Mr Robert (Bob) Carter


MBChB, BSc Hons (Med Sci), MRCS, FRCS (TrOrth)

GMC number: 4442604

Practising since: 1997


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Carter is a full time specialist Foot and Ankle Surgeon based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital of Glasgow. He is UK trained in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Glasgow with European Fellowship placements in Vienna, Bordeux and Zurich. He is a specialist in modern foot and ankle techniques such as joint replacements (ankle and great toe) and bunion (hallux valgus) correction with compression screws avoiding the requirement of post operative plaster cast immobilisation. He also carries out traditional orthopaedic surgery such as complex hindfoot deformity correction and ankle fusions.

Mr Carter has a specialist interest in sports injuries of the foot and and and works regularly with a number of professional and elite level sports teams and organisations. He has a keen interest in rugby and regularly treats the Glasgow Warriors and SRU (Scottish Rugby Union) players. He regularly treats Premiership Football players from around Scotland in addition to Scottish Gymnasts, dancers and athletes from the Scottish Sports Institute. This group of patients has allowed him to develop techniques of early rehabilitation of many foot and ankle conditions such as ankle ligament reconstruction with the internal brace, achilles tendon repair and rehabilitation, syndesmotic injuries (high ankle sprain), ankle arthroscopy and cartilage treatments and plantar fasciitis.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Robert (Bob) Carter at Nuffield Health

  • Toe surgery
  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Fusion of big toe
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle ligament repair
  • Toe joint fusion
  • Cheilectomy
  • Ankle replacement

Locations Mr Robert (Bob) Carter works with

Related experience


  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Association
  • Chairman West of Scotland Foot and Ankle Group
  • British Orthopaedic Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Southern General Hospital and Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow

Insurers Mr Robert (Bob) Carter works with

Mr Robert (Bob) Carter works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Mr Robert (Bob) Carter does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Robert (Bob) Carter does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Robert (Bob) Carter does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.