When feet and ankles are healthy, they get you where you're going. When they're not, activities that should be effortless can suddenly feel miserable. Living with a stubborn or painful foot issue can be difficult, especially when your job or active lifestyle involves a lot of standing, walking, running, or lifting. Don't let foot or ankle problems stop you from doing what you love. Help is available.

You may have tried a wide range of conservative treatments, hoping that each successive one would be the one that resolved your problem and feeling disappointed when none delivered the desired results. If this is the case, it may be time to consider a surgical approach. Fortunately, you've come to the right place for help exploring these options.

Experienced Foot and Ankle Surgeons in The Woodlands

At Advanced Foot Care, our skilled podiatric surgeons, Dr. Thomas Pignetti and Dr. Fernando Fernandez, have helped countless patients overcome traumatic injuries, common foot problems, and foot or ankle deformities. If you're like many of the patients we see, we know that you were probably hoping to avoid surgery and all the disruption that can come with it. We understand—and we want to reassure you that if we've reached the point of discussing surgical options, we've exhausted every applicable conservative treatment, or it's clear that these methods won't be successful.

However, there is good news: If you're worried about the idea of undergoing a painful foot or ankle surgery with a long recovery time and a middling success rate, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Not only are our surgeons highly experienced, but we pride ourselves on bringing the most effective cutting-edge surgical treatments to our patients and the community. As a result, you can look forward to better resolutions, less painful treatments, and shorter recovery times.

Common Podiatric Conditions That May Require Surgery

We're committed to helping patients resolve their foot and ankle problems using the least invasive methods possible, which means that we keep surgical options in reserve as a last resort. When conservative treatments fail, we may suggest surgical remedies for the following podiatric conditions:

If you are struggling with another issue that you feel may require surgery, please make an appointment with one of our expert podiatrists for a thorough evaluation and accurate diagnosis.

Advanced Surgical Options

Do you have a painful bunion that is not responding to conservative treatment? In addition to effective surgical treatments for toenail issues and other foot and ankle conditions, we also offer the revolutionary Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction procedure. This treatment uses state-of-the-art instrumentation and an innovative technique to permanently repair the misaligned joints that cause severe bunions, effectively putting an end to your long and painful struggle with this frustrating condition. Not only were we the first podiatry practice to bring this cutting-edge treatment to The Woodlands, but we've also received special recognition from the developer of the procedure as one of the most experienced practices in the country.

If you want to learn more about Lapiplasty or the other surgical treatments we offer, contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

Schedule an Appointment With Our Podiatric Surgical Specialists

If you are tired of having a painful foot or ankle issue that dogs your every step, and you have tried various conservative treatments that failed, Advanced Foot Care's gentle, caring podiatrists can help. To us, surgery is a last resort, but in some cases, it may be the very best choice.

Complete our contact form or call our practice in The Woodlands at 281-292-7000 to make an appointment. We'll perform a thorough evaluation, provide an accurate diagnosis, and discuss why we think surgery may be right for you. During this conversation, we'll make sure to answer all of your questions and address whatever concerns you may have. If you do decide to move forward with surgery, you can do so with confidence.