Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist

Professional Podiatry Services of New York

Board Certified Podiatrist Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY

If you regularly experience foot or ankle pain and conservative treatments don’t ease your symptoms, you may want to consider foot and ankle surgery. The expert team of podiatrists at Professional Podiatry Services of New York in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, regularly perform both complex rearfoot and forefoot surgeries of all types using cutting-edge techniques. To request your foot and ankle surgery consultation, call the office or use the online scheduling tool today.

Foot & Ankle Surgery Q & A

What is foot and ankle surgery?

Foot and ankle surgery is a branch of orthopedic surgery focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing injuries and diseases that affect the feet and ankles. 

Foot and ankle surgeons, like the team at Professional Podiatry Services of New York, undergo four years of traditional medical training followed by a residency in orthopedics. Most foot and ankle surgeons also participate in a one-year fellowship. 

When should I make an appointment with a foot and ankle surgeon?

Most minor foot and ankle problems resolve on their own using conservative measures of care such as rest, elevation, and ice. However, if your symptoms persist, get worse, or negatively affect your quality of life, it’s important to seek professional help. 

You should make an appointment with a foot and ankle surgeon if you experience:

  • A foot or ankle injury
  • A medical condition, like diabetes
  • Heel pain in the morning
  • Changes in the appearance of your feet
  • Discomfort after standing
  • An abnormal growth


Many feet and ankle problems don’t present apparent signs in their early stages. Visiting a foot and ankle surgeon early on can pinpoint the problem early on when it’s most responsive to treatment. 

Are there different types of foot and ankle surgery?

At Professional Podiatry Services of New York, the team performs both complex rearfoot and forefoot surgeries of all types, including:

  • Metatarsal surgery
  • Bunion surgery
  • Hammertoe surgery
  • Plantar fasciitis surgery
  • Achilles tendon surgery
  • Morton’s neuroma surgery
  • Surgery to address foot and ankle arthritis


The team also performs several types of ankle surgery, including:

  • Ankle fusion surgery
  • Ankle replacement surgery
  • Triple fusion surgery


The team performs most of these operations using minimally invasive techniques. This means smaller incisions, quicker recovery times, and less downtime. 

Am I a good candidate for foot and ankle surgery?

Only a qualified foot and ankle surgeon, like those at Professional Podiatry Services of New York, can determine if you’re a good candidate for foot and ankle surgery. 

Following a discussion of your symptoms, review of your medical history, and physical exam, your provider develops a custom treatment plan to align with your unique needs.

If foot or ankle pain is negatively affecting your quality of life, surgery may be the solution you need. To request a consultation at Professional Podiatry Services of New York, call the office or use the online booking tool today.