Mr Shafic Al-Nammari


MBChB, MSc (Oxon.), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

GMC number: 6025167

Practising since: 2001


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Al-Nammari is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in surgery of the foot and ankle. His undergraduate medical training was in Edinburgh. Following on from this he was awarded a scholarship to the University of Oxford where he furthered his studies in musculoskeletal medicine and was awarded a distinction for his final dissertation.

His general surgical training, of four years, was divided between Edinburgh and London. This was followed by his appointment to the renowned six year Royal London Orthopaedic Surgery Training Programme. He has spent time training at The Royal London, St Bartholomew’s, Guy’s & St Thomas’, King’s College, St George’s and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals. He was then fortunate enough to receive highly competitive awards from the European Foot & Ankle Society, The Royal College of Surgeons and finally the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society gold medal - these facilitated two further years of advanced Fellowship training purely in foot and ankle surgery at centres of excellence across the UK, Europe and the USA.

Mr Al-Nammari specialises purely in surgery of the foot and ankle. This high degree of subspecialisation allows him to stay at the forefront of advances in the field.

Special interests

Mr Al-Nammari treats all adult musculoskeletal conditions affecting the foot and ankle. Working with a team of musculoskeletal radiologists, physiotherapists, orthotists, and podiatrists, Mr Al-Nammari is able to offer a truly comprehensive approach to the care of foot and ankle conditions - both simple and complex.

He has a particular interest in.

  • Hallux valgus (bunions)
  • Hallux rigidus (big toe arthritis)
  • Lesser toe deformity- hammer, mallet and claw toes
  • Sports injuries including ankle sprains and instability
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Soft tissue lumps & bumps (ganglions, lipomas etc.)
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Ankle replacement
  • All foot and ankle trauma
  • Minimally invasive surgery of the foot and ankle in high risk patients
  • Deformity correction and complex cases

Personal interests

Beyond his passion for his work, Mr Al-Nammari enjoys spending time with his young family and, when time permits, the great outdoors with interests in sailing, snowboarding, fishing and travel.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Shafic Al-Nammari at Nuffield Health

  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Midfoot fusion
  • Fusion of big toe
  • Orthotics
  • Forefoot reconstructive surgery
  • Toe surgery
  • Midfoot osteotomy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • Keller's arthroplasty
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Toe joint replacement
  • Bilateral Tenotomy
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Toe joint fusion
  • Hallux Valgus Surgery

Locations Mr Shafic Al-Nammari works with

Related experience


Mr Al-Nammari maintains an active research interest and is committed to advancing the field of foot and ankle surgery. His current research interests include minimally invasive surgery in high risk patients, novel surgical treatments for hallux valgus, ankle instability and cartilage regeneration. He has published book chapters, over forty peer reviewed scientific papers and has presented over fifty pieces of scientific work at national and international meetings. He remains committed to surgical innovation and has previously described and published a variety of new surgical techniques - including for bunions, joint preservation in ankle arthritis and complex ankle fractures.

He is a scientific reviewer for several orthopaedic and foot and ankle surgery specific journals. He continues to be involved in the training of both undergraduate and postgraduate trainees- training medical students from the University of Cambridge and junior orthopaedic surgeons from across the East of England deanery.


  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • European Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • The Royal College of Surgeons
  • The Royal London Hospital Orthopaedic & Trauma Society
  • The Bone & Joint Journal (Scientific Reviewer)
  • The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (Scientific Reviewer)

Other posts held

  • Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

Insurers Mr Shafic Al-Nammari works with

Mr Shafic Al-Nammari works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Mr Shafic Al-Nammari does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Shafic Al-Nammari does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Shafic Al-Nammari does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.