pursued a career in Australia initially as a Consultant in Orthopaedics in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, as a Lt. Colonel, and then in full time private practice with a special interest in spines based at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.
On return to the United Kingdom in 1996, for family reasons, he took up a Consultant post in general orthopaedics, with a special interest in spines, at the East Somerset Trust for two years. In October 1998 he was appointed Consultant Spinal & Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust. His practice was almost exclusively that of spinal disorders.
In 2004 Mr Quaile made the decision to leave the NHS and set up in full time private practice with the aim of developing a multi disciplinary organisation of specialists committed to providing high quality spinal care to individuals.
Mr Quaile is keen to offer patients the option of non operative solutions for their symptoms before considering surgery unless there is no alternative. When surgery is appropriate he would tend to consider minimal access techniques first and foremost as they are less invasive and have fewer risks and complications. He holds monthly clinical meetings, ensuring best practice at the BMI Hampshire Clinic Hospital.
Mr Quaile lectures at numerous meetings, seminars and conferences to medical & nursing colleagues, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and members of the public. Specifically he is a lecturer in the Imperial College Course on spinal surgery as well as being a lecturer on the South East Thames training circuit, in spinal surgery. He is an International Examiner for International Orthopaedics in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Also Mr Quaile regularly provides training on the AxiaLIF, teaching and demonstrating this surgical technique, to other surgeons in the UK and overseas. The AxiaLIF is a minimally invasive surgical technique that creates a fusion at L5/S1.
Being committed to education Mr Quaile organises and hosts complimentary conferences, with the SpineWorks team, every year with the aim of updating allied health practitioners and medical & nursing colleagues on advances in treatment of the spine. For more information please click on Events.
Mr Quaile is a corresponding member for the Journal of International Orthopaedics, correcting scripts for the Journal. He is medical advisor to the BMI SpineCare product and to The Back Show, held annually in London.
In September 2008 he was a finalist in the Independent Health Care Awards, held in London, in the category Best Medical Practice.
Mr Quaile is a founder member and organiser of the South East Spine Club which meets annually. It provides an opportunity for spinal surgeons in the South to present papers, discuss advances in spinal surgery and review difficult cases in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere.
He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, British Association of Spinal Surgeons, European Spine Society, North American Spine Society, Swiss Spine Institute, International Musculo-Skeletal Laser & Associated Surgery Society, Société Internationale de Chirugie et Traumatologie, Regional Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Medico-Legal Society and an Executive Member of World Orthopaedic Concern (UK).
His main consulting rooms are based within the BMI Hampshire Clinic, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire but he also consults at BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital, in Guildford. To make an appointment please either telephone 01256 377653 or email Sheila@spine-works.com
Andrew lives in Hampshire and has been married to Deborah since 1980. They have three sons, twin boys James & Robert, who are 22 years old and both studying at the College of Law, London and George who, at 19 years of age, is reading Sociology & Politics at Exeter University. His hobbies are many and varied. They include gardening, sailing, walking, skiing, music, travel and last but certainly not least leisure time with his family!