Mr Paul Halliwell

Mr Paul Halliwell

MBBS, BSc (Hons)

Orthopaedic Surgery

33 years of experience
20 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.96

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4.95

Explanation

4.96

Top feedback

“I felt that from the moment I met Paul Halliwell I was in competent hands. The reassuring manner and the efficiency of the whole experience confirmed that this was indeed the case. Several weeks on I continue to improve day by day.“
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Subspecialties

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Orthopaedic Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3290363
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    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    773 reviews

    About

    Paul Halliwell has been Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County NHS Trust in Guildford since 2001. His private practice has thus far been based solely in Surrey. He feels privileged to have joined such an elite team of specialist orthopaedic surgeons at the Wellington HCA Hospital, London.

    Orthopaedic Profile

    Paul specialises solely in problems of the foot and ankle in both adults and children, the latter the result of Fellowship training at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. His other Fellowship, in Toronto, was in Trauma and Joint Reconstruction. He qualified from Guy’s Hospital, London in 1988 before completing the South West Thames Higher Surgical Training Programme. This combination of higher orthopaedic training led to a particular interest in total ankle joint replacement (TAR), which he began in 2003 and continues to perform on a frequent basis as one of the few high-volume ankle replacement surgeons in the UK. He teaches the uses and technique of TAR internationally and was a Principal Investigator for the national TARVA ankle replacement study.

    Clinical Approach and Wider Professional Work

    Perhaps unusually for such a supposedly mechanical surgical speciality, Paul has always had an interest in the psychology of medicine and neuropsychology, so much so that he intercalated a BSc in the subject during medical school training. He has a reputation for empathy and for attending to his patients’ concerns at a “human” level. This passion for treating patients as people is ever-present when he teaches, whether students, trainee doctors or peers. He was Director and developer of the British Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) national training course whilst a member of BOFAS’ Education Committee and is now Chair of BOFAS’ Outcomes Committee. In the latter role, he co-ordinates the BOFAS Registry, a UK-wide online system for measuring the results of foot and ankle surgical treatments.

    And to Relax....

    Outside of professional life, Paul enjoys healthy stimulation and escapism in amateur dramatics, which local companies take pride in executing to a high standard in his home county of Surrey. He can “carry a tune”, but particularly enjoys Shakespeare and gritty non-musical dramas such as those by Pinter. Henry V, the Homecoming and Jekyll & Hyde have been some of his favourites in recent years.

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    Medical procedures

    • Ankle Replacement
    • Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Joint Fusion
    • Arthroscopy
    • Big Toe Fusion Surgery
    • Bunionette Deformity Correction
    • Cheilectomy
    • Claw Toe Correction
    • Excision of Mortons Neuromas
    • Flatfoot Correction
    • Hammertoe Correction
    • Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Tendon Repair
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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Foot)
    • Foot Pain
    • Achilles Tendon Problems
    • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Arthritis (Ankle)
    • Children’s Joint Problems
    • Claw Toes
    • Foot Sprains
    • Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Fractures
    • Peroneal Tendinopathy
    • Stress Fractures
    • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
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    Education

    MB BS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

    British Orthopaedic Association

    British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

    British Medical Association

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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Foot Pain
    23/55
    Arthritis (Foot)
    10/55
    Foot & Ankle Surgery
    7/55
    Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    5/55
    Achilles Tendon Problems
    4/55
    Ankle replacement
    4/55
    Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    4/55
    Arthritis
    3/55
    Arthritis (Ankle)
    3/55
    Ankle Joint Fusion
    2/55
    Excision of Mortons Neuromas
    2/55
    Peroneal Tendinopathy
    2/55
    Tendon Repair
    2/55
    Xray
    2/55
    Achilles Tendinopathy
    1/55
    Ankle Fractures
    1/55
    Ankle Replacement
    1/55
    Arthroscopy
    1/55
    Bone Spurs
    1/55
    Bunion hammer toe
    1/55
    Exostosis
    1/55
    Foot and Ankle Surgery
    1/55
    He operated on torn tendons in my foot
    1/55
    Ingrown Toenail (Onychocryptosis)
    1/55
    Joint Manipulation
    1/55
    Paediatric Consultation
    1/55
    Paediatric fractures
    1/55
    Repair of arthritic toe.
    1/55
    Stress Fractures
    1/55
    Tendon Injuries
    1/55
    excision of exostosis 5th metatarsal
    1/55
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bunion hammer toe
    I felt that from the moment I met Paul Halliwell I was in competent hands. The reassuring manner and the efficiency of the whole experience confirmed that this was indeed the case. Several weeks on I continue to improve day by day.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ankle Replacement
    From start to finish Mr Halliwell has been excellent. I have now had two ankle replacements and his advice and explanations and timings of symptoms have been spot on.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    I was always well informed about the procedure and knew what to expect
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthritis (Ankle)
    I would commend Paul Halliwell to anyone contemplating foot or ankle surgery.At first I was nervous about seeking an operation for a painful arthritic ankle but once I had met Paul I felt completely at ease in his hands and his expertise is beyond doubt.I had four follow-up appointments and post operative treatment and care were excellent.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    I was initially very pleased with the result but subsequently I have had difficulty in getting shoes on and the foot is swollen and sore. The worst part is it is painful at night and disturbs my sleep.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Joint Manipulation
    Mr Halliwell listened sympathetically to me and was very informative in his diagnosis explaining clearly my options. I am now able to run again! Thank you!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain Bunions (Hallux Valgus) Arthritis (Foot)
    excellent consultation
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain Foot & Ankle Surgery
    Helpful and informative
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain Arthritis (Foot)
    Excellent. A pleasure to deal with
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthritis (Foot) Arthritis
    Totally reassuring experience from start to finish. Post-op recovery went as forecast and no problems in the year since my op.
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