Mr Nazzar Tellisi

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon

Practising at

Spire Leeds Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nazzar Tellisi at Spire include:

Orthopaedics at Spire Leeds Hospital

Other treatments

Fore foot surgery including:

  • Scarf osteotomy
  • Chevron Osteotomy
  • 1st MTPJ arthrodesis
  • Lapidus procedures
  • Weil osteotomy

Hindfoot surgery including:

  • Ankle arthrodesis
  • Subtalar arthrodesis talonavicular fusion

Foot and ankle trauma including:

  • Calcaneus fractures
  • Lisfranc injuries
  • Talus fractures

Tendon surgery including:

  • Flexor hallucis longus transfer for Achilles tendon
  • Flexor digitorum longus transfer for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

Ilizarov reconstruction procedures including:

  • Deformity correction
  • Ankle distraction
  • Infected ankles
  • Pilon fractures

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Professional profile

I took up the post as a consultant orthopedics and trauma surgeon with special interest in foot and ankle at Leeds General Infirmary in January 2011. I am an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Leeds.

I gained advanced fellowship training at the Hospital for Special Surgery – New York – USA, as a clinical fellow with eminent specialists in the field of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery with exposure to paediatric foot problems and complex foot and ankle trauma. I spent an additional year in the same institution as fellow the limb lengthening and reconstruction service with significant exposure to complex foot and ankle reconstruction using Ilizarov techniques. My training covered adult reconstructive surgery, paediatric limb deformities, foot and ankle surgery with substantial exposure to ankle fusions and Charcot arthropathies.

I am fluent in both English and Arabic.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Ankle surgery
Foot surgery

Ankle distraction Foot surgery under ultrasound guided ankle block Foot and ankle ultrasound applications Diabetic foot

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBcH / University of Tripoli, Libya / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Glasgow / 1996
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons

MSc / University of London / 1998
Master of Science

MMedSci / University of Birmingham / 2000
Master of Medical Science

Limb Reconstruction Fellowship Diploma / Weill Cornell University, New York / 2006
Limb Reconstruction Fellowship Diploma

Foot and Ankle Fellowship Diploma / Weill Cornell University, New York / 2007
Foot and Ankle Fellowship Diploma

FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) / Intercollegiate Examination Board / 2010
Specialty Surgical Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
American Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Senior clinical lecturer, University of Leeds

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Research and Publication


PubMed, US National Library of Medicine

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Personal Profile

I am married with three children.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0113 218 5908/9
Private secretary Sorelle Hartley
Private secretary telephone 0113 218 5674 / 07850 207468
Private secretary fax 0113 218 5990
Private secretary email

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