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Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist

Cortez Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Bradenton, FL & Sarasota, University Park, FL, & Ellenton, FL

Foot and ankle surgery can restore your foot or ankle when you’ve suffered a fracture, torn or inflamed soft tissue, or a bunion. The experienced surgery team at Cortez Foot & Ankle Specialists evaluates your condition and recommends surgery only when it’s the best choice to get you back on your feet. The practice operates a self-contained podiatric surgery center at its Bradenton, Florida, office. If you think you might need foot or ankle surgery, call the office in Bradenton, University Park, or Ellenton, Florida, today or request your visit online.

Foot & Ankle Surgery Q & A

When would I need foot or ankle surgery?

Foot and ankle surgeons treat podiatric problems surgically and nonsurgically. You might need surgery in cases of:

  • Acute injuries, like a severe sprain or fracture
  • Abnormal growth
  • Achilles tendinitis or rupture
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Tibialis posterior disorder
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Diabetes complications

Many of these conditions can be treated without surgery. But if you do need surgery, the specialists at Cortez Foot & Ankle Specialists are among the best.

What are the benefits of operating a self-contained podiatric surgery center?

It’s a great advantage to have your surgery at the Cortez Foot & Ankle Specialists surgical center. The center features the most modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment available.

The operating rooms are fully equipped and designed especially for foot and ankle surgeries. You’ll get the personalized care you need from a team of highly skilled surgeons.

The surgical center is licensed by the state of Florida and accredited by Ambulatory HealthCare Inc., an accrediting agency.

Why should I consider foot and ankle surgery?

If the team at Cortez Foot & Ankle Specialists recommend surgery, it’s because it’s the best treatment to ensure that you heal correctly and that your foot or ankle function is restored. Foot and ankle surgery can offer you long-lasting pain relief and improve your mobility and function in the long term.

In the case of problems like hammertoe or bunions, foot surgery can also improve the appearance of your feet and give you more choices when it comes to footwear.

What is it like to recover from foot and ankle surgery?

How long it takes you to recover will depend on your initial diagnosis and the surgery you had. Expect recovery to take several weeks, even months. It could take up to a year for you to return to a fully functional foot or ankle.

The providers at Cortez Foot & Ankle Specialists support you throughout the recovery process. They give you detailed instructions on immediate post-surgical care. You’ll come in for regular evaluations to monitor your progress in healing. Physical therapy will help you get back to daily life and the activities you love.

If you need foot and ankle surgery, contact Cortez Foot & Ankle Specialists today. Call the nearest office or request an appointment using the online tool.