Mr Robert Smith
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBChB, FRCS Eng (Tr & Orth)
My surgical practice specialises in lower limb surgery. I principally treat foot and ankle conditions with a particular interest in ankle arthritis and ankle replacement surgery. I also treat knee arthritis and perform arthroscopic knee and ankle surgery. I have an interest in hindfoot and ankle surgery and treat ankle arthritis with ankle fusion or ankle replacement, depending on individual patient circumstances. I also treat ankle injuries with arthroscopy when suitable and reconstruct lateral ligament injuries of the ankle. Other common procedures include subtalar fusion and triple fusion (hindfoot fusion) for arthritis around the hindfoot.
My NHS practice is at Wrightington Hospital, a centre for bone and joint surgery. In 1994, I qualified from Manchester medical school and undertook junior doctor posts in the Greater Manchester area. I subsequently acquired a training post in trauma and orthopaedic surgery in the North West where I completed my general orthopaedic training taking a particular interest in surgery of the lower limb. In the latter part of my training time I worked in various fellowship posts focusing on lower limb joint replacement, and foot and ankle surgery. Through one of these fellowships, which involved working with Mr Wood at Wrightington Hospital, I developed a particular interest in ankle replacement and ankle and hindfoot arthritis. In July 2006 I was appointed as a locum consultant lower limb surgeon at Wrightington Hospital and subsequently a substantive consultant in trauma and orthopaedics at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Robert Smith at Spire include:
Spire Cheshire Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBChB / University of Manchester / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS (Tr & Orth) / England / 2004
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons specialising in trauma and orthopaedic surgery
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington Hospital
I am married with four daughters. I enjoy rugby, walking and climbing, although most of my spare time is spent keeping fit and enjoying spending time with my family.
|Telephone||Spire Cheshire - 01925 215 087 Spire Manchester - 0161 885 5284|
|Private secretary||Debbie Taylor|
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