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Mr Gavin Bowyer

Mr Gavin Bowyer
Job title
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Private Foot and Ankle Specialist
Primary specialtyOrthopaedic Surgery
- BA (Camb): 1982
- BM BCh (Oxon): 1985
- FRCS (Eng): 1989
- FRCS(Orth): 1995
- Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes: 1994
- Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor: 1994
- Master of Surgery, MChir (Camb): 1998
Year qualified
Date of GMC registration (dd/mm/yyyy)
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Mr Bowyer FRCS (Orth) is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon working at Southampton University Hospitals, and providing private orthopaedic surgery in Southampton at the Spire Southampton Hospital. He is also Honorary Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics at the University of Southampton.  He has a specialist interest in foot and ankle surgery, which makes up a major part of his NHS practice. His private practice is exclusively concerned with specialist foot and ankle conditions, and he provides a service based at the Spire Southampton Hospital.

Throughout his career as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, from 1997 onwards, Mr Bowyer has run a foot and ankle practice that closely involves colleagues in physiotherapy and podiatry. He provides a service for patients with foot and ankle problems related to sports and training, arthritis or conditions such as foot and toe deformities. His aim is to provide a complete service, optimising the outcome for patients, aiming to return them to the activities they wish to pursue, in comfort.


Mr Bowyer has presented his work on foot and ankle surgery in UK, as well as at the European Foot and Ankle Society and many other European meetings, and as an invited speaker in Australia, China, Russia and the United States. He teaches regularly on foot and ankle courses, in the UK and internationally.


Mr Bowyer consults and operates at the Spire Southampton Hospital.  Orthopaedic consultations can also be arranged at the Wessex Nuffield Hospital in Chandlers Ford and at Boyd Physiotherapy Associates in Lymington. In all instances, appointments should be made with Mr Bowyer's secretary at Spire Southampton Hospital using the contact details below.

Clinical interests

Orthopaedic expertise, foot and ankle treatments offered in Southampton:

- Ankle arthroscopy

- Ankle fusion

- Ankle replacement

- Bunion surgery

- Orthotics


Mr Bowyer treats a variety of orthopaedic conditions which may be treated with or without surgery, depending on the individual circumstances:


- Achilles tendon rupture

- Plantar fasciitis

- Achilles tendinopathy 

- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

- Hallux rigidus, also known as hallux limitus

- Clawed and bent small toes

- Morton’s Neuroma


Research interests

Mr Bowyer has written more than 40 papers on a variety of orthopaedic and trauma subjects, including the Instructional Course Lecture in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery on the management of gunshot wounds to the limbs.  In 2010 he wrote a major review article on Adult Foot and Ankle Problems for GPs in training, published in the InnovAIT journal.


Mr Bowyer has also written a number of books and book chapters dealing with trauma and orthopaedic surgery, including two chapters on the regional orthopaedics of the foot and ankle, and injuries of the foot and ankle, in the major orthopaedic textbook Apley’s System of Orthopaedics and Fractures (Hodder Arnold, 2009).


Professional memberships
- Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association
- Member of the British Trauma Society
- Member of the British Limb Reconstruction Society
- Member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
NHS Hospital
Southampton General Hospital
Private hospital/Private clinic
Spire Southampton Hospital
Chalybeate Close
SO16 6UY
Mr Gavin Bowyer
Chalybeate Close
SO16 6UY
United Kingdom
Private practice tel:
0845 094 3338
Call for appointments:
0845 094 3338