Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Stefan has been working as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Southeast of London & Kent since 2004. Since 2015 Mr Weitzel sees private and NHS patients entirely in the independent healthcare sector.

Training background

Mr Weitzel graduated from Freiburg Medical School in Germany in 1991. He then completed his postgraduate basic & higher surgical specialist training in London & Norwich including high profile institutions such as the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, The Royal London and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. Subspecialty fellowships in Foot & Ankle Surgery were spent with Prof Hans Trnka in Vienna and Mr Lloyd Williams at University College London.

Scope of Practice

As a lower limb surgeon Mr Weitzel has developed a special interest in Foot & Ankle surgery. This includes comprehensive portfolio encompassing all aspects of Foot & Ankle Surgery including modern arthroscopic & minimally invasive techniques. He has extensive experience & expertise in hind - & forefoot reconstruction procedures. This comprises in particular:

  • Ankle, hind foot & big toe arthroscopy for e.g. sport injuries
  • Achilles tendon repair & reconstruction & accelerated rehabilitation
  • Ankle fusion (arthrodesis) – open or arthroscopic & joint replacement for arthritis
  • Foot & ankle trauma including salvage after failed primary treatment
  • Realignment osteotomy & tendon transfer for deformity ie flatfoot
  • Complex bunion correction incl minimally invasive

Southeast London Foot & Ankle Clinic

Mr Weitzel is a founding member of the Southeast London Foot & Ankle Clinic (SELFAC), which brings together a group of foot health professionals including surgeons, podiatrists & physiotherapists to provide a comprehensive service to assess and treat patients with a wide range of foot & ankle complaints. 

Our philosophy is to thoroughly assess patients’ foot problems and offer appropriate advice & treatment. This will require a highly personalised approach taking into consideration the patient’s individual clinical situation & functional requirements. The priority is to offer non-operative treatments when possible including e.g. analgesia, resting devices and orthotics, anti-inflammatory injections & specialised physio- & hydrotherapy. We have also been using modern non-invasive techniques such as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) especially for causes of heel & chronic tendon pain with good success for several years.

When non-operative treatments have been exhausted or are unlikely to lead to a successful outcome, surgery may be considered by joint decision after a full and comprehensive discussion with the patient.

Current clinic Locations

The Blackheath Hospital, Blackheath | 020-82974550

The Sloane Hospital, Bromley | 020-84664000

Shirley Oaks Hospital, Croydon | 020-86552255

Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery (KIMS), Maidstone | 01622-237727

Chelsfield Park Hospital, Kent | 01689-877855

Sevenoaks Medical Centre, Kent  | 01732-775800

Practice manager

Miss Hayley Masters

E: | T: 020-32817795 | F: 01622-620921