Foot Surgery Specialist

Robert J. Landy, D.P.M.

Podiatrists located in West Islip, NY & Hicksville, NY

Board-certified podiatric surgeon Robert J. Landy, D.P.M., performs a variety of foot surgery procedures at his self-titled offices in West Islip and Hicksville, New York. Dr. Landy and his expert team offer everything from in-office toenail and wart procedures to outpatient bunion surgery. If you need an expert foot surgeon, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Foot Surgery Q & A

What types of foot problems may require surgery?

As a trained podiatric surgeon, Dr. Landy performs a variety of procedures on the foot and ankle. Foot surgery can address a wide variety of conditions, such as:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar warts
  • Flat feet
  • Ankle sprains
  • Neuromas
  • Corns and calluses
  • Heel or toe spurs
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Toenail infections
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Joint diseases, such as arthritis

Dr. Landy performs minor foot and ankle surgeries, such as toenail and wart procedures, right in the office. Other types of surgeries, such as treatments for bunions or heel spurs, may take place in an outpatient surgical center.

How do I know if I need foot surgery?

The only way to know if your condition requires foot surgery is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Landy. He performs a comprehensive evaluation of your foot, which may include an in-office X-ray. Then, he recommends the best course of treatment for your particular needs.

Dr. Landy always begins with the most conservative treatment methods available. However, severe foot problems or those that don’t improve with conservative treatment may require surgery.

What should I expect from foot surgery?

The specific details of your foot surgery will depend on the kind and extent of your condition. Dr. Landy often performs foot surgery using only local anesthesia, sometimes in combination with gentle sedation.

Most foot surgeries require some type of foot or ankle immobilization afterward. This may involve a protective device, such as:

  • Bandages
  • Splints
  • Casts
  • Supportive boots

If you need an orthotic device after surgery, Dr. Landy and his team can provide what you need right in the office.

What is recovery like after foot surgery?

The amount of time it takes to recover from foot surgery will depend on the extent of your procedure. Dr. Landy will provide instructions on how to care for your foot at home, such as:

  • Limit the amount of weight you put on your foot
  • Elevating and putting ice on your foot
  • Keeping the area dry

After your foot heals, Dr. Landy may recommend post-operative exercises to stretch and strengthen your foot.

For the highest quality care in foot and ankle surgery, book an appointment online or over the phone with Robert J. Landy, D.P.M. today.