Foot surgery using modern techniques is an excellent way to manage some problems. New methods and equipment help in controlling pain. Long-term yields include countering the damage done by some foot problems.
Ingrown toenails and warts do not need a doctor’s referral. Patients may approach a podiatry clinic and consult with a professional to get a medical opinion. You can consider this when more standard treatments fail.
If you call to pre-arrange it, the surgery can occur on the initial appointment.
Other conditions that can be treated with surgery include bunions and hammertoes. Surgical procedures can also correct problems caused by Morton’s neuroma, interdigital neuritis or fibrosis, Hallux Limitus, Hallux Rigidus, and claw toe.
Our clinic is fully-equipped to perform specialist podiatric surgery, so you are in good hands. However, if it is your preference or if your case demands it, we can arrange for the procedure to occur in one of the various hospitals in your proximity.
The typical podiatric surgery does not take long. It can be handled on a day-case basis, using either local or general anaesthetics. This allows you to go home on the same day so that you can get on with your activities sooner.
Local anaesthetics have lower risks than general anaesthetics. Using one or the other will depend on the nature of the procedure, your overall health, and the nature of your condition. This is discussed before the operation, during the consultation phase.
Private health insurance can cover or rebate the costs for podiatric surgery. The exact amount covered will vary based on the coverage and fund. Estimates are provided beforehand so that you can budget appropriately. We recommend consulting with your insurance provider for more information.
Podiatric surgery can help restore your ability to live a full life and move around independently.