Matthew Cichero

Mr. Cichero has performed over 3000 foot and ankle procedures. The majority of this surgery is performed on a day-care basis under either local or general anaesthetic. 

His many years working in biomechanics, orthotics and injection therapy gives him a unique insight into the conservative management of many lower limb injuries which can be treated successfully without surgery. He uses evidence-based management and treatment for common foot and ankle pathologies such as heel and arch pain.

Mr. Cichero is actively involved in sports such as triathlons, giving him an insight into many sports injury management pathways and the needs of an athlete. 

Mr. Cichero has presented both at national and international conferences and authored a number of peer reviewed international articles.

 

"A surgeon should have an eagle’s eye, a lady’s hands and a lion’s heart”.

- Sir Astley Cooper

 
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What is a Podiatric Surgeon?

Podiatrists are practitioners of the foot and ankle. They are like dentists to the teeth. Podiatric surgery is a specialist field of practice within podiatry.

Podiatric Surgeons are podiatrists who undertake extensive postgraduate training in the surgical management of foot and ankle problems.

They have a formal education in foot health and medical sciences and are trained to recognise the signs and symptoms of general medical conditions within the lower limb e.g. diabetes. Your consultant will be able to treat the foot and ankle symptoms of these conditions, but will liaise with your GP for a formal medical opinion or assistance if required.

In addition to surgical care, Podiatric Surgeons will advise you about the non-surgical treatments for your foot problem. This will help you make an informed choice regarding your treatment and agree to a care plan together.

Podiatric Surgeons are independent clinicians in the field of foot surgery and are not medical doctors.
 

Surgical Training

PODIATRIST
3-4 Year University Degree in Podiatric Medicine

SPECIALIST PODIATRIST
2-3 Year MSc in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery

PODIATRIC SURGICAL TRAINEE
3 Year Consultant Supervised Training
Final surgical examinations

SPECIALIST REGISTRAR IN PODIATRIC SURGERY
2-3 Years Specialist Training to consolidate surgical skills

PODIATRIC SURGEON
Can apply for a Consultant Post as a lead clinician
A minimum of 11 years Specialist Training
Must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
 

Where does Mr. Cichero work?

Mr. Cichero, Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, works in the NHS under the Dept of Trauma and Orthopaedics at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon and the private sector.

He is a valued member of the healthcare team and receives referrals from a range of health professionals seeking his expert opinion, e.g. GP’s, other consultants, podiatrists, practice nurses and physiotherapists.

Podiatric surgery services are based in acute hospital and community trusts, as well as in independent hospitals across the UK.
 

Audit

Podiatric surgery is a proven and effective part of foot health care, with thousands of foot operations undertaken in the UK by Podiatric Surgeons every year.

Mr. Cichero collects information for audit purposes in order to review performance, show evidence of practice and assess patient outcomes and experiences. Ask your consultant about the national audit database PASCOM-10.
 

Questions and Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about the treatment you receive, your consultant will be happy to discuss this further with you or help arrange a second opinion. 

If you are an NHS patient you will need to contact the NHS Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01793 604031 at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon. If you are a private patient, please contact Mr. Cichero’s private secretary on 01793 272318 for further assistance. 

 

Service Overview

 

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Mr. Cichero can provide current surgical and conservative treatment options in conditions ranging from bunions, and toe corrections through to midfoot post-traumatic arthritis surgery, fractures, and sports injury surgery such as ankle instability. Find out more >>

Gait Analysis & Biomechanics

Undertaking a gait analysis, and then a biomechanical assessment can help uncover whether the structure or function of the lower leg is causing the specific problem in the foot or lower leg. Find out more >>

Orthotics

Orthotics are devices that go into shoes to help aid or resolve foot and lower leg injuries. They can help prevent surgery, or be used in conjunction with surgery to the foot. Find out more >>

 

Sports Injuries

Mr. Cichero's experience in managing many types of foot and ankle injuries related to sport will help you get back to the sports you like doing most. Find out more >>

Diabetes

Mr. Cichero specialises in diabetic foot complications and surgery. He can provide an assessment of your feet, their risk to developing complications and strategies to help prevent complications such as ulcers and amputations. Find out more >>

Shockwave Therapy/PRP Injections

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a form of sound waves for the treatment of mainly soft tissue injuries such as fascia, ligaments and tendons. Find out more >>

 

Testimonials

 

"Just wondered if you would be good enough to let Mr. Cichero know that I am finally running again – my first 5k in about 5 years. The orthotics have definitely been a godsend! " Read more >>

— Sarah N.

"I would not hesitate to recommend Matthew Cichero. As soon as I met him, I knew he was the right man for the job..."  Read more >>

— William B.

 
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