Foot & Ankle Surgery

Washington, DC, US

Service Information

Podiatry

United States

DC

Washington

Podiatry

Service Description

It is our goal at Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic to provide the best care possible to address your specific foot and ankle condition. Our doctors will provide our patients with a thorough understanding of their surgical and non-surgical options. If surgery is recommended, our experts will offer an individualized surgical plan to best address your condition and goals. Foot surgery is a well-planned, personalized event between you and your doctor. Selection of the proposed procedure, and the rehabilitation after surgery, is all part of the plan to help make you the best you can be.

Listed below is a sample of the conditions that our surgeons address:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Instability
  • Arthritic Joints
  • Bone spurs
  • Bunion Deformities
  • Fractures
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Haglunds Deformities
  • Hallux Limitus and Rigidus
  • Hammertoe deformities
  • LisFrancs Joint Injuries
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Neuromas
  • Osteochondral Defects
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Plate Injuries
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Injuries
  • Sesamoid Injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon Ruptures

We want the experience of this procedure to be specialized for you. Generally speaking, your doctor will either do an office procedure or a hospital-based procedure. If it's in the office, we will make you comfortable, go over the risks and the benefits and talk about the recovery. We will discuss the numbing medicine, the procedure itself and what to expect. You will find yourself well-informed and leave the office in a timely manner with a plan for home care. If you have a hospital-based surgery, your doctor will meet you and your family member at the hospital ahead of time and talk about what to expect that day and the days to come. An anesthesiologist will help sedate you and make you comfortable.

The foot procedure itself should be relatively quick, less than an hour for most surgeries, but sometimes more. Some of our reconstructive surgeries can take several hours and may even require an overnight stay for monitoring or for pain control. However, with most of our hospital-based surgeries, patients are able to go home that same day with numbing medicine in the foot and a very comfortable day ahead. Now, of course, that numbing medicine will wear off and you will have some discomfort the next day. Your doctor will prescribe pain medication that you can take and will discuss how to monitor your discomfort. Your doctor will also discuss ways to monitor for infection and other adverse events. You will have emergency phone numbers in the unlikely event you need to contact the doctor.

Again, we want your surgery experience, whether it's foot surgery or ankle surgery, to be a positive one, where you feel well-informed and comfortable. Our goal is to have you back on your feet doing the things you love. Sometimes surgery is necessary. Hopefully, not too often. Please meet with our doctors. We want to help you have a successful outcome for your foot problem.

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Dr. Alvin Bannerjee, DPM

Dr. Alvin Bannerjee, DPM

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