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Experience the University Foot and Ankle Institute Difference

UFAI's co-directors discuss what makes their care and outcomes different than other treatment centers.

How's University Foot and Ankle Institute different than other podiatrists and orthopedic specialists?

 

Our friendly professionals never take a “cookie-cutter approach” to treatment — we carefully craft individual treatment plans that embrace each patients specific lifestyle. We are nationally recognized as one most technologically advanced providers of foot and ankle care and our success rate is among the very highest in the nation.

 

Our medical team is driven to get their patients back to their normal activities with the highest level of function, in the least amount of time, using the least invasive treatments possible.

My feet don't hurt anymore! Kirk W.

University Foot & Ankle Institute, always forward thinking

 

When we opened the doors to our practice in 2003, our goal was to provide true leading edge care, from start to finish. Many of the forward-looking measures we installed 10 years ago, such as electronic medical records and low radiation digital x-rays, are only now becoming the norm. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and the latest diagnostic techniques, many of which we helped develop,  we also teach other doctors in our field how to use them

 

We have been a leader in the field of regenerative medicine for over 10 years. There is no foot and ankle practice that has more experience or success in the development and  use of human regenerative medicine. From platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell therapy to cartilage replacement, we are the leaders in the field.

 

 

Patients gain from our experience

 

While other practices advertise “the latest and greatest,” we’ve been researching and performing these techniques for years. As a result, we have superior experience in evaluating what procedures will give you the outcome that matches your individual lifestyle.

 

Our physicians are sought after to participate in leading-edge research throughout North America and Europe. This experience, combined with UFAI’s personalized approach to care, will help you select your best medical option.

 

We take great pride in furthering the quality of foot and ankle care for everyone. Our doctors have trained more Southern California podiatrists on the latest procedures and modalities than anyone else.

 

Being at the leading edge of foot and ankle treatment, we are continually participating in studies designed to improve patient procedures, techniques, and products. As a recognized leader, our group has lectured in almost every state in the country, as well as around the world. We’ve written the book, literally, on foot and ankle surgery, as well as authoring over 300 journal publications. Other doctors visit our offices to learn from our physicians. We also provide free lectures to the public through UCLA Health System.

 

 

Timely, efficient and patient care

 

When you call us, our friendly staff picks up on the first or second ring, and in most cases you will not have to wait more than a day or two for an appointment.  For the convenience of our patients, we have our own digital x-ray, MRI, and ultrasound equipment at many of our locations. We even have our own top-rated physical therapy practice.

 

As our patient, your well-being is always foremost in our mind. For example, with MRIs of the foot and ankle, insurance companies reimburse us a flat rate based on four views or “images.” But because we have our own equipment, we can afford to take six to ten images (which is what we consider a full study) so you receive more images than your insurance pays for, and we get better diagnostic information to improve your outcome.

 

Our nine locations are affiliated with the most modern surgical centers in Southern California. It is vital that you have the right equipment and support staff in conjunction with the best medical skill. Health care is a team effort and having a direct partnership with a surgery center puts us in a position to ensure you get the best care, period.

 

Please call 877-989-9110, or click here to request a consultation online so that we can discuss your situation.

  • CustomerSure
    Dr. Sydney Yau has been so helpful.
    Laura H.
  • Yelp
    My first appointment, Dr. Barvarian personally came out to the waiting room, introduced himself, and walked me back to examine my foot; but only after taking a detailed history of what I do for a living, when my injur...
    Haley S.
  • CustomerSure
    I saw Dr. Baravarian after being misdiagnosed by another doctor. (I am runner, but foot pain was making even short runs very difficult). He was awesome, really attentive and caring. He quickly diagnosed a bone spur in...
    Chris C.
  • Google+
    I had been dealing with heel pain for far too long and went to seek treatment from University Foot and Ankle (in Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica). Within three weeks my pain had decreased for the first time in four y...
    Greg A.
  • Yelp
    My feet have been killing me for the past two months and I put off getting it checked out. I finally came to see Dr. Briskin and I regret nothing! My appointment time was mostly kept and he found the problem right awa...
    Cynthia S.
  • Yelp
    Visiting UFAI was definitely a low point of my trip to LA, but only because my buddy managed to get a stress fracture in her foot while we were long boarding, and it kinda ruined our plans.  We ended up looking some ...
    Shanley W.
  • Yelp
    Best doctor hands down. He has helped me so much, and he actually cares about you and wants the best for you.
    Gina V.
  • CustomerSure
    Dr. Volkmann was incredibly kind and compassionate. Thank you!
    Madison O.
  • Facebook
    Dr. Baravarian got me back running when no other Dr. could. I can't thank him enough! Everyone in the office is so nice, I highly recommend them!
    Christie D.
  • Angies List
    I would not go anywhere else! They are terrific! Dr. Bob Baravarian is an expert in his profession. No pain, and great care. The best!
    Diane M.
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