Podiatry

Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center

Surgery Center located in Houston, TX

Your feet provide the sturdy base for the rest of your body to stand, walk, and run. Damage to your foot can cause severe pain and immobility but is often treatable with podiatric surgery at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center in Houston, Texas. The fellowship-trained podiatry team offers minimally invasive techniques as well as conventional foot surgery to meet your needs. Book your podiatry consultation by phone or online at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center today.

Podiatry Q & A

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is the area of medicine that concentrates on the feet, ankles, and at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Center, that includes orthopedic surgery to repair damage to the various joints and other structures in your feet and ankles. Your feet bear the entire weight of your body and allow you to walk, run, and jump. Damage to your feet can come from very sudden acute injuries or the gradual degenerative damage accumulated over time. 

At Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center, the team starts your podiatry treatment with an in-depth evaluation. They ask about your health history and perform a comprehensive physical exam. They also assess your mobility and may request certain diagnostic procedures to view your tendons, muscles, ligaments, and bones for visible damage.

In many cases, foot surgery can restore or significantly improve your mobility, flexibility, and range of motion. The team at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center helps you throughout your preparation and recovery for foot surgery.


When is foot surgery a necessary component of podiatry?

Foot surgery isn’t always necessary to treat podiatric issues. The Preva Surgicare team often recommends starting with non-operative treatments like platelet-rich plasma therapy, physical therapy, and orthotic devices before considering surgery. 

If non-invasive treatments don’t provide a significant improvement for your foot pain or mobility problems, surgery is the next step. The team at Preva Surgicare may use foot surgery to treat:

  • Ankle fractures
  • Bunions
  • Bone spurs
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Diabetic nerve pain
  • Flexor tendon injuries
  • Haglund’s deformity
  • Morton’s neuroma

These and other podiatric complications often respond well to surgery even if you’ve tried other non-invasive treatment options for foot or ankle pain without improvement.


Which type of foot or ankle surgery do I need?

The Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center team uses the latest techniques as well as top-of-the-line surgical equipment and technology to make sure your foot surgery is successful and involves minimal complications. 

A few of the foot surgeries available at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center are:

  • Ankle fracture surgery
  • Ankle replacement surgery
  • Bunionectomy
  • Bone spur removal

In many cases, minimally invasive surgery can treat podiatric complications. Minimally invasive surgery uses an arthroscope – a long slender camera, and one or more tiny incisions to access the inside of your foot. The camera projects a real-time image that your surgeon uses to guide their repairs to your foot. 

To learn more about the anatomy of your foot and the podiatry services available at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center, call the office or book an appointment online today.