Mr. Ewan Kannegieter
Consultant Podiatric Surgeon
Mr. Ewan Kannegieter, founder of Kann Foot Surgery, is a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon with over 20 years’ experience in the foot business. He undertakes over 800 surgical foot procedures each year.
Mrs. Nikki Freeman
Dr Niven Akotia
Consultant Anaesthetist and Peri-op Physician
Dr Niven Akotia works with Mr Kannegieter at the Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford providing general anaesthetic or sedation and oversees the peri-operative medical management with our pre-op nurses.
Niven qualified from St George’s Medical School, University of London in 2002.
He began his specialist training in Anaesthesia with the South Coast School of Anaesthesia and underwent further specialist training in Anaesthesia from the Barts and London School of Anaesthesia from 2007.
Niven has achieved higher training in vascular, trauma and ophthalmic anaesthesia; pain and intensive care. He undertook a year fellowship in teaching and education and was an Honorary Lecturer at the prestigious Queen Mary’s University of London during that time.
Having completed his training and awarded certification in 2013, he has been working in Broomfield Hospital as a Locum Consultant, and earned a substantive consultant position in 2015.
HIs main clinical expertise is in pre-operative medicine, high-risk & day-case anaesthesia, including urological, breast & orthopaedic surgery. He also has a MSc in Informatics and a keen interest in healthcare technology.
Niven prides himself going the extra mile to help patients have a positive experience from their surgery. Once a year he travels to Zambia to run an educational programme in acute pain management as part of the charity Out to Africa. In his free time, he enjoys cycling.
Why Kann Foot Surgery?
Kann Foot Surgery is committed to providing the very best in foot and ankle care, whether that be through expert advice and consultation or our range of conservative and surgical treatment options.
Mr. Kannegieter is passionate about patient-led care and strongly believes in educating, informing and empowering his patients to make the right treatment choice for their individual footcare needs.
As with all medical treatment, there are of course risks, but you can be assured that Mr. Kannegieter will take the time to clearly explain these to you during your consultation at Kann Foot Surgery, ensuring there is plenty of time for you to ask questions.
Improving our patient’s mobility, freedom, independence, and quality of life are at the heart of Kann Foot Surgery. However large or small your foot condition, it’s our mission to get you safely back on your feet as soon as possible.