Patient Reviews of University Foot and Ankle Institute

We survey all our patients to learn how we did and read every response. Usually complimentary, sometimes critical, it's our patients who help us learn what we are doing well and how we can improve.

 

We strive to be the best we can and are grateful for the opportunities we are given to help people heal and get back to doing the things that they love.

12,468 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My dad has always been treat me well and with respect. They a very courteous and helpful with the patients.
    Zen E.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have been having issues with heel pain for years and nothing really ever helped for more than a couple weeks. Not the doctors here in Orange County, injections, physical therapy, ice, heating pad, stretching, nothing.

    My friend from LA has been trying to get me to go to LA for treatment from her doctor at UFAI. After visiting me for the weekend and me hobbling through a local farmers market, she made me drive back with her to see her doctor.  She was able to get an appointment for me on Monday for the next day to see Dr. Ryan Carter and we drove in.  

    Despite my negativity and general surly nature, the UFAI team was very nice. After filling out too much paperwork, Dr. Carter did an exam and ultrasound on me and told me my plantar fasciitis was a mess (duh!). He wanted an MRI, which I got in their office an hour later and then we met again in the afternoon.

    Yep, I was a mess.  And since I already tried physical therapy and everything else, Dr. Ryan suggested we try this newer procedure called Tenjet. It's a water spraying device that breaks up and removes the scar tissue inside the foot that they have had lots of success with. But it has to be done in a surgery center but they took care of all the insurance stuff and two days later I was back for it.

    It didn't hurt at all during it thanks to the miracle of drugs but afterwards, it did not really hurt either. It was tender but Tylenol did the trick. I was on crutches for a few days and then this Star Wars looking walking boot for a couple of weeks. And at Dr. Carter's recommendation, I also opted for physical therapy for recovery. The PT Team at UFAI was great, painful in the beginning but with only 3 weeks of PT, I was done and totally pain free.

    I am now three months out, just had my last checkup and I can honestly walk without pain. It really changed my life and according to my husband I am sooooooo much less cranky. I really did not realize how much this pain spilled over into other aspects of my life, but it guess it did. I am not sure who loves Dr. Carter more, me or my husband.
    grace N.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this office! Great staff and wonderful physician!!! Couldn’t ask for a better, more kind, and friendly staff.
    Joann B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Good
    Keiko K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I always enjoy going to the Dr. Office. They always treat me well and with respect.
    Pablo M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great!
    Eleni V.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very informative and straight forward. Explanations were understandable and I greatly appreciated a recommendation for another surgeon in Michigan where we now reside. This information made for an easier decision.
    Karen O.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone is caring, professional, informative, knowledgeable, dedicated and even fun. I enjoy coming here and am experiencing healing. Look no further for great physical therapists.
    Carol F.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Very good.
    Harold G.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Good experience and staff was friendly, I got appointments fast and Dr was great , I always refer to others. Thanks
    FATANEH S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I'm very pleased.
    Eric M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It was a positive experience.
    Kort B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I came in for a surgical second opinion and Dr. Kelman was very credible and trustworthy.
    William L.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great.
    Cheryl S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Amazing
    Jason D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    good
    Leonard S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great service
    Dikran A.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I’ve been coming to Dr. Kelman and Dr. Feldman for a long time and think they both do a great job!
    Kerrie S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Helpful and friendly staff, clear and effective communication by fellow and attending, would recommend this practice to others
    Anna G.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    educated on foot wear for my foot problems.
    George T.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I'm an out-of-town patient and was very impressed by the outstanding service and great medical attention that Doctor Redkar and her practice provided. I would travel the distance to go to them again!
    Jeanette C.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I ALWAYS enjoy seeing Dr. Franson. I know that he will spend as much time as needed to address the issues so we come to a successful solution.
    Braeden M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    great
    Manly S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very efficient and saw me in a timely manner.
    Beverly P.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you
    Zareh S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I was pleased
    Barbara D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    great ..
    Barbara M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great.
    Cynthia P.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My husband and I are very pleased with Dr. Schwartz. We have been with him for many years. We wished that the foot baths were still there at the office but other than that we love Dr. Schwartz. He took care of our daughters's feet when she hurt her feet at Magic Mountain and her feet started to swell and she lost her toenail.He took good care of her feet and she has not had any problem since then.
    Dolores R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It was great. The doctor really took his time to Kailey to address the injury and all concerns with her foot
    Kailey B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob is a great surgeon and a wonderful professional! I've recommended him to several friends.
    Dr. Bob's staff are very attentive, caring and warm.
    My wife and I went through three tremendously successful surgeries.
    We're very happy to have had chosen Dr. Baravarian.
    Emilio K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I was hesitant to seek treatment for an ingrown but UFAI was very professional and friendly and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Everything was literally quick and painless. I would definitely come back if needed or recommend family and friends.
    Bryant R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Only complain, but hit has nothing to do with your work, is the traffic when getting to your office in Santa Monica.

    GT
    Gernot H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very satisfied. And the orthotics have helped greatly. Thank you.
    David A.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    She did a great job with my feet.
    Dale S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very good experience, thank you.
    Bailey W.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Only major pain point with therapy was always having to call in to make an appointment. Need to update your system to allow for online scheduling.
    Cambron M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Best dr. Office I ave ever been to. Dr transom and staff are amazing.
    Frank C.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob is a very skilled foot surgeon who makes you feel confident he can fix your foot issue.

    Once we agreed on surgery, he did exactly what he said he would do and my feet are healing nicely. Strongly recommend Dr. Bob.
    Paul D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    I had a pleasant experience the staff was great and Dr. Feldman was thorough and explained the issue with my toe so I felt confident I knew the extent of the issue with my toe and the surgery he explained I would need to correct the situation.
    Denise S.
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