Foot and Ankle Surgery

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Sports Medicine, Wound Care & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Waterbury and Newtown, CT

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Foot and Ankle Surgery services offered in Waterbury and Newtown, CT

When medications are no longer managing your foot pain, it is time to consider foot surgery. Joel Segalman, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAO, and Stephen Lazaroff, DPM, FACFAS, offer foot surgery services at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC. They specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat bunions, arthritis, and other causes of foot pain. The surgeons also perform ankle surgery to relieve chronic ankle pain. Call the office in Waterbury or Newtown, Connecticut, to schedule a foot surgery consultation or book an appointment online today.

Why would I need foot surgery?

Foot surgery is usually the last treatment for chronic pain or abnormalities of the foot joints that aren’t treatable with nonsurgical therapies. 

Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, also offers minimally invasive ankle surgery to address conditions that affect the ankle joint.The experienced foot and ankle surgeons may recommend foot surgery to treat conditions like:

  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Fractures
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendon injuries

You might also be a candidate for foot surgery if you have Morton’s neuroma. The condition causes persistent pain due to damage in the nerve that provides sensations to your third and fourth toes.

The foot and ankle specialists offer comprehensive evaluations to determine if surgery is right for you. They also review your medical history to ensure you can tolerate surgery and anesthesia.

What can I expect during foot surgery?

During foot or ankle surgery, the Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC surgeons will provide a local or general anesthetic to keep you comfortable and relaxed.

For minor foot and ankle surgeries, the surgeons perform the procedures at the office. If your surgery is more complex, they perform the operation at a local hospital.

Depending on your condition, the surgeons may be able to use minimally invasive surgical techniques that only require small incisions. Through these incisions, your surgeon inserts specialized surgical tools to repair damaged tissue or remove excess bone.

The surgeons also use open surgery techniques in certain situations.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive foot surgery?

Minimally invasive foot and ankle surgical techniques only need small incisions to access the bones and soft tissues of the foot or ankle. Smaller incisions help you heal quickly and carry less risk for infections, bleeding, and other postsurgical complications.

Following minimally invasive foot or ankle surgery, you can also expect to get back to work and your other activities sooner than you could after traditional open surgery.

To find out if you’re a candidate for foot or ankle surgery, schedule a consultation online or call the Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, office near you today.