Established by Dale Halford, a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Total Foot Surgery was formed to help patients in Suffolk and South Norfolk with their foot health problems.
Priding himself on the excellent levels of service provided, Dale always looks to offer friendly, straightforward advice in all consultations. At Total Foot Surgery, every available option is discussed in simple, easy to digest language, following a thorough and in-depth examination at one of three modern clinics throughout Suffolk.
With conditions affecting the foot, Total Foot Surgery believe that in some cases non-surgical procedures are often more suitable than surgical ones. Where appropriate these treatment options will be considered and discussed with you in the first instance. In cases where these treatments are not successful, or surgery is considered the only option, the procedures will be clearly explained, so our patients are fully informed before agreeing to any course of treatment.
Patients should also be aware, that at Total Foot Surgery all of our work is extensively audited using the national PASCOM-10 (Podiatric Audit of Surgery and Clinical Outcome Measurement) audit tool.
Modern procedures and inter-disciplinary care
Utilising the most modern and up-to-date procedures, such as Cartiva toe implants and Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, our aim is to get you up and running again as soon as possible and in the least invasive way achievable.
With close links to local Osteopaths and Physiotherapists, Total Foot Surgery offer true inter-disciplinary care. Where a fellow healthcare professional is better suited to providing treatment, Total Foot Surgery will always look to refer to them, to ensure our patients receive the best treatment possible, every time.
About Podiatric Surgery
A specialist field of practice, Podiatric Surgery focuses on the surgical management of conditions of the foot and ankle. Podiatric surgeons are not “registered medical practitioners i.e medical doctors”, but have undertaken extensive postgraduate training. A minimum of 11 years’ specialist training is required to become a Podiatric Surgeon.
Some feedback from our clients
My two scarf osteotomies (24.01.13 and 10.07.13) went so well. Left foot (Jan op) is completely back to normal. Right foot (July op -now 11 weeks post-op with 4 weeks in plaster cast) feeling and looking good with almost full flexibility, just a little swelling and tightness. I’m keeping up with the exercises! Special thanks to: Mr Halford for his quiet and thorough expertise Dawn, for her friendliness and infectious smile Anna, for her dedication and obvious love of podiatry Ali, for her kindness and helpfulness Craig, for keeping me amused during the second op with memories of Norwich Lin, the receptionist, who was the helpful and friendly go-between, and often forgotten also to those whose names escape me but who all assisted with the procedures and for your kind consideration in allowing me to watch my op in July.
The General Public often complain about the NHS so I consider that good service should be acknowledged when due. Mr Halford and his team recently completed surgery on my foot and I cannot praise them enough. This is a second time Mr Halford has assisted me in circa four years (different problems on my part). There is not a long wait for appointments and, once made, they are kept, no cancellations or changing of operation dates as often seen in the Health Service. Every member of the team is friendly, welcoming, caring and considerate. I was made to feel at ease at every step of the process. The is a ‘happy’ team and it is obvious to me that the staff have considerable respect for Mr Halford. I cannot thank Mr Halford and his team enough for the help they have given me and I consider the clinic should be held as a ‘Centre of Excellence’.
Just to say an enormous thank you for your skill, patience and care during my traumatic experience. You were all so supportive.
I have now received treatment from you and all the team at the unit on three occasions and each time have encountered the same friendly, thoughtful, caring and thoroughly professional approach from every person who has helped me. Whilst, these days, we only seem to hear horror stories about the NHS I can only say that your department cannot be faulted and I wish you all continued willingness and ability to deliver first class treatment to all who come through your doors.
Having seen my slim, straight foot earlier this week it feels appropriate to thank you for making it so, and everyone else who has cared for and helped me. Please pass on my thanks to Alison, Dawn, Sarah, Wendy and Zoe, not forgetting Marilyn and Lyn, who have patiently arranged appointments etc. for me. I look forward to trying my new foot out, hopefully in the not too distant future – im sure it will look good and walk wonderfully.
Dear Mr Halford and your happy band of helpers. Thank for so much for doing my foot surgery, it has healed well and walking is easier.
Just a quick note to thank you and your team for their help yesterday at your clinic. All the team displayed professionalism, efficiency and care but most of all they worked as a team and there was lots of laughter.
My sincere thanks to you all for the care you gave me when I had my operation in October. You made me feel very relaxed and comfortable and I am privileged to have benefited from such skill and teamwork.