- Fee assured
- Verified this account
- Video and telephone consultations
I believe in meeting patients' individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques--surgery is just one treatment option. I combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide my patients with the best orthopaedic care possible.
I work to develop a partnership with my patients. On my part, this begins with listening. And one of the most important things I need to know is how the physical problem affects this patient's life. I develop a dialogue, through which my patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process.
I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That's why I explain every step of the diagnostic process. Next, I want my patients to understand their condition: How it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I'll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I'll explain that avenue in depth.
My purpose is to handle each and every patient visit with care and proficiency. It is also highly important to me that our Doctor/Patient relationship is open and honest. It is my responsibility to make sure patients are well informed about their conditions and the multiple choices of treatment. My professional staff and I will also provide you with helpful patient education resources in print or on-line formats to help make your decision-making, treatment, and recovery as quick and pain-free as possible.
Areas of interest
Foot surgery; Ankle surgery; Knee surgery; Sports injuries; Minimal invasive / keyhole surgery; Joint replacement surgery
- Dorothy Keightley
- 269 Garstang Road East Poulton-Le-Fylde FY6 8JH
- 01772 201820
- 07403 393114
- 01772 822856
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
- MBBS Kerala University 1989
- D. Ortho Kerala University 1991
- MS Orth Kerala University 1992
- FRCS Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow 1998
- FRCS Trauma&Orthopaedics Intercollegiate Board, Royal Colleges UK 2003
Reference number 4453602
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
British Orthopaedic Association
American Orthopaedic Association
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Association
- Fulwood Hospital, PR2 9SZ
- 17:00 - 18:00
- 01772 201820
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
01772 201820 Ext 3