Your foot and ankle surgeon has recommended surgery as the best treatment for your foot or ankle condition.

Surgery becomes an option when conservative (non-surgical) methods have not adequately provided relief of pain, improvement of function or correction of a deformity. Surgery may also be undertaken as a preventive measure to keep some conditions from worsening.

The major benefits of foot or ankle surgery are decreased pain and improved function. In some cases, surgery is also beneficial
as a means to keep a condition from getting worse or causing other problems in the future.

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What to Know

Before Your Surgery

Medical Evaluation

You may need an additional medical evaluation to undergo surgery.

You will need to share the current medications and supplements you are taking. This includes any prescriptions, over-the-counter medications,
and vitamins, minerals and other supplements.

You may be advised to stop taking some or all of these before your surgery.

Allergies and Smoking

You will be asked if you are allergic to any medications, or to latex.

If you are a smoker, this is the perfect time to give up the habit. In addition to decreasing breathing capacity and causing other harmful effects, smoking constricts the blood vessels and therefore delays wound and bone healing after surgery, and increases your risk of infection.

Feeling Sick Before Surgery
If you feel sick before your scheduled procedure, please inform our office - even if it's just a cold or the flu.
Post-Surgery Supplies

Be sure to have these supplies on hand following your surgery:

  • Ice bag
  • Crutches, walker, knee roller, wheelchair or cane - depending on the nature of your surgery
  • Water-resistant cast/bandage protectors
Other Important Information
  • Unless otherwise instructed, no food or drink will be permitted after midnight the night before your surgery.
  • Remove all nail polish from your toes.
  • While you are recovering from surgery,
    your living quarters will ideally be on the first floor to avoid using stairs.
  • For safety purposes, make sure that throw rugs, footstools, electric cords, and other items are kept out of the way to prevent tripping.
  • Have extra pillows handy to prop up your leg.
  • Arrange for help with household responsibilities.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home and someone to stay with you overnight immediately following your

Our Providers

We are a full-service Podiatry Practice capable of treating all your foot and ankle care needs. We want you to feel confident that when you choose us, you are working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring.



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