New surgeons at Weston increase treatment opportunities for patients

Weston General Hospital has boosted its surgical team with the appointment of three new orthopaedic surgeons.

The hospital, which is run by Weston Area Health NHS Trust, has added Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons Mr Koye Odutola, Mr Riaz Ahmad and Mr Hideki Nagata to its ranks bringing the number of Orthopaedic surgeons at Weston General to eight.

The new surgeons bring with them a raft of surgical expertise adding to the existing highly skilled team treating a range of Orthopaedic conditions at Weston. Alongside hip, knee and shoulder surgery the hospital is now able to offer new procedures for both young and older people that previously would have seen patients needing to travel to Bristol or Taunton for. 

The range of new treatments at Weston General include hip surgeries on young people (18 and above) to prevent future hip problems and arthritis, foot and ankle surgeries (bunions, bent toes and arthritic conditions) as well as hand surgeries, including corrective procedures for Dupytrens disease and arthritis.

Mr Mark Price, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Head of Orthopaedics and Trauma at the Trust, said: “We are very pleased to add three brilliant surgeons to our existing talented surgical team.

"We know that most people, especially our older patients, want their surgical procedures performed as close to home as possible.

“Having your operation at Weston General means you’ll receive an excellent standard of surgical and clinical care. Your recuperation will be also be aided by our highly trained and caring teams of nurses and physiotherapists in pleasant and peaceful surroundings.

“Offering more surgical procedures at Weston provides other key benefits. It reduces the inconvenience and expense of travelling, visiting by friends and families becomes much easier and follow up outpatient appointments are far less stressful. These are all important considerations for our patients, especially those struggling with mobility.”

“Our aim is to offer as many different specialties of Orthopaedic surgery on our patient’s doorstep as possible. There will still be highly complicated cases where we have to refer onwards to larger hospitals, but we want to avoid this situation for as many patients as we can.”

Both Mr Odutola and Mr Ahmad are already in post, while Mr Nagata will join the team in February.

Mr Price added: “We look forward to welcoming Mr Nagata next year filling our compliment of surgeons and continuing to deliver the highest standard of care to our patients both young and old.”