Advanced Foot and Ankle Center of North Texas
Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Carrollton, TX, North Plano, TX & Plano, TX
If you have sustained an injury or suffer from a debilitating foot condition that requires surgery, you are in the right hands with Dr. S. Rick Miller and Dr. Kevin D. Myer at Advanced Foot & Ankle. Our podiatrists are board-certified and have years’ experience serving Carrollton and Plano, TX.
Foot Surgery Q & A
Why do I need foot surgery?
If your doctor has recommended that you have foot surgery performed, it probably means that conservative treatments have failed. Although having foot surgery may sound distressing, it is being suggested to restore your foot and/or ankle to optimal functioning and also to relieve pain or discomfort.
What different types of foot surgery are there?
There is an assortment of foot surgeries recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association. These surgeries are directed at repairing or aligning parts of the foot and/or ankle, removing growths, restoring functionality, and reducing pain.
The different types of foot surgery include, but are not limited to:
- Bunion surgery – removal of growth from the base of the big toe
- Fusions – removing a joint’s cartilage and joining two or more bones together for the treatment of arthritis
- Hammertoe surgery – removal of a portion of the toe bone to improve toe alignment
- Heel surgery – method will depend on the nature of your condition; typically involves plantar fascia release
- Metatarsal surgery – redistribution of weight-bearing at the ball of the foot
- Neuroma – removal of a benign nerve enlargement located in between the metatarsal heads at the ball of the foot
- Reconstructive surgery – surgical reconstruction and repair of the feet after trauma, deformity, or disease to improve mobility, stability, minimize further disease progression, and alleviate pain
- Tendon surgery – surgical lengthening or shortening of tendons after acute injury
How do I prepare for foot surgery?
Before you undergo foot surgery, our podiatrists will complete a collection of laboratory tests and a physical examination. This allows your surgical team to establish a preoperative baseline of your condition and enhance the outcome of the surgery. Your doctor will review your medical records and consider any preexisting conditions that may affect your surgery. You may also need to consult with other specialists prior to your surgery.
Words from our patients
"It was my first time ever seeing a podiatrist, and I am glad it was Dr. Myer."
"FINALLY found Dr. Miller who not only is the nicest guy you would every want to meet, but who actually figured out what was wrong and fixed my toe!!!"
"This doctor did what five other podiatrists could not do, he figured out the problem with my foot and corrected it. "
"Great doctor and seems to care about his patients, not just a number."