- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Open Referral network
- Foot & Ankle
- Video and telephone consultations
Mr Stefan Weitzel has been a NHS & Independent Sector Trauma & Orthopaedic Consultant in South London since 2004.
Whilst working extensively in the area of the lower limb he has developed a major interest in foot & ankle surgery. Mr Weitzel is the most experienced foot & ankle specialist in the areas of Greenwich, Bexley & Bromley, and runs a comprehensive Foot & Ankle Service (Southeast London Foot & Ankle Clinic - www.selfac.co.uk). This work includes bunion surgery, any forms of forefoot reconstruction, ankle replacement & arthroscopic ankle & hindfoot fusion, minimally invasive techniques & innovative non-operative treatment such as extracorporal shockwave therapy (ESWT).
Stefan is also very experienced in knee arthroscopy and primary hip & knee replacement.
To demonstrate consistent good & often excellent outcomes Stefan enrols patient into an outcome database (SOS) that enables comparison with outcomes of surgery worldwide and encourages the patient to be more engaged in her or his postoperative recovery process.
Areas of interest
Ankle replacement; Ankle keyhole surgery (arthroscopy); Hindfoot fusion for arthritis; Bunion & complex forefoot surgery i.e. for rheumatoid arthritis; Minimally invasive bunion surgery; Hip & knee replacement; Knee keyhole surgery (arthroscopy); Trauma surgery esp. of foot & ankle; Sport injuries of foot & ankle: Chronic tendinitis of the Achilles and other tendons around the foot; Heel pain; Extracorporal shockwave therapy
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr J Short Fee Assured
- Dr Charlotte Higton Fee Assured
- Dr Samson Nallamilli Fee Assured
- Dr Dumindu Karangoda Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
All NHS work is provided in local independent sector hospitals through the NHS CHOOSE BOOK Scheme.
All aspects of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Triathlon, Dog Running, Outdoor sports e.g. canoeing/kayaking, surfing, history & politics and travel
(Additional) Languages spoken
- German - Native or bilingual
Courses offered to GPs
To arrange an educational event for GPs, physios, podiatrists please contact my PA Laura Chandler on 02032914143
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://njrsurgeonhospitalprofile.org.uk/SurgeonProfile?gmccode=4052795
Reference number 4052795
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
British Orthopaedic association
British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
In case of an postoperative emergency call the hospital, where the procedure took place. On-call medical advice is available and if necessary the consultant will be contacted.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (5-50)
Multiple procedure on forefoot, distal to and including the tarsometatarsal joints, which involves at least two distinct procedures not intrinsic to each other - (5-50)
Complex procedure to mid foot or hindfoot with autogenous bone graft (osteotomy/fusion +/- tendon transfers/fixation) - (5-50)
Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding K-wires +/- image guidance - (5-50)
Fasciotomy of limb - (1-5)
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