- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Open Referral network
- Foot & Ankle
- Video and telephone consultations
Mr Ballester practices as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in knee, foot and ankle surgery. He is a member of the Medical Advisory Committee of Fairfield Independent Hospital.
Mr Ballester is the Educational Supervisor for final year Liverpool medical students and is a faculty memeber of AO Synthes Courses.
Directly involved in the formation of Orthopaedic Surgeons for Mersey Region. Mr Ballester is also an Intercollegiate Examiner FRCS Orth , exit exam for the speciality of Trauma and Orthopaedics.
Areas of interest
Specialties include: Orthopaedic surgery; Osteoarthritis; Sports medicine; Sports injury; Knee Surgery; Foot Surgery; Arthroscopy / Minimal invasive surgery (MIS); Ankle / Knee surgery ~
Special clinical interests: Sports; Foot / Ankle and Knee pathologies
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Suganthi D Singaravelu Fee Assured
- Dr Robin N Foster Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Clinical Director - Orthopaedics - St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Consultant
Hallux Valgus Deformities Aetiology (Bunions)
Articular cartilage mapping and repair as well as biomechanics of the lower limb.
Football, squash, tennis , chess and photography
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Spanish - Native or bilingual
Mr Ballester has published and presented work both at a national and international level.
- CCST in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery England 2005
- FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics England 2003
- FRCSEd England 1998
- Advanced Trauma and Life Support England 1998
- LMS ( MBBS) Barcelona 1992
Reference number 3699247
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Liverpool 2012
- Panel Examiner Intercolegiate FRCS Trauma&Orth Royal College of Surgeons 2014
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
Mersey Foot and Ankle Society
- Fairfield Independent Hospital Crank Road...
- 09:00 - 17:00
- 01744 739311
- Fairfield Independent Hospital, WA11 7RS
- 13:00 - 17:00
- 01744 739311
- Spire Cheshire
- 17:30 - 20:00
- 01925 215051
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
Mobile emergecny number is available and full emergency cover provided at Fairfield for patients under my care .
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis - (5-50)
Neurectomy (major nerve) - (1-5)
Multiple procedure on forefoot, distal to and including the tarsometatarsal joints, which involves at least two distinct procedures not intrinsic to each other - (1-5)
Arthroscopic meniscectomy (including debridement) - (1-5)