Foot Surgery

Foot Surgery offered in Montebello and Duarte, CA

Foot Surgery

If you have a painful or debilitating foot condition that doesn’t respond to conservative care, see the specialists at West Beverly Podiatry Group in Montebello and Duarte, California. Michael Vega, DPM, Johnny Huang, DPM, and their exceptional team offer cutting-edge foot surgery for patients of all ages. Call the office to schedule a consultation, or use the online booking feature today.

Foot Surgery Q&A

What is foot surgery?

Foot surgery at West Beverly Podiatry Group consists of making incisions; repairing, reconstructing, or replacing damaged tissues; and closing the incisions afterward. Dr. Vega has been providing surgical relief to patients for over 30 years and is highly skilled. He and his team use the latest advancement in cutting-edge technologies and procedures.

What is foot surgery used for?

Your provider may recommend foot surgery if you struggle with one or more of the following conditions and other treatments haven’t worked:

  • Arthritis
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Sports injuries
  • Foot, ankle, and heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Muscle, ligament, or tendon injuries
  • Fractures 
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Severe sprains
  • Gout
  • Diabetic foot wounds
  • Warts
  • Corns
  • Club foot
  • Other foot deformities

However, the West Beverly Podiatry Group team uses conservative options whenever possible, providing surgery as a last resort. 

Is foot surgery right for me?

After discussing your symptoms, medical history, and goals, your podiatrist determines if you’re a candidate for foot surgery. They examine your feet and ankles, order blood tests if needed, and complete X-rays or use other imaging procedures to determine the extent of your foot or ankle problem. 

The West Beverly Podiatry Group then customizes your treatment plan. They may first recommend conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, bracing, injections, laser therapy, or rest, ice, compression, and elevation.

What should I expect during foot surgery?

It’s important to follow your pre-surgery instructions, which may include stopping certain medications, avoiding food and drink the morning of the procedure, and making arrangements for someone to drive you home.

Before foot surgery, you receive regional or general anesthesia to avoid any discomfort or help you fall asleep. 

Your podiatrist cleans the treatment area, makes incisions, and removes, repairs, reconstructs, or replaces tissues. They close the incisions, bandage the area if needed, and take you to a recovery area.

What happens after the procedure?

After you undergo foot surgery, take medications as directed and ice the treatment area if asked to. You might use crutches and wear a walking boot, brace, or cast. Rest the treated area and gradually ease back into physical activity as instructed. You might undergo physical therapy to enhance healing. Follow up with your specialist as needed to ensure effective results.

Schedule an appointment at West Beverly Podiatry Group by phone or request one online today to determine if you’re a candidate for foot surgery.