Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery for Sugar Land and Katy, TX | Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists | Podiatrists
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Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery

Podiatrists in Sugar Land and Katy, TX
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.

Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery Q&A

What is reconstructive foot and 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.