Our podiatrists are nationally and internationally recognized for their academic and professional accomplishments, having published and lectured extensively on the latest and most innovative foot procedures and technologies. With our entire surgical faculty teaching at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, our Podiatric Surgical Residency Program is recognized as one of the nation's best.
We perform hundreds of procedures each year utilizing leading-edge technology with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. All types of conditions are routinely addressed, from bunions, hammertoes, ingrown nails and warts, to the more complex deformities of flatfeet, masses and diabetic reconstructions of mal-aligned feet.
When a nerve near the toes becomes compressed and inflamed (neuroma) it often creates foot pain. Major surgery is often an option when other treatments fail. But there is often a better way.
Montefiore is one of the first institutions in the country to use Radiofrequency Ablation for the treatment of heel pain, nerve pain and tendon injuries. Our podiatrists were instrumental in pioneering the procedure and training doctors across the country in its use.
Radiofrequency Ablation is performed through a small needle inserted into the foot, so no incision is necessary. This non-surgical approach is relatively painless, highly effective and drastically reduces the recovery time compared to traditional surgical procedures. We are one of only a few programs in the NY Metro Area to offer it.
We're one of the few programs in the U.S. offering less invasive treatments for bunions and hammertoes.
Minimally invasive bunion and hammertoe surgery is performed through an incision just several milliliters in length.
Our surgeons use special instruments that allow them to work through these small openings. The procedure's progress is viewed fluoroscopically through a moving X-ray.
Because the incision is so small and little or no bone is removed, recovery time is usually two weeks or less. Compare that to the two-to three-month recovery time for traditional surgery.
The scar? It's the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen.
If you, a family member, or someone close to you has diabetes, you know how important foot care is. Even a small cut can cause big problems for a diabetic.
Our team provides ongoing, proactive management of every aspect of diabetes footcare. If necessary, we perform diabetic foot reconstruction and collaborate with vascular surgeons to save limbs. Foot and ankle surgeons, podiatrists, vascular surgeons and other specialists will continue to work together to streamline the patient experience and improve outcomes.
In treating some conditions, we believe doing more is doing less.