Foot and Ankle Specialist in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

Foot & Ankle Surgery

If you have exhausted conservative treatment with no resolution, you may benefit from foot / ankle surgery. Dual board-certified podiatrist E. Giannin Perez, DPM, FACFAS, at Flex Foot and Ankle in the Midtown Manhattan area of New York City, regularly performs various foot and ankle procedures. Whether coming to Flex Foot and Ankle for elective operations, treatment for trauma, or reconstruction, you can trust the expertise of Dr. Perez. To request your consultation today, call the office or book online.

Foot & Ankle Surgery Q&A

There are several types of foot and ankle surgery. Some address trauma, disease and reconstruction. Most surgeries in the foot and ankle are elective.

 Am I a good candidate for foot and ankle surgery?

Only a foot and ankle surgeon like Dr. Perez can determine if you’re a good candidate for foot and ankle surgery. However, if you regularly experience foot or ankle pain and you’ve tried various forms of conservative care without improvement in your symptoms, it’s worth considering.

It’s also essential that you’re in good physical health. Let Dr. Perez know if you have a chronic condition like diabetes or neuropathy. These ailments won’t necessarily prevent you from having foot and ankle surgery, but they can increase your risk of complications. During your initial consultation, be honest, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

While foot and ankle surgery is a subspecialty of orthopedics, foot surgery and ankle surgery require different nuanced techniques. Luckily, Dr. Perez has had extensive training in foot and ankle surgery.

Here are some types of FOOT surgeries:

  • Arthritis management / fusions (including gout)
  • Arthroereisis
  • Bunion surgery including MIS (minimally invasive)
  • Hammertoe surgery (toe surgery)
  • Metatarsal surgery (lengthening / shortening)
  • Tendon repair
  • Tendon lengthening
  • Tendon transfer surgery
  • Flatfoot reconstruction (including pediatrics)
  • Cavus foot reconstruction (high foot arch)
  • Foreign body removal
  • Trauma management
  • Fracture repair / care
  • Bone / Soft tissue Cyst removal
  • Plantar fasciitis surgery
  • Triple arthrodesis (fusion) surgery
  • Tumor excision
  • Osteotomies
  • Neuroma / neurofibroma excision
  • External fixation placement
  • Revisions of previous foot surgeries

 She also performs several types of ANKLE surgery, including:

  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Achilles lengthening / gastrocnemius recession
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle replacement
  • Ankle ligament stabilization
  • Ankle arthroscopy (cleaning out the ankle joint)
  • Ankle impingement
  • Osteochondral lesion (OCD) repair (ankle cartilage repair)
  • Bone spur resection including MIS (minimally invasive)
  • Charcot reconstruction
  • External fixation placement
  • Intra-medullary nail placement
  • Tibiotalocalcaneal fusion
  • Tumor excisions
  • Subchondroplasty
  • Revisions of previous ankle surgery

Thanks to modern surgical techniques and cutting-edge tools, Dr. Perez performs most of these operations as minimally invasive procedures. Minimally invasive surgery presents many benefits, including smaller incisions, less downtime, and quicker recovery.

Recovery following foot and ankle surgery varies depending on the type of surgery. Most procedures are out patient and you return home on the same day. However, more extensive procedures may require a one night stay at the hospital.

Following your operation, Dr. Perez will prescribe pain relieving medication. She also provides you with a list of recovery instructions. It’s normal to experience some pain, swelling, and general discomfort for the first few days. You do not touch the bandages until the 1st post op visit when she will remove your stitches. It is important that you rest after surgery and keep your foot elevated.

You will begin physical therapy when you have adequately healed from your surgery and the time frame is dependent on the procedure / procedures you had done. To achieve the best possible outcome, make sure to attend all of your appointments and give the treatment regimen your all.

To learn more about foot and ankle surgery, request an appointment with Dr. Perez at Flex Foot and Ankle today by calling or clicking the online scheduling tool.


Fusion Surgery
Osteochondral lesions


Fusion Surgery
Osteochondral lesions