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... My GP referred me to a podiatrist when I showed him my first bunion 5 years ago. It never occurred to me to go to an orthopedic surgeon. I used the same podiatrist again to fix my other bunion a few weeks ago. Everything's been great, but it could just be that he's fun and easy to talk to. ... (8 replies)
... My vote, and from what I've read on here, is orthopedic surgeon. Preferably one that is board certified. Their level of training and expertise is so much higher than a podiatrist. ... (8 replies)
... PLEASE!!! Use an OS for this operation. Mark Myerson at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore is probably one of the best. I had both bunions removed by a podiatrist and the second operation was a disaster. I have to wear special orthotics to compensate for the poor "carpentry". I can share more details. ... (17 replies)

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... Would you recommend a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon, and why? ... (17 replies)
... I know that there are two schools of thought about Surgical Podiatrist vs Orthopedic Surgeon. This Podiatrist gets great reviews and was the one that I felt most comfortable with. ... (8 replies)
... reconstruction. There are 3 surgeons in his office but one is solely a podiatrist and I won't go to him for my issue. He's pretty clueless. I had to see him once when my doctor was out. ... (8 replies)
... I stumbled upon my doctor because he was the only one to get back to me and pick up my case. He's a board certified ortho. I don't think a podiatrist could have handle my level of injury and the complexity of my surgery, so that's why my vote swings the way it does. ... (8 replies)
... HI I have had plantar fasciitis for some time now and have seen both. I will say I have had much better luck with the orthopedic! (8 replies)
... It seems, more often than not, foot sufferers believe that orthopedic surgeons are generally the better option. And that may very well be the case. ... (8 replies)
... I had my double bunionectomy performed by a podiatrist. He was fantastic. He personally called me the day after my surgery (Thanksgiving day) to see how I was doing. I knew of two other surgeries he did (one was my mom) and they both turned out wonderfully. Just do your homework and choose who you feel comfortable with for your specific situation. (8 replies)
... I am looking for a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon...whomever has a great Dr. to see in Denver for bunions. ... (1 replies)
... I went to an OS, largely bc that's where my primary care referred me, for the initial consultation....and I was comfortable with the OS and his approach. Also, once I told others I was having this done, people asked who would be doing it, and they either didn't know the doc, or they said wonderful things about him. As Eko suggests, go with an OS who is a foot and ankle... (17 replies)
... How many bunion procedures do you do a year? ... (17 replies)
... am happy with my choice. i was never nwb. i dont believe thats a good thing..most docs want you to walk soon after surgery. Now, my daughter at age 14 had her bunion done by an orhopedic surgeon and had a fabulous result too. so, i guess its your choice. do some homework, try to find people in area that have had it done.. ... (17 replies)
... Thanks Liz....that is what I am hearing from friends. I guess I really need to do my homework! (8 replies)
... What are your thoughts? (8 replies)
... cedures and recovery timelines they suggest for you. I would get a few opinions, if you live in an urban enough area for that. I would strongly consider a sports orthopedic surgeon that specializes in foot and ankle surgery and repair. I would also suggest that you educate yourself about the various procedures offered to you. ... (9 replies)
... I had seen a couple of podiatrist recently to have my bunion evaluated, but I was curious on how a orthopedic surgeon might differ. ... (22 replies)
... I never had bunion surgery, but was treated for heel spurs and ended up having surgery, two years after beginning treatment. ... (9 replies)

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