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Podiatric Surgery in Staten Island, NY

The feet are complex mechanical structures of the human body, each consisting of 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, ligaments, and tendons. They serve as the foundation for the entire body, offering support and balance, as well as impacting overall well-being. Ongoing conditions stemming from the feet can lead to patients experiencing pain in their knees, hips, and lower back.

Serving individuals across Staten Island, NY, the Podiatry Department at Richmond University Medical Center offers patients a robust lineup of ambulatory and in-patient podiatry services. Our podiatry experts specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide assortment of foot and ankle conditions. Learn more about podiatric surgery offered at Richmond University Medical Center.

Podiatrist discussing X-ray on tablet with patient in examination room

What Is Podiatric Surgery?

Podiatric surgery is a term that describes procedures performed on the foot or ankle, including the bones, joints, soft tissues, and associated structures. Podiatric surgery aims to ensure continued functionality of the foot and ankle and alleviate painful deformities.

Patients experiencing joint and ligament problems, as well as congenital deformities, may benefit from podiatric surgery. The surgical procedures can involve solutions to address concerns with bones, muscles, and joints.

Conditions Treated by Podiatric Surgery

Conditions of the foot can affect all areas. Car accidents and sports injuries are responsible for many traumatic foot and ankle concerns. Ordinary slips and falls also can lead to foot and ankle injuries. Over time, the wear and tear of joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles can make people prone to many foot-related concerns.

When other treatment alternatives have been unsuccessful, podiatrists turn to more invasive measures. Podiatric surgery is used to treat patients of all ages suffering from a variety of foot-related injuries and conditions. The following conditions can be improved or corrected with podiatric surgical procedures:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Diabetic foot
  • Limb salvage
  • Deformity correction
  • Fractures
  • Flat feet
  • Sprains/tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Heel pain and plantar fasciitis
  • Wound care
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Neuromas
  • Warts

Podiatry Services at Richmond University Medical Center

Every patient who walks through the doors of Richmond University Medical Center is met with respect, compassion, and professionalism. When treating foot-related injuries or conditions, physicians start with a thorough patient examination to better understand their ailment and provide an accurate diagnosis. Physicians may administer a series of tests to rule out other possibilities. Once physicians conclude their exams and determine the condition and cause, they will discuss the best course of action with the patient.

The podiatry services at Richmond University Medical Center include comprehensive care for foot disorders and surgical correction of foot deformities. In addition, the team can offer expertise in diabetic foot treatment, including wound care and screenings for peripheral artery disease.

If patients and physicians both agree that surgery is the appropriate solution, patients must make the necessary preparations. Depending on the type of procedure a patient undergoes, physicians may ask patients to follow strict guidelines leading up to the surgery.

If patients need to be put to sleep during the procedure, surgeons administer anesthesia through an IV before the surgery begins. The type of procedure a patient experiences will determine how invasive the measures are. Any incisions made will be closed and closely monitored after the surgery.

Our Podiatry Team

Richmond University Medical Center is a major teaching hospital with a fully accredited Podiatric Residency Program led by Michael Piccarelli DPM, Program Director of Podiatric Residency. The department also consists of Chief of Podiatry Henry Habib DPM, Peter Scalisi DPM, and Aluko Jervis DPM. In addition, the Podiatric Department features over 20 other voluntary attending staff podiatrists, as well as several other quality medical professionals.

To perform effective services and provide lasting solutions, the team members use the advanced, modern technology housed at the facility. The state-of-the-art technology and tools found at Richmond University Medical Center support physicians and enable them to provide the outstanding care synonymous with our healthcare institution.

Find Advanced Podiatry Services on Staten Island

People struggling with pain and other ailments stemming from problems with the foot can seek relief at Richmond University Medical Center. The physicians who make up our Podiatry Department can provide accurate diagnoses, as well as effective treatments, including foot surgery. Patients in the Staten Island, NY, area wishing to learn more about podiatric surgery and the conditions we treat can contact us or make an appointment.

For appointments, call (718)-818-4570.
To find a surgeon, call the Physician Referral Line: (844)-934-CARE.