Foot Surgery Specialist

Karyn L. Goldberg, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Goldberg Podiatry Center, LLC

Karyn L. Goldberg, DPM

Podiatrist located in Livingston, NJ

There are times when conservative treatments can’t get the job done, making surgery your best option. At Goldberg Podiatry Center, LLC, Karyn Goldberg, DPM, is board-certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons, making her an excellent choice for your surgical needs. If you’re in the Livingston, New Jersey, area, and you’d like to explore your foot surgery options, call to schedule an appointment.

Foot Surgery Q & A

Why would I need foot surgery?

Dr. Goldberg almost always takes a conservative approach to most foot problems. She only turns to more aggressive approaches if your condition worsens despite conservative treatment.

If your foot problem is causing you pain or interfering with your life, and you’ve exhausted your treatment avenues, surgery may provide the best solution. The good news is that not only is Dr. Goldberg a board-certified podiatric surgeon; she’s often able to perform foot surgeries on an outpatient basis.

What are the most common types of foot surgery?

Dr. Goldberg offers a number of different surgical procedures to correct:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Warts
  • Heel spurs
  • Neuromas
  • Tendon injuries
  • Arthritis

The types of foot surgeries run the gamut from 15-minute procedures in her office to remove warts or address an ingrown toenail, to more complex procedures to reshape your bones.

What is recovery like after foot surgery?

The answer to this depends upon the type of surgery you undergo. Dr. Goldberg makes every effort to keep you mobile after surgery, which she can certainly do after any minor procedure. But if you’re recovering from a bunionectomy or metatarsal surgery, you should rest your foot for the first few weeks following surgery to allow your bones to heal together properly.

Recovery times will vary, but you can rest assured that Dr. Goldberg goes over your surgery in detail, providing you with everything you need to know so that you can fully prepare before, during, and after your procedure.

You play an important role in your recovery, so the Goldberg Podiatry Center, LLC team urges you to follow your post-operative instructions to the letter.

For example, Dr. Goldberg may recommend physical therapy after your surgery, which helps you heal more quickly. If she has restricted bearing weight on your foot, resist the urge to test-drive your foot before you get the green light because this can set back your recovery. By following your recovery instructions, with patience, you’ll be back on your feet in no time.

To learn more about foot surgery at Goldberg Podiatry Center, LLC, call to request a consultation.