Podiatric Day Surgery

Podiatric Day Surgery

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Podiatric Day Surgery

Providing foot surgery under local anaesthetic on a day-care basis.

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0300 303 2649

About This Service

Service details

We offer the following surgery under local anaesthetic on a day-case basis:

  • Soft-tissue lesions surgery, such as ganglions and neuromas.
  • Bone surgery, such as osteotomy and arthrodesis to correct bunion deformities, osteoarthritis of the big toe joint and lesser toe deformities.
  • Complex surgery to correct other forefoot conditions.
  • Post-surgery gait analysis and the provision of an orthotic device where necessary.

Consultations and surgery are undertaken at Braintree Community Hospital. We aim to see and treat patients within 11 weeks.

We offer patients who have undergone surgery an on-call service for the first 48 hours following surgery but they must have someone, such as a relative, at home to help them.


Eligibility criteria

Adults (18+) registered with a GP in the NHS mid Essex area, who are medically fit and appropriate for surgery under a local anaesthetic. 


  • Patients who are not medically fit to undergo the procedure.
  • Patients who lack mental capacity to cope with surgery under local anaesthetic.
  • Patients who do not have support at home in the immediate post-op period.
  • Patients who have co morbidities will be assessed on an individual basis and, if deemed clinically unsafe to treat, will be referred back to the referring body.

Service Delivery

The service is open Tuesday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, at Braintree Community Hospital.

Referral process

You can be referred by a healthcare professional such as a GP, the Central Referral Service (CRS), medical consultant, or Provide services eg Physiotherapy Outpatient Service.

More information about the service

With the development of skills including ultrasound guided injections, popliteal anaesthetic blocks, independent prescribing, modern bone fixation technology and joint implants, we are now able to consult with, care for, treat and operate on appropriate patients with increasing success and manage issues in-house. Almost all foot procedures can now be carried out under local anaesthetic as a day-case.

We are a full-time service currently running two theatre sessions and host outpatient clinics four days per week at Braintree Community Hospital.

The range of work we offer is everything from bunions and hammer toes, to joint replacements, guided steroid injections, removal of lumps and bumps, tendon repair and balancing, fusions of joints across the forefoot and midfoot, neuroma excision, forefoot reconstructions, the rheumatoid foot, simple rearfoot treatment eg for Haglund's and much more. We have access to all investigations including ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, CT, bloods, pathology and microbiology labs. We are eager to improve and audit our results through the Friends and Family Test (FFT), pain scores and Podiatric and Surgical Clinical Outcome Measurement (PASCOM) which is a national, online, outcome database.

About the department

The department is led by Mr Ewan Kannegieter, Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, supported by a team of fully qualified Podiatrists and Podiatry Assistants who will be involved in providing your care. 

We are also a registered training centre for Podiatric Surgeons and part of your treatment, including surgery, may be provided by a Surgical Trainee under direct supervision of the consultant. 

What is a Podiatric Surgeon? 

A Podiatric Surgeon specialises in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of the foot and its related structures. Podiatric Surgeons are Fellows of the Surgical Faculty of the College of Podiatrists, whose qualification is registered under the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It takes on average 11 years to qualify as a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon.

Customer survey results for this service

  • 100% said they were treated with respect and dignity.
  • 100% said they were involved as much as they wanted to be in decisions about their care.
  • 100% said before treatment the clinician clearly explained how pain would be controlled.
  • 100% said after treatment a member of the team clearly explained how the procedure had gone.
  • 100% said they were given after-care information following treatment.
  • 100% said when contacting the team by phone they found them helpful, courteous and knowledgeable.

When & Where

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Getting In Touch

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  • Resolve your problems or concerns
  • Provide advice and support
  • Answer your questions
  • Point you in the right direction of useful information and support

Key Resources



Useful Links

  • What is Podiatric Surgery?

    The podiatric surgery service provides assessment, diagnosis and day case surgical management of foot pathologies, delivering evidence based treatments in a timely manner. Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

  • Consultant Podiatric Surgeons

    The College of Podiatry promote guidelines and standards of practice that are evidence based, ensuring patient safety and clinical effectiveness with a focus on outcomes. Source: The College of Podiatry

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