Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive Surgery services offered in Westlake Village, CA

Reconstructive surgery involves skillfully rebuilding worn, damaged, or badly injured parts of your foot or ankle, so you need a highly experienced specialist like Daniel Geller, DPM, to get the best results. At his private practice, Dr. Daniel Geller, heads up a team that boasts more than 20 years of experience in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, so you can trust them with your surgical needs. Call the office in Westlake Village, California, or simply click the online appointment scheduler now. 

Reconstructive Surgery Q & A

What is reconstructive surgery? 

Reconstructive surgery is a rebuilding and restoration process. It addresses disease-related damage, sports injuries, and congenital differences. 

At the office of Dr. Daniel Geller, the team specializes in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. The team has 20-plus years of advanced reconstructive surgery experience, and they specialize in helping people return to active lives.

When might I need reconstructive surgery?

There are several specific reasons the team might recommend reconstructive foot or ankle surgery. This type of surgery can:

  • Relieve pain that doesn’t respond to conservative treatments
  • Restore healthy balance to prevent instability, weakness and mobility issues
  • Restore your ability to walk, run, and be active
  • Correct structural problems inside your foot or ankle 
  • Repair a progressive deformity and prevent its progression
  • Treat post-traumatic damage following injury

A few of the specific conditions that might require reconstructive foot or ankle surgery include bunions, hammertoe, late-stage arthritis, Charcot foot, Achilles tendon ruptures, and ankle instability.

The team at the office of Dr. Daniel Geller understands that surgery is a big decision, and they want you to understand all of the treatment options. They review your treatment history, talk about the possible next steps, and support you as you decide what’s right for you. 

What happens during reconstructive surgery?

Typically, reconstructive foot and ankle surgeries are performed using local anesthesia, and most of the time the procedures are outpatient so you can return home that day. Every reconstructive surgery is different, but some of the many approaches include:

  • Repairing a torn tendon back together via Percutaneous Achilles Repair System (PARS)
  • Removing excess bone
  • Cutting misaligned bones and restoring proper alignment
  • Removing loose cartilage
  • Excising bone spurs
  • Removing fragments of connective tissues
  • Repairing soft tissues like tendons and ligaments
  • Transferring connective tissues to rebuild damaged areas
  • Replacing damaged joints 
  • Joint fusions

In many reconstructive foot and ankle surgeries, two or more techniques are combined.

After reconstructive surgery, you’re typically on a modified activity plan for at least several weeks, based on the specific procedure. Most patients wear a walking boot, which helps them keep up with basic activities while still protecting their healing foot or ankle.

Schedule your consultation by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature.