What To Expect When You Have Ankle Or Foot Surgery

ankle-and-foot-centers-surgery-patientSurgery, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is defined as “the treatment of injuries or disorders of the body by incision or manipulation, especially with instruments.” This definition alone is enough to place fear into any patient when their physician tells them that they will need surgery, but throw in the patient not knowing what to expect the day of the procedure, recovery time, and the use of anesthesia and now you, the patient, are feeling completely terrified.

At Ankle and Foot Centers of Georgia, we aim to never leave our patients feeling in the “dark” about their upcoming procedure. When one of our physicians tells you that your ailment will require surgery, you can feel at ease knowing that the procedure will most likely be completed in one of our state-of-the-art surgery centers with the best clinical staff members a patient and physician could ask for.

What can you expect the day of your surgery? You will be fully prepared for your surgery by the time you walk into our surgery center. You will have already completed all of the required surgery forms and will have talked about your physician’s plan of care once in the operating room in your last pre-operative appointment.

As you walk into our surgery center, you will be greeted by a smiling face at the front desk. There may be additional paperwork to complete or insurance information that is needed and then you will be asked to take a seat in our peaceful waiting room. Once the staff is ready, one of our nurses will call you back and the surgery prep will begin. You will be placed in a private treatment area and the nurses will begin asking questions and ensuring that you are fully prepared and ready to go for the operation. Once the nurse gives the “OK”, your IV will be administered and you’ll be free to relax until the operating room and the surgeon are ready. Once ready, the nurses will wheel you back into one of our state-of-the-art operating suites and you will talk with your surgeon again about the procedure and their plan of action. Shortly after, the anesthesia will be administered, the surgeon will “scrub in”, and  soon you will wake up in one of our private recovery areas.

As you begin to come out of the sedation, the nurses will ensure you are comfortable and feeling well. Once your nurse and physician signs off that you are stable, you will be given home care instructions and discharged from the facility in the hands of your caregiver.

A day after your surgery, one of our nurses will call and follow-up with you to ensure you are recovering well and to answer any of your questions or concerns.

Make an Appointment Today!

If you are suffering from foot pain, and need an industry-leading physician to treat your ailments, then make an appointment today!  With more than 20 offices across the metro-area, we are surely just a short drive away. Do you live on the north side of Atlanta? Come see our team of Roswell Podiatrists for a complete foot and ankle exam.