LA Magazine Names Avanti Redkar Top Los Angeles Podiatrist

Updated 8/2/2021
Dr. Avanti Redkar, Best Podiatrist Los Angeles, University Foot and Ankle Institute

Dr. Avanti Redkar, DPM has been named to Los Angeles Magazine’s prestigious Top Doctors list

The distinction is especially meaningful because results are established by a rigorous peer-to-peer survey. Results are tabulated by Professional Research Services in Troy, Michigan.


Dr. Redkar, who has been practicing at University Foot and Ankle Institute (UFAI) for almost a decade, is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon.


She has become known for her caring and friendly bedside manner and a remarkable ability to communicate to her patients about their ailments and solutions. Dr. Redkar specializes in curing a myriad of foot and ankle problems including bunions, Achilles tendon issues, plantar fasciitis, and chronic ankle instability, to name just a few. 

Getting to know Dr. Avanti Redkar

Dr. Redkar immigrated at age four with her family to Auburn, Alabama from Pune, India. Several years later her family moved near Scranton, Pennsylvania.


After earning a biology degree at the University of Scranton, she received a master’s degree in nutrition at SUNY Buffalo. She then attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, taking her surgical residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York. That is where she honed her skills in foot and rearfoot surgery, sports medicine, wound care, and hyperbaric medicine.


Her journey to becoming a podiatrist is a story worth telling. Always active in sports, Dr. Redkar enjoyed tennis, soccer, swimming, hiking, and intense workout programs growing up.


But it was classical Indian dancing that wholly captured her interest. She trained rigorously in Bharatanatyam. This style of dance keeps a fixed upper torso, bent legs, and knees flexed, combined with spectacular footwork. It also includes sign language based on gestures of hands, eyes, and face muscles.


Looking forward to her graduation, which included dancing solo for two and a half hours, she was concerned about her frequent ankle sprains, calluses, and painful blisters. It was then that she fell in love with podiatry. 


Her podiatrist demonstrated proper strapping and offloading equipment that eased the pain. Said Dr. Redkar, "Without my podiatrist, I would not have been able to perform, let alone walk!”


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What makes Dr. Avanti Redkar the best Los Angeles podiatrist?

Hundreds of Dr. Redkar’s patient reviews talk about how they made the rounds of various foot and ankle specialists, urgently hoping to get back to their active lives, but without success. That is until they became patients of Dr. Redkar.


Still an avid weekend warrior, Dr. Redkar understands the desire to be active and employs both non-surgical treatments along with cutting-edge orthopedic techniques to assist patients to get back to the active lives.


Innovative treatments employed by Dr. Redkar at University Foot and Ankle Institute in Los Angeles include:


  • Their state-of-the-art miniBunion Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery™. This procedure uses a tiny 1cm incision and advanced hardware to guarantee durable stabilization, virtually no scarring, and a pain-free rapid recovery. It provides the best possible surgical outcome with immediate weight-bearing for mild to moderate bunions.
  • Holistic metal-free bunion surgery performed without the use of any metal screws. This is thanks to the Ossiofiber™ metal-free surgical hardware. Over time, Ossiofiber™ literally turns into bone and ends the need for living with metal screws in your body or needing them removed at a later date.
  • Their trademarked Forever Lapidus Bunionectomy™ is a revolutionary procedure for more severe bunion deformities. It’s the only bunion surgery that offers a near-zero percent of bunion reoccurrence. Forever Lapidus Bunionectomy™ patients have far speedier recoveries, with little or no pain, less downtime, earlier weight-bearing, and minimal scarring than previously possible.
  • Amniotic Fluid Allograft, a breakthrough regenerative medicine treatment that offers healing and pain relief without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, hospital stays, or prolonged recovery. Amniotic fluid allograft is an all-natural therapy comprised of 100 percent sterilized amniotic fluid that is rich in naturally occurring stem cell growth factors that can greatly aid in the healing of stubborn pain or injuries.
  • Other regenerative medicine protocols including Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP). PRP injections use a patient’s own blood platelet cells to restart the healing process to an injured area long after their body has given up trying to repair the damage. 


About the University Foot and Ankle Institute 

With decades of combined experience and the highest success rates in the nation, UFAI has effectively treated over 200,000 patients. UFAI is well known as one of the most technologically advanced foot and ankle practices in the nation. UFAI has been researching, running clinical trials, and performing advanced techniques for decades. 


UFAI is also a leader in the field of regenerative medicine for well over 10 years. This includes platelet-rich plasma therapy, stem cell therapy, and cartilage replacement).


For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call (877) 736-6001 or make an appointment online now.


At University Foot and Ankle Institute, we take our patients’ safety seriously. Our clinics and surgery centers follow Covid-19 patient safety procedures exceed all CDC recommendations. Masks are required in our institutes at all times.


University Foot and Ankle Institute, Los Angeles is located at:

5901 W Olympic Blvd.

Suite 509

Los Angeles, CA 90036



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