Mr Westwood has been working as a full time, consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at Derriford Hospital since May 2008. He trained as a medical student at Southampton University and completed his basic and higher surgical training in Southwest England and a Fellowship in foot and ankle surgery in Bristol.
He treats the full spectrum of foot and ankle conditions from sports injuries to osteoarthritis, from rapid onset to slow deterioration.
- Foot and Ankle Surgery
Mr Westwood is the head of school of surgery for Health Education Southwest. He has also been awarded the trainer of the year by the Peninsula Trauma and Orthopaedic surgical trainees.
Mr Westwood has a young family and his wife is a GP, so life is busy. He has been windsurfing for over 30 years and keeps his eyes peeled for big swells and strong winds. He cycles regularly, often commuting to work on his bike. He has cycled Lands End to John O’Groats and the Raid Pyrennean in the last few years as well as more local cycling challenges.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Mark Westwood at Nuffield Health
- Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
- Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
- Fusion of big toe
- Ankle ligament repair
- Forefoot reconstructive surgery
- Flat foot correction
- Toe surgery
- Achilles repair or reconstruction
- Tibial osteotomy
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Ankle arthroscopy
- Ankle fusion
- Toe joint fusion
- Hallux Valgus Surgery
- Ankle replacement
Mr Westwood is currently principle investigator in a multicentre randomised controlled trial at Derriford looking at the treatment of fractures of the lower limb. He is also supervising several research projects for surgical trainees.
- Medical Protection Society
- British Foot and Ankle Society
- British Orthopaedics Association
Other posts held
- Derriford Hospital, Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust
Insurers Mr Mark Westwood works with
Mr Mark Westwood works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Mr Mark Westwood does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Mark Westwood does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Mark Westwood does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.