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.

11225 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    From first appointment to surgery and now physical therapy all went very well.
    Doctor, office staff and therapist have been wonderful.
    Marie N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Very positive
    Brian S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Professional and kind!
    Charles M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    satisfied
    Abdelkarim B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    We are grateful for excellent care and that Dr. Franson is helping Calista through her process. Because we are so happy there. wishing we could get a bit better cash rate on the physical therapy she needs. We know rates are competitive with other places though...:(
    Calista C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Totally satisfied with the result
    Gary M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great!
    Gregory B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I give it a 10!
    Olivia W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I’ve been using UFAI for 5 years to deal with conditions which impact walking comfort. They are organized, skilled and patient oriented. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
    Robert M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great
    Bruce H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Briskin is the best
    Paul G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very happy you all very nice people
    Antonio B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It took care of what I needed.
    Denise R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you for your kindness!!
    Lori G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Staff was professional
    Brian L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Wouldn't go anywhere else.
    Benjamin D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Not happy with the office manager at the Sherman Oaks office. She was very difficult on the phone too. She acted as she was running the show regardless of what Dr Baravarian and I had discussed and agreed upon. I almost didnt get my orthotic's because of her power trip as office manager. Very dissatisfied with her behavior and attitude.
    Elizabeth S.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am very happy with the bunion surgery I received from Dr. Baravarian. He and his staff were outstanding. I would highly recommend this facility for foot and ankle problems.
    Blair M.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    After over 3 years of relentless research and visiting over 10 different board-certified orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, physical therapists, and massage therapists, I contacted Dr. Bob Baravarian (after finding him online and researching some of his publications) as a last resort before either living with the debilitating heel/arch pain I had or going under the knife, the latter suggested by my other doctors. Dr. Baravarian was the only doctor who ever thought that my symptoms might not be the "plantar fasciitis" that other doctors were so eager to diagnose me with. All of these doctors were so sure they even had me fully convinced I had a stubborn case of plantar fasciitis in both feet. Come to find out, after Dr. Baravarian suggested I did not have some of the hallmark symptoms of PF and after not responding to conventional treatment, rest, medication, shockwave therapy, amniotic fluid injections, physical therapy, and the yada, yada, yada other doctors treated me with...that I get an MRI to see what was going on (which the other doctors thought was a waste of time!). I in fact had completely normal plantar fascia in both feet and a wholly different issue...and these other doctors wanted to cut my plantar fascia!!! I was baffled at the incompetence in this array of varied "leading foot doctors" I could find in 3 different cities, including one practice in the medically-renowned Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. Clearly more than crude ultrasound diagnostic imaging need be used in podiatry/orthopedics for cases of long-term recalcitrant heel/arch pain such as I had, and this was something Dr. Baravarian recognized right away. After the MRI results came back that I had an uncommon form of tendonitis (flexor hallicus longus) in both feet, I felt both confused but absolutely relieved at the same time. Dr. Baravarian suggested some things to do and how to take action on my own since we were telecommunicating across the country. His guidance led me to have the most relief in pain I have had in over 3 years of actively trying to get better. The craziest part is I never even saw Dr. Baravarian in person or visited his practice - this was all done over FaceTime and email! As a young active male, this condition has taken a toll on me not only physically, but also financially, career-wise, socially, and often emotionally. Being in constant foot pain is not something people think about, but when you are afflicted with it, it is something that deeply affects and changes your daily life. To finally have some relief is truly a godsend - and I owe it to Dr. Baravarian for his expertise and QUESTIONING of the today's seemingly "standard diagnosing practices" of slapping plantar fasciitis on any patient with foot pain that comes a podiatrist's/orthopedic specialist's way. It has only been a month since I started to get the correct treatment that Dr. Baravarian recommended and I am already markedly improved. Foot pain is nothing a person should have to live with or deal with, and it is possible to get better even if you think all hope is lost or you will have to go under the knife. In my opinion, the "small percent" of patients who don't respond to standard plantar fasciitis treatments, including surgery, are probably also those who were misdiagnosed. Sometimes you have to take your health into your own hands, question things if they don't seem to add up, and spend the time to find the right doctor with the expertise and care to get you the correct treatment. Or you can just contact Dr. Baravarian, who can do all of that for you. I wish I would have 3 years ago and saved myself the money, heartache, and pain.
    Justin P.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Visting family in california,I started having some inflamation and a lot of pain in my left ankle. This has been popping up periodically for years . Thinking it was my ankle because of a break many years ago. I lived with tremedous pain and discomfort for years went to many doctors in NYC.
    Lucky break ''excuse the pun'' I found DR. Bob. he thought some thing wasen't right with at least my self diagnosis ( and many other doctors) a few Xrays and some poking around later we discovered it was a Nivular bone issue. Who knows what that means ? He took the time to expain it to me and what my obstacles will be in the future. At least now I know and he recomend a fine physician in my neck of the woods I'm very grateful his knowledge and compassion. Great place Great Doctor . Dr Bob Thank You!
    Michael F.
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