How much experience does my podiatric surgeon have in the procedure I require?

Podiatric surgeons participate in up to 2,000 foot and ankle procedures prior to obtaining Fellowship with the ACPS. The number of procedures that Australian podiatric surgeons take part in throughout their training is currently more substantial than any other international podiatric surgery training program.

The ACPS encourages prospective patients to discuss directly with their podiatric surgeon specific issues such as;

  • How many times has he/she performed the proposed procedure?
  • What are his/her individual complication rates?
  • What alternative procedures might also be effective?

Podiatric surgeons during training also rotate through centres of excellence in foot and ankle surgery within both the United Kingdom and the USA. This reflects the high standards set by the College.