Although we always try to heal your feet and ankles through non-surgical means whenever possible, sometimes a deformity, injury, or other condition will require a more aggressive approach.
Unfortunately, far too many people delay getting the treatment they need because they’re afraid they might need surgery. Don’t let this be you!
At Capital Podiatry Associates, our expert staff of podiatric physicians use advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques to get you the best possible care—and the earlier you come to see us, the more likely surgery will not be needed.
We Will Never Rush into Surgery
Although both of our physicians are excellent surgeons who have each performed thousands of successful procedures, we still see foot and ankle surgery as a last resort.
That’s why we offer a wide variety of advanced conservative therapies, including the Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, premium orthotic insoles and shoes, and more. Often, these tools allow us to treat injuries non-invasively when more traditional conservative treatments would have fallen short.
In general, surgery is recommended under the following circumstances:
- Pain, deformity, or disability is constant, severe, and/or preventing you from living the lifestyle you want to live.
- You have exhausted all potentially applicable conservative treatment options for a period of time, and the pain has either not gone away, or returned.
Once again, the earlier you seek help for a painful foot or ankle, the more successful treatment avenues we will likely have to help you.
You Are in Good Hands
If surgery is ultimately necessary, you can rest assured that Dr. Gilmore and Dr. Ho are highly accomplished, experienced, and well trained to perform your procedure.
Our team has performed thousands of successful foot surgeries, starting with their surgical residency training to the present day. Dr. Ho is board-eligible in foot and ankle surgery, while Dr. Gilmore holds three separate board certifications in foot and ankle medicine and surgery.
These qualifications represent training and experience beyond what is necessary and required for licensing, and demonstrate dedication to mastering the highest level of surgical skill.
Both doctors have privileges at area hospitals. In addition to providing surgical care at our own office, we also treat some patients out of Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital, as well as through affiliation with Sentara.
Types of Foot and Ankle Surgery We Provide
Examples of surgical procedures we perform regularly include, but are not limited to:
- Reconstructive surgery for deformities that do not respond to conservative treatment, such as bunions, hammertoes, and flat feet.
- Surgery to correct traumatic athletic injuries, including broken feet, broken ankles, or ruptured tendons.
- Surgery to remove a painful obstruction of bony or swollen tissues, such as a neuroma or bone spur.
- Nail surgery to remove a painful ingrown toenail, as well as the nail bed underneath, to prevent the problematic nail border from growing back.
Every case is different, and the Capital Podiatry Associates team will always take as much time as needed to personalize a surgical plan to suit your individual needs.
Care Doesn’t Stop After You Leave the Office
It’s not enough to simply receive a successful surgical procedure from a skilled surgeon.
If you want the best possible outcome from your surgery, you (as well as any caregivers) will need to protect the surgical site and carefully follow all post-surgical home care instructions, as well as keep any scheduled follow-up appointments.
At Capital Podiatry Associates, we’ll always take time to make sure you and your loved ones are fully prepared for a successful recovery. We will happily answer your questions and make sure you have all the notes and documentation you need.
And of course, you can always give us a call with any further questions you might have.
If you are currently suffering from any pain, deformity, or disability in your feet or ankles, please don’t wait any longer—call us today for effective, personalized treatment options. You can reach our Alexandria, VA office at (703) 560-3773, or by filling out our online contact form.