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.

13,459 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone is so responsive and helpful. Dr Baravarian is the best!
    Nandita P.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great patient service
    Linda E.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    the guy named sean was terrific
    Richard S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
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    Attila V.
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    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.
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    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.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
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    Scott B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Thank you for seeing me.
    Erin I.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    This is the 2nd time I'm telling you that doctor Redkar is awesome. Ok
    She's awesome. Got it!
    Preston M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr and staff always kind, patient, in providing excellent service and care
    Muriel C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very prompt, explained everything, would recommend
    Kathleen S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Briskin is phenomenal. He is a genius when it comes to foot injuries and issues. The staff and medical team members are all very good.

    I will highly recommend Dr Briskin for the quality of his service and dedication to his patients.

    Sincerely,
    Ederlinda (Lynn) Mason
    Ederlinda M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    We love Dr. Franson. He was attentive and considered all options and then gave treat w t based off everything.
    Lacey P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    All good no complaints at all
    Michelle P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My feet do so much better since Dr. Briskin takes care of them.
    Thank you Dr. Briskin
    Margarita W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent and sensitive attention!
    Martin W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I love Dr Franson and his staff it doesn’t get any better I have 11 specialists and he’s one of my faves
    Robin B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I would highly recommend this Doctor and office!
    Cynthia H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Briskin was very helpful, and his staff are very nice. Also very helpful
    Rose S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    very happy with entire staff
    Gabriel Y.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    No, thank you
    Laird W.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have been meaning to come see Dr. Carter for months because he came highly recommended by a family member. To spare you the long review, I came in and had a wonderful experience. I had been having issues with my right foot for a very long time and no other doctors could help. Dr. Carter was very caring and knowledgeable. He did not pressure me into anything I wasn't comfortable with. I later came back for a procedure with him and 2 weeks after that procedure I have never felt better. Also since my first visit, they have revamped/redecorated the place and have really made it feel very comfy and nice compared to other doctors offices. Will continue to recommend him to anyone with foot problems!
    Jessica L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Redkar is the best. She is the only one I will entrust the care of my gnarly old feet to!
    Kenneth C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent overall treatment I received from Dr. Franson and his staffs and the rehab group
    Regina C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    You guys are terrific and Dr. Franson is a great doctor!
    Richard T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The staff is very friendly, efficient, and gets a patent in fast to be seen
    Anita P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone was friendly and on time.
    Kenneth Y.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    no notes
    Lucille O.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great care
    Richard B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Satisfied
    Filomena P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I adore Dr RedKar! I also love Dr Schwartz too! Both are fantastic in there field with excellent bedside manner!!!!!
    Hope L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I love Dr. Franson and all the staff at the Foot and Ankle Institute and I have recommended them to family and friends!
    Summer C.
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