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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)
... 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)
... 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)
... My primary care doctor from my HMO gave me a referral to a podiatrist. He immediately agreed with the need for surgery and we scheduled it to fit my circumstances. ... (11 replies)
... I never had bunion surgery, but was treated for heel spurs and ended up having surgery, two years after beginning treatment. ... (9 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)
... 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)
... 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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... both my Dr. and the local ortho office turned him down and referred him to a sports medicine facility an hour's drive from home. He had his surgery done by a sports Dr. ... (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 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)
... Would you recommend a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon, and why? ... (17 replies)

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