Podiatric Surgery

Our specialist surgical team treat all foot problems including Hallux Valgus (Bunion Surgery) , Hammer, Mallet and Claw Toes and Morton’s Neuroma.

Podiatric Surgery is the surgical treatment of the foot and its associated structures. It is usually undertaken as a day case procedure and often but not always under local anaesthetic.

Whilst many foot problems respond to non-surgical treatment, some are best treated by podiatric surgery. This is particularly effective for persistently painful conditions or where the foot is being affected by deformity.

Common problems include hallux valgus (bunion surgery), hammer, mallet and claw toes, and neuromas (enlarged nerves).

If you would like to be seen by our team please see your GP for a referral. This service is currently available at Tetbury Hospital for patients living in the Swindon area.

You can link to the patient information available from Patient UK here:
Hammer, Mallet and Claw Toes

IHG general exclusion criteria

1. Any local anaesthetic allergy.
2. Any latex allergy.
3. Implantable defibrillator.
4. 2 week wait referrals for cancer care.
5. Patients aged <18 years.
6. Patient weighing over 135Kg.
7. Patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act or are experiencing an acute psychotic episode.
8. Patients being detained by Her Majesty’s Prison Service, where security arrangements are deemed not to be appropriate.

NB We should also only treat patients who are deemed suitable for local anaesthetic treatment in the community and who prefer local anaesthetic over a general anaesthetic.

Foot surgery specific exclusion criteria

No responsible adult to look after patient for first 24 hours.

What our patients say

  • I could not have asked for better and would like to say a good service. Lovely staff well done. I was so relaxed. Thank you all.

    Podiatric Surgery - May 2017
  • All the staff were very friendly, attentive, kind, professional and timely. Information and aftercare was fully explained. Thank you.

    Podiatric Surgery - May 2017
  • All of the staff put me at ease. I was very nervous but the procedure was explained to me and the staff were fantastic.

    Podiatric Surgery - May 2017
  • Really helpful and lovely. Felt very reassured and well informed throughout. Thank you.

    Podiatric Surgery - May 2017
  • I have been treated with the utmost kindness and consideration. What was potentially a nerve-racking experience was in fact a stress free time.

    Podiatric Surgery - May 2017
  • Very relaxed and efficient procedure. Thank you.

    Podiatric Surgery - January 2017
  • I cannot emphasise more how lovely everyone has been to me. The whole process was made so much easier by this being the case.

    Podiatric Surgery - November 2016
  • Very quick and efficient service. No pain felt. Relaxed happy atmosphere, made me very relaxed.

    Podiatric Surgery - November 2016
  • I was extremely nervous today, but the staff were amazing and really made me feel at ease.

    Podiatric Surgery - November 2016
  • Very welcoming. All staff were friendly. Everything was explained to me, even my daft questions. Excellent treatment by all staff.

    Podiatric Surgery - September 2016

Available at the following clinics:

  • Westbury
  • Chippenham
  • Swindon (South West)

The following staff perform Podiatric Surgery:

  • Mrs Claire Freeman
  • Rob Morley