Surgeries we offer at Feldman & Leavitt Foot and Ankle Specialists
Calgary's premiere specialists in foot and ankle care.
As a general rule, most foot surgeries are performed on an out-patient basis in an Alberta Health Services (AHS) approved Surgical Center or in a Hospital. Surgical procedural costs are covered by AHS or the patient may opt for private surgery to avoid a waiting time. In many cases, if the patient chooses a private option, insurance companies will reimburse costs associated with surgery based on the individuals coverage.
Surgery can be an effective treatment for cases of arthritis that don’t respond to more conservative treatments, such as rest and pain medication. Arthritis surgical options range from minimally invasive procedures to total joint replacements.
Bunion surgery is a surgical procedure to correct deformities and relieve pain caused by bunions. It is performed on the joint between your big toe and the second toe, known as the great toe.
Hammertoe surgery involves removing this bony lump and reshaping the bones of your toes so that they are straight. It's an outpatient procedure that takes about an hour to perform.
Morton's Neuroma Surgery
Neurectomy (the removal of a Morton's Neuroma) can be performed on the top or bottom of your foot. There are pros and cons for either approach and can be discussed with a consultation with Dr Leavitt or Feldman.
Ankle instability that does not respond to conservative treatment requires surgical care. Anatomic repair and nonanatomic repair are the two types of surgical procedures performed to treat ankle instability.
Soft Tissue Mass Surgery
If Achilles tendon ruptures, you might hear a pop, followed by an immediate sharp pain in the back of your ankle and lower leg that is likely to affect your ability to walk properly. Surgery is often performed to repair the rupture. For many people, however, nonsurgical treatment works just as well.
Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
The surgical option for chronic plantar fasciitis is typically to release the plantar fascia off of the heel through a small incision on the inside of your heel.