Unlike some other doctors, we’re not big on rushing people into surgery. We pride ourselves on being able to treat most foot conditions non-surgically.
If we believe your symptoms can be resolved through conservative means, then we’ll do everything we can to explore those options. We even offer MLS laser therapy and other advanced treatments that are often an effective alternative to surgery
However, sometimes surgery is either unavoidable or simply the best available option to restore the highest level of functioning to your feet and ankles. If there’s a structural problem with the bones or joints, surgery may be the only way forward.
Fortunately, while we consider surgery a last resort as a treatment option, we also work hard to stay current with the latest procedures. If it must be done, our goal is to do it right.
Reconstructive Foot Surgery
|The goal of reconstructive surgery is to realign the bones and anatomical structures within the feet and ankles in order to provide maximum restoration of function.||Each case is totally unique, even when the diagnoses are the same. Procedures, incision locations, and other details of the surgery will be customized based on your condition, needs, and goals.||Techniques used may include osteotomy (cutting and resetting bones), arthrodesis (fusing bones together), joint replacements, internal or external hardware, and more.|
Examples of Reconstructive Surgery
- Bunion surgery
- Hammertoe surgery
- Diabetic foot (Charcot foot) reconstruction
- Flatfoot reconstruction
- Stabilization surgery for chronic ankle instability
- Revision surgery for conditions that have recurred despite previous treatment or surgery
- Total joint replacement surgery
How Do I Know If Surgery Is Right for Me?
Again, we're not big on rushing people into surgery. Any elective procedure must be something that both the doctor and the patient feel comfortable with and ready for. That said, the following factors may indicate that a surgical procedure is warranted or recommended:
- Your foot condition is regularly interfering with your day-to-day lifestyle, either due to constant pain, mobility reduction, or both.
- You have tried conservative treatments and alternatives to surgery with no success.