Specialist foot and ankle surgeon covering the Lakes and Dales
I work as a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in Lancaster and Kendal and provide a general lower limb surgery and fracture service. In addition I have undertaken further specialist training in foot and ankle disorders and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team both within the NHS and private sector.
Initially, for the majority of conditions, I would normally recommend a trial of non-operative treatment measures often with help from orthotists and physiotherapists. The majority of conditions will be improved by simple measures alone. Where conservative measures fail to control symptoms the option of surgery, when indicated, will be discussed with you. If I am unable to diagnose or manage your condition I will ensure that you are referred for a further opinion when required.
This website has been created to better inform patients about the various treatment options available as part of the joint decision making process. I am committed to providing a high quality, patient focused service in a relaxed and friendly environment.
In order to help monitor the outcomes from surgical treatment it is helpful for patients to complete 'patient reported outcome measures' via the BOFAS registry (patient consent will be required for this).