Mr Michael Butler

Specialist in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Knee Replacement and Trauma Medicolegal Expert in Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Michael Butler qualified from the London Hospital Medical College in 1996, having attended Cambridge University for his undergraduate studies. After basic surgical training, Mr Butler undertook further specialist training at the world-renowned Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol (including trauma surgery at Frenchay Hospital) and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. He has been an Orthopaedic Consultant on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council since August 2009. Mr Butler has served 25 years in the Army as a surgeon and holds a consultant appointment at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro and at St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle. Mr Butler has full admitting rights at the Duchy Hospital where he consults and operates on private patients. Mr Butler treats a wide variety of patients for complex problems of the foot and ankle- from high intensity athletes and servicemen and women to the difficult problems in later life of tendon dysfunction and arthritis of the knee and foot and ankle. Mr Butler uses the most modern techniques in foot and ankle surgery. Mr Butler is also very proud to have very close involvement with the medical team of the Cornish Pirates Rugby Club and he is heavily involved in teaching and examining future surgeons. He is the Training Programme Director for the Pensinsula Deanery and a member of the SAC in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is a member of the Education Committee for BOFAS (British Foot and Ankle Society). He has a strong interest in research, publishing and presenting at national and international meetings. He is a Review Board Member for Foot and Ankle Surgery and The Knee and Injury, both international journals in relevant surgical fields.

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  • Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
 

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27th September 2018
Written by a patient at Duchy Hospital

From my initial consultation to, so far, the post-operative visits I have been confident in Mr Butler's professional competence, empathy and ability to explain the details of my operation's benefits and risks in plain English. He exudes a professional, but relaxed, style which is certain to put the most anxious of patients at their ease. On the day of the operation, our pre-operative meeting and the interaction as the operation was getting under way were reassuring and I got thought he led his team with an easy confidence which generated a positive, calm atmosphere in the operating theatre. During my post-operative visit, the following morning Mr Butler, an obviously busy man, gave me the impression that he was happy to spend as much time with me as was necessary to explain the outcome of the operation, reassure me of its success and ensure any questions I might have were answered. I have every confidence that any future consultations will have the same positive outcome and, as I reflected in the star system above, would have no hesitation in recommending his skills to future patients.

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22nd July 2018
Written by a patient at St Michael's Hospital

I have been with me butler who has felt with for 8half years sine my ankle was severely smashed up when he first came a consultant and dealt with a been bone in loads of pieces and he put them.all together I had an operation nearly 3 weeks I juSt had the white thick plaster off and atiched out and but into a boot and today Sunday 22nd July I took the dressing off and hibby scrubbed daughter did it as she is a medic and all has healed I went straight into a boot and love the weekend. Swelling going down slowly sore to walk on touch bearring but I had subtubler fusion nail put up in the bone and screws in it I am pleased with the progress this so far hope this operation this time is successful.

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19th July 2018
Written by a patient at Duchy Hospital

Mr Butler is very approachable and friendly. He immediately put me at ease and I felt very confident in his treatment of my condition. He made every effort to ensure I got the most appropriate treatment as quickly as possible.

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16th July 2018
Written by a patient at St Michael's Hospital

I feel very lucky to have Mr Butler as my consultant, he gives me very good advice he is always caring and helpful and I feel he wants to do the best for me. When it comes to the time to have my knee and ankle replaced I will have total confidence in him.

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13th July 2018
Written by a patient at St Michael's Hospital

I met Mr Butler for the first time today and I found him very nice, friendly and he listened to my concerns. I have every confidence in him as he is going to perform an operation on my leg. I know that I can trust that he will do a good job. I had arrived early for my appointment and was seen almost immediately. I had a pleasant experience at St Michaels as I am normally nervous of going to the hospital. I felt at ease with the doctor and the nurse,


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