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
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob and his staff and the entire PT staff are excellent! I will return at the first sign of foot pain! Right now, my foot feels great and I am continuing with all the stretches and correct shoes. Thank you!
    Cheryl H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very happy with staff and Dr.
    Nicholas N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great Staff, friendly and very efficient!
    Ruth M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great care
    Stacie H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I'm very pleased with the medical team and the rest of the office staff. Everyone is very nice.
    Shari O.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Positive appointment.
    Marcia B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Franson and his staff are truely amazing. Dr. Franson listened and was confident that I would recoup with the right treatment. I was recommended to Dr. Franson from a family member, and I plan to do the same with anyone else that needs a good foot doctor.
    Marcos B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    We love Dr. Chan
    Elaine P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I really look forward to my visits with Dr. Chan. At my age (92) foot comfort is essential and I both appreciate his care of my feet and also enjoy his conversation.Thankyou, Dr. Chan
    June M.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I'm very pleased with the medical team and the rest of the office staff. Everyone is very nice. I've been coming for many years to see Dr. Chan who is wonderful. I had one appointment recently with Dr. Redkar and I was extremely satisfied with her care and warm personality. This is a most competent medical group for foot and ankle issues.
    Shari O.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have a plantar plate problem. Orthotics helped a little with the problematic toe but created other problems. Physical therapy also helped a little but when the doctor said I will need surgery I wondered why was I still in PT?
    Phillip C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Doctors are amazing!
    Alexandra B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    great doctor Baravarian

    I already send this in
    Jessica F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    No comment. Visit went well
    Louis E.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Good staff and good doctor
    Tippy N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Everything is great. Love that the front desk takes care of referrals and that the insurance billing has been correct.
    Nena E.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    very good communication,pleasant employees
    Sherrin K.
  • Facebook
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have horrible feet. Bad DNA. My aunt and my mother have both had multiple surgeries. I had hallux rigidis in both feet and neuromas in both feet.
    Andrei M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very professional staff. Very courteous and accommodating. I m always made to feel uncomfortable and well cared for.
    Queen Patterson
    Queen P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great all around. Thank you!
    Andrei M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    great place , would not go anywhere else
    George Z.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Coffee in the morning!
    Cornelius E.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great experience from start to finish. Thank you.
    Dean C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian is AMAZING
    Anjanae B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Nope
    Wendy H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone is so responsive and helpful. Dr Baravarian is the best!
    Nandita P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great patient service
    Linda E.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    the guy named sean was terrific
    Richard S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
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    Attila V.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I'm trying to get stronger every day and practice as often as I can.
    Nadav L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very proffesional care
    Robert K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Awesome!
    Matthew S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Franson and his office staff are incredible! I wouldn't go anywhere else!
    Ryan H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I appreciated the care and expertise shown very much.
    Robert L.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have horrible feet. Bad DNA. My aunt and my mother have both had multiple surgeries. I had hallux rigidis in both feet and neuromas in both feet.

    I met with surgeons at Cedars, Kerlan Jobe, UCLA, DISC, and other places. Then I asked my primary care physician (with St. John's which has Santa Monica Orthopedic Group / SMOG) who he would pick and he said his daughter is having bunion surgery and he is going to Dr. Baravarian. My brother in law and a high school friend who are both orthopedic surgeons most-agreed with Dr. Baravarian's diagnosis and treatment advice. It is a luxury in LA to have many good surgeons to choose from but I have now had three surgeries with Dr. Baravarian and am 100% happy I chose to go with University Foot and Ankle.

    Quick rundown:
    Playing sports means more to me than almost anything.
    I am in the gym playing basketball, out playing tennis, skiing, running with my dog, or at least lifting weights 6-7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. I'm 6'3" and 200lbs so I am tough on my feet. When I play basketball I play in a game with a number of people who used to play professionally in Europe and the NBA. It is a high level game and it was very important to me that after foot surgery I wasn't just going to be "walking pain free" again but playing at the highest level I could.

    Neuromas in both feet were handled wonderfully. I was suffering from a lot of irritation. The bottoms of my feet had pockets of fluid where my body was trying to protect myself from the rubbing on the nerve and anything athletic was painful. The feet were swollen slightly afterwards but I basically was walking right away. Over time the feet were a bit sore and it took a little while to heal but after a few months I could not tell the surgeries were ever done. Perfect.

    In my left foot I had a cheilectomy for the hallux rigidis. 6 years after the surgery it feels great. One day I may need to go to a full fusion here but not yet. The cheilectomy felt easy. It was a while ago but I think I was walking that day. It healed great.

    In my right foot I had a cheilectomy done knowing that eventually I might have to have a full fusion because that foot was in much worse shape than my left foot. 6 years later I had the fusion done (March of 2018). By the end of June I was playing tennis again, playing basketball, running and squatting in the gym. I can explode off my right foot (my plant foot) and get above the rim in basketball with ZERO felt difference between my toe pre and post-fusion. Actually post-fusion it only feels better because it is pain free (and range of motion is indistinguishable).

    If I had any regret at all it is that I didn't get both toes fused just because the fusion went SO WELL on the right foot that why not take the risk of ever having to get the left foot cheilectomy redone off the table for the rest of my life?

    So that is it - I have had numerous surgeries with Dr. Baravarian. He consistently recommended a thoughtful and conservative treatment approach, every single surgery has led to a great outcome I am very happy with, his office is always accommodating if I need to get in for something small like a new pair of orthotics or something more important like seeing Dr. Baravarian about new foot pain. As a surgeon, Dr. Baravarian listened to my athletic goals and customized the plate that fixed my fusion in place. Also Dr. Baravarian listened to my reasonable concerns about wanting to travel for work and not wanting to be in a cast for 3 straight months, switching me to a boot after a reasonable period of time. This let me start walking earlier, didn't atrophy my muscles as much, was able to stay more connected at work and was psychologically relieving. Other surgeons were more conservative about keeping you in a cast forever. I appreciate a surgeon who is willing to listen to the patient and be reasonable and thoughtful based on the individual.

    10 stars.
    citizen L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great Staff!
    Fidias M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    nope
    Shelley O.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Exceeded expectations
    Paul P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you so much for treatment and recommendations that have proved so helpful. With the help of my new orthotics and the recommended physical therapy, my ankle pain already has diminished significantly.
    Shahab S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
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    Scott B.
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