If you are wondering: ‘what is a podiatric surgeon?’ this post if for you.
A podiatric surgeon is a type of surgeon specially trained to treat problems of the foot and ankle. Although these highly-specialized surgeons provide non-surgical treatment, as well as perform surgeries, if your physician referred you to a podiatric surgeon, you likely have an injury or condition needing surgical treatment.
Types of Procedures a Podiatric Surgeon Performs
The types of procedures performed by a podiatric surgeon can range from in-office procedures for removal of ingrown toenails to the minimally invasive endoscopic treatment of Morton’s neuroma, performed on an outpatient basis, to major foot surgery. The type of foot surgery you need depends on your condition and the foot specialist you see.
Medical advancements have made it possible for podiatric surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures for many foot and ankle conditions today that in the past would have required a more extensive surgical procedure. Although more technically demanding, minimally invasive foot surgery offers a safer treatment option with less pain, minimal scarring, and faster recovery time. However, podiatric surgeons need specialized training and surgical equipment to perform some of these procedures.
Find a Podiatric Surgeon Near You
The foot doctors at Foot Surgery Specialists of Texas are highly skilled, trained, and experienced podiatric surgeons.
Although they treat all types of foot and ankle injuries and conditions, the podiatric surgeons specialize in minimally invasive foot and ankle treatments, including non-surgical care and surgical procedures performed after making small incisions.
Surgical treatments, including emergency surgeries, are done in onsite, fully credentialed, and expertly staffed state-of-the-art operating rooms at facilities in Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Las Vegas areas. The podiatric surgeons perform these procedures on an outpatient basis.
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