Department of Podiatric Surgery Greenwich

Podiatric Surgery is the surgery of foot and ankle performed by Podiatric Surgeons. This service delivers an efficient and effective Consultant led service providing high quality clinical care to patients with foot or ankle pathology.

We seek to improve patients' quality of life through the resolution of their foot pain. The department strives to make the most efficient use of resources to maximise patient care. The best use of resources may mean using other healthcare services and expertise, where onward referral is appropriate.

We are able to provide a comprehensive range of surgical treatments including: soft tissue lesions such Morton’s neuroma; bone surgery to correct bunion deformities, osteoarthritis of the big toe joints and problems such as claw and hammertoe deformities.

This surgery is carried out under local anaesthesia and undertaken at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup on a day case basis, so there is no need to stay in hospital overnight, with all aftercare of patients carried out by the Department of Podiatric surgery.

Patients in the Greenwich Borough can access the service via referral to the service from their GP via Circle Health Hub.

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The Oxleas Patient Experience survey gives you the opportunity to feedback on the care and treatment you have received. We also encourage your friends, family and carers to also provide feedback. Hearing your views gives us a better understanding of the needs of our patients, families and carers which helps us to make sure that we are providing a good standard of care. 

The short survey only takes a few minutes to complete and you can provide a written comment explaining what you think is working well and what is not. The Patient Experience team will collect the results of the surveys and these are shared with the relevant departments and management teams. This helps us to shape our services to continually improve the quality of the care and treatment we provide.


  • Community health services (adults)

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Department of Podiatric Surgery
Garland Road Heath Centre
2 Garland Rd

SE18 2AE

Public phone number:

020 8305 7648

  • Monday 9:30-3:30
  • Tuesday 8:30-5:30
  • Wednesday 8:30-5:30
  • Thursday 8:30-5:30
  • Friday 9:30-3:30

An on-call service is available to all people who have a surgical emergency.​


was well cared for and informed of all information . After care brilliant thank you

Dear Christine

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It is always good to get positive feedback and I will make sure your comments are shared with the team.

Kind regards

Greenwich Service Director

I would like to give a big thank you to Caryn, she was extremely professional, helpful and friendly from the first procedure to the dressing change. Great service, thank you very much Caryn and the rest of the team!

Podiatry team were great, very helpful and made me feel at ease during my procedure as I was very nervous (not good with needles), the procedure was quick and pain free and I'm so
Glad I've had it done as I can now walk without being in pain! Caryn was extremely helpful from the first assesssment to the dressing change, very helpful and friendly. Great service, thank you!

Dear Chloe

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your experience of the Greenwich Specialist Foot Service.

We are really glad to hear that the procedure went smoothly and that you're already feeling the benefit.

Best wishes

Iain Dimond
Director of Greenwich Adult Services and Trustwide Learning Disability Services

Words cannot explain how delighted I am that I proceeded with my surgery. I've hesitated for years worrying things might not go well and kept putting my operation off suffering the pain and discomfort. I'm now on week six after my bunion surgery and the healing process has gone really well. I followed all the recommendations given by the doctors. My foot looks and feels great! The scarring is next to invisible already. All of it is because of the fact that I was in hands of the two outstanding professionals who are a huge asset to NHS - Mr. Ryan Ballerino and Mr Andy McFarlane. The entire procedure starting from the first consultation to the last appointment (that I had today) was excellent. Caring and informative, highly professional people. Massive thank you to both of you. I'm a very happy patient and when I'm due to have my other foot done I know I'll definitely be going back to see you. Well done! You have helped yet another human being to feel better!

Dear Anna

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive comment on our website.

We are delighted you felt the care you received from our podiatric surgery team was of an excellent standard and that you are feeling so much better.

I will pass onto Mr. MacFarlane and Mr. Ballerino your thanks and we look forward to being of service to you again in the future.

With best wishes

Lisa Thompson
Head of Service - Specialist Teams (Adult Community Services)

I would like to give a big thank you to Mr Mcfarlane, Ryan and the rest of the team for the outstanding service and care I have received. They were able to put me at ease throughout the whole process, even on the operating table! I now have a pair of very happy feet with no pain. Thank you again.

Dear Carol

Many thanks for leaving such a lovely comment in relation to the podiatric surgery service and for the care Mr McFarlane and his team provided during your recent procedure.

I have passed your compliment onto the team; we are delighted to hear you no longer have any pain and wish you well for the future.

Best wishes

Lisa Thompson
Head of Service - Specialist Teams (Adult Community Services)

Recently, I have again had fine service from the Garland Road Health Center. I could not ask for better. The "good work" is really being kept up!

Dear Joe

On behalf of Mr. McFarlane and his team I would like to thank you for taking the time to comment on the fine service you received from our Specialist Foot Service at Garland Road. The team work hard to provide high quality services and they will appreciate your feedback which I will pass onto them,

Best wishes

Lisa Thompson
Head of Service - Specialist Teams (Adult Community Services)

I have received outstanding service in Garland Road Health Centre in 2015-2016. Both my consultant Mr Andrew MacFarlane and podiatrist Mr Ryan Ballerino are an asset to the NHS. I saw only them throughout my whole process with appointments and my consultation. They carried out my surgery in Queen Mary's hospital June 2016 and can't thank them enough for the incredible job they have done on my foot. A dedicated and hardworking team.

Dear Claudia

Thank you so much for your kind comments about our podiatric surgery service. Andrew and Ryan were extremely pleased to receive your feedback. I also appreciate the direct email you sent us about your experience. I hope you have now fully recovered following your surgery and am delighted you are happy with the result.

Many thanks

Keith Soper
Service Director

I had excellent service from the Health Centre in 2013 and now I am happy to find the experience is being repeated in 2014.
Please keep up the good work.

Dear Joe

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us and for the assurances that excellent care is being maintained. It was very kind of you to feedback and the team really appreciate you taking the time to do this.

Kind regards

Jane Wells
Service Director
Adult Community Services

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