Awarded best Los Angeles podiatrists by LA Magazine for foot and ankle care, including:

  • Ankle Fusion & Replacement

    Suffer from severe ankle arthritis or deformity? Conservative treatments didn't help? You have two very effective surgical options, but neither is right for everyone. Learning which is best takes a very experienced surgeon. That's where UFAI comes in.

  • Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Pain

    We're leaders in the treatment of, and product development for, plantar fasciitis. Less than 5% of our plantar fascia patients need advanced treatments, less than 2% ever need surgery. We offer the highest success rates with the very best care anywhere.

  • Bunion Correction

    UFAI’s at the forefront of bunion treatment in the US, providing individualized state-of-the-art treatment options like our new minimally invasive bunion surgery, Lapiplasty, and all-natural bunion correction.

  • Ball of Foot Pain

    Ball of Foot Pain can be caused by several conditions, including Morton's neuroma and plantar plate injuries. They often form because of an injury and are painful conditions that should not be ignored.

  • Achilles Tendon Injury & Repair

    Decades of Achilles' tendon repair experience has led us to offer the most technologically advanced treatments available today. Our dramatic improvements in the outcomes of Achilles tendon injuries and tears are best in class.

  • Foot and Ankle Arthritis

    We've helped revolutionize treatments for a myriad of foot and ankle arthritic conditions. Working closely with device manufacturers we’ve helped in the development of new technologies and research for toe and ankle arthritis.

Committed to delvering the most exceptional care anywhere
16,733 Total 1st Party Reviews / 4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • Yelp
    Dr. Baravarian is an excellent physician that truly understands the industry better than anyone else. I have visited other podi...
    Paul R.
  • GatherUp
    I didn't have contact with Dr. Franson on my last visit. I only had to pick up my orthotics, which were being redone because o...
    Mark G.
  • GatherUp
    Dr. Bob and his staff are terrific!
    Marc B.
  • GatherUp
    You all are great! Thank you so much for cutting my toenails--a last minute request!
    Anita B.
  • GatherUp
    Great experience!
    Holly R.
  • GatherUp
    The clinic is excellent. In fact, it couldn't be better.
    Mark R.
  • GatherUp
    Will definitely use Dr. Fransen again
    Joan M.
  • GatherUp
    So kind! Great customer service.
    Stevie S.
  • Google
    I have been seeing dr Franson for my ankle for the past 7 years. He and his staff always go above and beyond to help in any wa...
    Mary R.
  • GatherUp
    You are great! Always pleasant. Easy to get an appointment
    Heather T.
  • Google
    Dr. Franson is a surgical genius. I have never had to wait long. They know how to bill insurance properly, and they have an on-...
    Karen L.
  • GatherUp
    magical
    Perry B.
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