Podiatric Surgery | Galleria Podiatry

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In cases where foot problems and deformities require more advanced surgical intervention Galleria Podiatry is proud to offer the expert services of renowned Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Dr. Nick Marino (Podiatrist).

Podiatric surgeons are podiatrists who have completed extensive, post-graduate medical and surgical training, which enables them to perform reconstructive surgery on the foot and ankle.

Podiatric surgeons adhere strictly to the same hospital protocols as other surgical specialities. Patient care and safety is paramount and the surgical team works closely together to ensure each patient receives the highest quality of care and respect.

Generally, a vast majority of foot and ankle surgery can be performed as day case surgery, or overnight stay if necessary. Surgery is performed under local or general anaesthesia.

Qualifications and Training

Before attaining a podiatric surgical fellowship qualification, one must first complete an extensive training program, including:

  • Podiatry degree (4 Years)
  • Minimum 2 years of podiatric clinical experience.
  • Master of Podiatry (2 Years Full Time)
  • A 3- stage surgical fellowship training under supervision of ACAPS (4-6 years)
  • International residency training (National Health System in the UK and USA)
  • A candidate must demonstrate mastery of knowledge in foot and ankle surgery by passing oral and written examinations administered by the ACPS.)

For most disorders there are numerous forms of treatment for foot and ankle problems. These may involve surgery, medicines, conservative or surgical treatment options for each individual patient. The Podiatric surgeon will go through all of these options with you and it will then be up to you if you would like to proceed with any treatment regime.

What do Podiatric Surgeons treat?

Podiatric surgeons are concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. Podiatric surgeons are qualified to care for bone, joint, ligament, muscle and tendon problems. These may include :

  • Structural deformities such as Bunion, Hammer Toes, Painful Flat Feet, High Arched Foot Deformity, and Bone Spurs.
  • Heel Pain
  • Nerve Entrapments
  • Tendon and Soft Tissue problems
  • Degeneration of the joints in the foot and ankle.
  • Skin and Nail conditions
  • Congenital (Genetic) Deformities
  • Trauma-related Injuries such as Fractures, Dislocations and Post-traumatic Arthrosis.

Coronavirus Update

Here’s What We’ve Done:

* We’ve increased our hand sanitation procedures (above Government recommendations).
* We’ve implemented extremely high levels of surface cleaning in the clinic (above Government recommendations) between every patient and routinely throughout the day and all patients are being asked to use hand sanitizer on arrival in the clinic.
* We’ve also removed some waiting room chairs in order to abide by social distancing recommendations.
* We’re screening every patient for every consultation to determine if they safe to be treated in our clinic.
* We’ve instructed all our staff that they are to stay at home if they are feeling unwell and have also instructed them to turn away any patients who don’t pass our screening questions or are unwell on arrival.

Here’s What We’re Offering:

* Home visits to our elderly and high risk patients at a heavily reduced cost for the next 3 months.
* Avoid the Waiting Room: We’re happy for you to wait in your car in our carpark. Just call us to check-n, then we’ll call you when your podiatrist is ready to see you.

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