Mr. Asad Syed
Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Specialist
I have been working in Orthopaedics and trauma surgery since 1994. In addition to my UK training, I have also worked in premier Orthopaedic institutes in Dublin. After passing my FRCS and FRCS (Trauma in Orthopaedics) I undertook a year long National Foot and Ankle fellowship at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral gaining expertise in different aspects of Foot and Ankle surgery.
I have also been involved in humanitarian projects travelling to Kashmir & China in 2005 & 2008 to undertake limb salvage operations on patients injured in the severe earthquakes. I work with UK Med, a charity which continues to support and assist in disaster management.
MB BS, FRCS, FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics)
- Improving care for Foot and ankle patients
- Minimally invasive foot surgery
Mr Syed completed his training from Yorkshire working at the famous Leeds Teaching Hospitals “Jimmy’s”. While training he became interested in foot & ankle surgery completing a one year fellowship at Arrow Park Hospital in Wirral. Prior to this he worked in many busy foot & ankle units in UK. Having worked in most of the premier institutes in Dublin he has a keen insight of working with people from rural background.
He is keen to raise awareness among general public that times have changed & foot & ankle surgery is not about mutilating painful procedures but part of a surgical revolution which ensures a pleasant & relatively pain free surgical experience which can transforms ones life at any age.
A bulk of his work focuses on bunion & corrective toe surgery. He emphasises the point that this is a big problem in the local population affecting work, walking & footwear. Modern techniques of bony & soft tissue correction have ensured that bunion & toe surgery is a safe, predictable highly successful operation that has changed the lives of many patients. Some of these can now even be done under local anaesthesia.
With the advancements in orthopaedic surgery a number of procedures can now be performed using keyhole surgery. This may vary from cleaning of arthritis from a joint to fusing the ankle. He also performs sports injury related operations around the foot & ankle involving ligament & tendon reconstructions.
Mr Syed FRCS, FRCS(Orth) qualified in 1987. He is an experienced Orthopaedic surgeon who runs a comprehensive Foot & Ankle service for the NHS at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. This is a tertiary referral centre for North Wales receiving & treating complicated cases from Bangor & Glan Clwyd hospitals. His passion in life is to help people with his surgical expertise.
He is part of a team of surgical experts who have been the first to be sent from UK to disaster zones around the world. He was the only Orthopaedic surgeon sent by the British Government to China in 2007 to help out in the Chinese earthquake. He has operated on patients in the various earthquakes Kashmir 2005, Indonesia 2009. With ‘MERLIN’ he has been to help & operate on the injured in Haiti which he describes as the most devastating disaster to date.
He is part of an international charity fitting artificial limbs to amputees in third world countries. His trips to the disaster zones have been followed up by many local & national papers. He is a keen sportsman having played hockey at professional level.