What facilities do Podiatric Surgeons operate from?

Most procedures performed by podiatric surgeons occur in accredited private hospitals or day surgery facilities. Typically, a specialist anaesthetist is present to provide safe and effective sedation or general anaesthesia. Some procedures can safely be performed under local anaesthetic, provided by your podiatric surgeon.

Other operating theatre nursing staff will be present during your surgery, providing care and support as part of the surgical team.  Your podiatric surgeon may also have a surgical assistant or Registrar (trainee podiatric surgeon) present to assist during the procedure.

Some minor procedures may be safely performed under local anaesthetic within the podiatric surgeons‘ rooms.

Other medical specialists may be asked to participate in your care, particularly if you have a chronic medical condition such as heart disease.