At Dallas Podiatry Works, all of our doctors are highly skilled and highly trained foot and ankle surgeons. We regularly perform all kinds of surgeries, from complex rearfoot reconstructions, to ankle repair, to bunion removal.
But that doesn’t mean we’re eager to put you under the knife, either. While most surgeries we perform are safe and effective in a high percentage of cases, there are always risks and uncertainties. Furthermore, the outcome will also depend on factors out of our control—for example, how well you’re able to follow your aftercare instructions.
Surgery is sometimes necessary, but it should always be approached cautiously and thoughtfully. In many cases, there will be non-surgical options and alternatives that may be able to provide comparable (or better) results. In other cases, conservative care might not fix a problem (for example, correct a bunion deformity), but if it brings you pain relief and allows you to live an active lifestyle, you may consider that more than sufficient.
So, under what circumstances would we consider surgery to be an option? Here are some basic guidelines:
At Dallas Podiatry Works, our chief goal is always getting you the care you need through whatever means are most appropriate for your condition and for your lifestyle. We’ll always take the time to talk through your options with you so that you can feel confident and prepared for your treatment. Schedule an appointment with us by calling 972.566.7474 today.