Mr Willmott is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in complex foot and ankle surgery. He works at the Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery (KIMS) in Maidstone and the Spire Sussex Hospital in Hastings. His NHS practice is based at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings. 

He is a specialist in treatment of the following conditions:

  • bunion correction;
  • treatment of metatarsalgia;
  • heel pain and tendon disorders;
  • flat foot deformity and tendon reconstruction;
  • ankle instability and ligament injuries;
  • sporting injuries; and
  • arthritic conditions affecting the foot and ankle including ankle replacement.

Mr Willmott is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. 

He qualified at Nottingham University Medical School and then undertook his postgraduate surgical training in London and the South East. This involved working at The Royal London Hospital and King’s College Hospital, as well as a number of other hospitals in Kent and Sussex.

During his training he obtained a Master of Science degree in orthopaedics and conducted research into improving the surgical treatment of arthritis of the great toe. This work was presented at national meetings and won several prizes.

He was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association Travelling Fellowship Award after completing his general orthopaedic training.  This allowed him to work at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington DC, USA. Here he gained experience of cutting-edge surgical techniques used in the treatment of challenging foot and ankle injuries in American servicemen and women. 

On returning to the UK, he underwent further sub-specialty fellowship training in Bournemouth, where he gained experience in the management of a wide range of foot and ankle problems. He then undertook the prestigious AO Fellowship at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, gaining additional experience in complex foot and ankle surgery.

Mr Willmott is author of ‘Trauma and Orthopaedics At A Glance’, a popular core text book for medical students and junior doctors.

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