Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery

Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery services offered in Sugar Land and Katy, TX

Most foot and ankle problems improve with rest and conservative treatment, but reconstructive foot and ankle surgery might be necessary if you break a bone or dislocate a joint. At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, double board-certified podiatrist Marco Vargas, DPM, and Dr. Vanessa Marcelo, DPM, have more than 20 years of experience performing reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. To make an appointment, call the nearest office in Sugar Land or Katy, Texas, or book online today

What is reconstructive foot & ankle Surgery?

Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery uses small incisions and special surgical tools to repair problems affecting your feet or ankles. As a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Vargas has the training and expertise to identify the underlying cause of your discomfort and help you feel better.

What are some examples of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery?

At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, Dr. Vargas and Dr. Marcelo offer several types of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, including:
  • Posterior tibialis tendon surgery
  • Achilles tendon repair surgery
  • Ankle replacement surgery
  • Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction
  • Bunion surgery
Dr. Vargas and Dr. Marcelo also performs ankle fusion surgery to relieve pain caused by ankle instability.

How do I prepare for reconstructive foot and ankle surgery?

Before recommending reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Vargas and Dr. Marcelo perform a preoperative exam. During the exam, inform Dr. Vargas or Dr. Marcelo of the prescription medication, supplements, and vitamins you take and any underlying medical issues you have, like diabetes or high blood pressure. These conditions won’t prevent you from undergoing surgery, but they may increase the risk of complications, so it’s important that Dr. Vargas and Dr. Marcelo are aware. Dr. Vargas or Dr. Marcelo might ask you to avoid eating, drinking, or taking medication at least 12 hours prior to your operation.

What happens during reconstructive foot and ankle surgery?

Dr. Vargas and Dr. Marcelo perform reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at a nearby hospital or surgical facility. Before the procedure begins, he administers general anesthesia into a vein in your arm, putting you to sleep. Once you’re comfortable, Dr. Vargas and Dr. Marcelo make a series of small incisions near your foot or ankle and uses special tools to remove diseased or damaged tissue and make repairs. After finishing the surgery, Dr. Vargas and Dr. Marcelo close your incisions and moves you to a recovery room for observation. You might need to stay in the hospital for several days, depending on the procedure you have.

What can I expect after reconstructive foot and ankle surgery?

After reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, it’s normal to experience pain, swelling, and bruising. Get plenty of rest, drink lots of water, and take your medication as prescribed. Once your foot or ankle begins healing, you enroll in physical therapy. Physical therapy teaches you stretches and strengthening exercises that promote healing and recovery. To see if you’re a candidate for reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, make an appointment at Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists by calling the nearest office or booking online today.

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Client Testimonials

Mary Gordon
Mary Gordon
2022-11-03
Everyone was very kind and professional. The wait time was a bit long
Steven Martin
Steven Martin
2022-11-03
Wonderfully, efficient and informative.
Cheryl Wilkins
Cheryl Wilkins
2022-11-01
The Dr. Vanessa Marcelo was extremely professional, she had a good friendly disposition. She was accurate about my diagnosis. I felt confidence in her care. Thanks to all the front staff for being friendly as well.
Claire Stelly
Claire Stelly
2022-10-28
Dr. Marcelo and Debra took excellent care of me. When I hobbled in with severe Heel Bone Spur/ Plantar Fasciitis they knew just what to do immediately and gave me a plan of action.
Cinthia Duarte
Cinthia Duarte
2022-10-27
I highly recommend Vargas Foot and Ankle Specialists! Amazing Doctors and staff. Everyone is very professional and caring. Got fitted for custom orthotics and they work miracles on my flat feet.
Manuela Valencia
Manuela Valencia
2022-10-24
This is the best podiatrist I have ever been. DR.Vargas truly cares about his patients and wants to help them in any way possible.  I would highly recommend him. The best foot doctor. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
John Vanison
John Vanison
2022-09-21
Nafisa Bandukwala
Nafisa Bandukwala
2022-09-19
Lay Caraway
Lay Caraway
2022-09-16
Mary Bass
Mary Bass
2022-09-16
Excellent
Helen H.
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I cannot fault my experience here. It was my first time at a foot specialist. Dr Marcielo was delightful, proficient and talked me gently through the procedure. Melanie the nurse was equally kind and caring. They even called me the next day to check on me. First class!
Claudia Q.
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Dr Vargas gave me back my health... my foot was very painful that i could barely walk and I couldn’t even drive. He recommended 8 laser treatments and orthotics and after the 3rd laser treatment I was able to drive. The orthotics he gave me are amazing!!! That is all I use in all my shoes now.
Robin C.
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Staff is always professional and personal. I've been going there for about 10 yrs now and I have always been happy with all results. Dr. Vargas and associates are always thorough and listen to my explanations. Thank you all
Sam B.
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Dr. Vargas and all his staff from the front desk to the back office have always been very professional and very helpful and doing all with a smile. Thank you Dr. Vargas to you and all your staff
Larry J.
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This was my first time visit. They came highly recommended and I will be coming back for my complete foot care going forward. Great service.
Mery V.
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Best Doctor in Houston! Thanks Dr Vargas for the surgical intervention, for you I am already walking. Everyone in your office is super nice and super quick to serve me. Super clean office. Really the knowledge of the Doctor is the best. A bilingual Dr who speaks perfect my Spanish language. I recommend it.