Mr Willem Schenk



GMC number: 4690524

Practising since: 1986


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Willem Schenk qualified from Erasmus University Medical School in Rotterdam in 1986 and completed his orthopaedic training in Antwerp Belgium in 1996, with part of his training completed in Melbourne and Adelaide, Australia.  After working in the University Hospital in Groningen, The Netherlands, Mr Schenk started at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds in 2001, where he continues to practise.

Mr Schenk has always had a special interest in all aspects of knee surgery, ligament, meniscus and cartilage reconstructions, as well as partial and total knee reconstructions.  Mr Schenk has vast experience in Oxford unicompartmental knee replacements and has found this type of knee implants very rewarding, allowing patients to quickly recover, with much less risks and typically a better outcome than total knee replacements.

Mr Schenk gives a balanced opinion on orthopaedic issues and has presented and published nationally and internationally.

Special interests

Knee surgery

Other interests

Clinical lead for the International Surgical Training Programme of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Personal interests


Languages spoken

English, Dutch, French, German

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Willem Schenk at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Chondroplasty
  • CT scan (or CAT scan)
  • X-ray
  • MRI scan
  • Haematology profiles
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Ultrasound

Locations Mr Willem Schenk works with

Related experience


  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology
  • Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Honorary member of the Sri Lankan Orthopaedic Association

Other posts held

  • Orthopaedic consultant at West Suffolk Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mr Willem Schenk works with

Mr Willem Schenk works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Childsure
  • ESMI
  • Freedom Health
  • Healix
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Bupa
  • Aviva Health
  • WPA
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • AXA Health
  • Cigna


Mr Willem Schenk does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Willem Schenk does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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