Podiatric Medicine

Podiatric surgery

Health cover

Most private health insurance funds provide rebates for podiatric surgical fees and associated hospital charges. Medicare does not rebate podiatry services or anaesthetic fees connected with podiatric surgery.

While most foot complaints respond well to conservative care, there are a number of conditions which require corrective surgery.

Surgical procedures

Podiatric surgery may be performed as a clinic procedure under local anaesthetic with or without sedation, or in hospital under either local or general anaesthesia.

Modern podiatric surgery is usually associated with minimal post-operative discomfort. Immediate ambulation in specially designed post-operative shoes is often possible, reducing the convalescent period to a minimum.

The conditions that we commonly treat surgically include:

  • bunion
  • hammer toe
  • neuroma
  • heel spur
  • plantar fasciitis
  • ingrown toenail

Surgical suite

Our purpose-built surgical suite was officially opened by WA's Chief Medical Officer Dr Simon Towler in March 2011.

Photo of Official opening of the Podiatric Surgical suite

The suite provides our podiatric surgeons and registrars undertaking postgraduate training in foot surgery with a modern and well equipped facility for performing routine podiatric surgical procedures.

As this is a teaching facility, all charges associated with the surgical suite are kept to a minimum in common with our clinic fee policy.