If you have a foot problem, like bunions or hammertoes, and they don’t respond to conservative treatments, like ice and rest, consider foot surgery. At South Texas Foot Surgeons, PA, board-certified podiatrist Shay Fish, DPM, and the team perform a wide range of foot surgeries, including traditional open and minimally invasive procedures. To make an appointment, call the office in Kerrville or San Antonio, Texas, or book online today.
Foot surgery is a group of procedures that use special tools to correct problems with your feet, toes, heels, or ankles.
Most foot-related health problems improve with at-home measures of care like rest, elevation, and compression. If your symptoms persist, worsen, or interfere with your quality of life, Dr. Fish and the team might recommend foot surgery.
At South Texas Foot Surgeons, PA, Dr. Fish and the team perform various types of foot surgery, including:
Dr. Fish and the team also perform reconstructive surgery, a group of procedures that correct problems affecting your balance, gait, and/or posture.
Before foot surgery, it’s important to undergo a pre-surgical consultation at South Texas Foot Surgeons, PA.
During the consultation, your provider reviews your medical records and asks about the symptoms you’re experiencing. Let your provider know if you have any underlying health problems like kidney disease or diabetes. These issues won’t keep you from surgery, but they may increase the risk of complications, so it’s crucial they’re stable.
You should also let your provider know about any vitamins, supplements, or prescription medications you take regularly. Depending on the type, your provider might ask you to stop taking them in the days before your operation.
Dr. Fish and the team perform foot surgery at a local hospital or surgical facility.
On the day of the procedure, you change into a hospital gown and lie down on an operating table. Your provider administers general anesthesia, putting you to sleep.
Once the anesthetic kicks in, your provider uses special surgical tools to make repairs and/or remove diseased or damaged tissue. After making the necessary repairs, your surgeon removes the tools, closes the incision, and moves you to a recovery room for observation.
You might have to stay in the hospital for a day or two, depending on the type of operation you had.
To learn more about the benefits of foot surgery, make an appointment at South Texas Foot Surgeons, PA, by calling the nearest office or booking online today.