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.

16,600 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everything was great. The staff and the doctor are very courteous. The doctor was very insightful and explained things very well.
    Cheryll B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Kelman was terrific, diagnosis and evaluation was very good. I was very pleased with the care and advice I received. I look forward to my follow up appointment shortly.
    Dana R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Love Doctor Franson! He generally cares about he’s patients!
    Debbie M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    We had the best experience with Dr. Franson and staff. They were able to get us in quickly after an injury we had that required urgent care. We had questions and the staff and doctor quickly responded. Everyone was so welcoming and nice and really made my son feel at ease during a not so fun injury. Would highly recommend!
    Quintus C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great staff Very helpful
    Michael M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everything was great. Great Doctor and great staff.
    Mary N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very happy with the service that I receive
    Gregory U.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It is always a pleasure to deal with Dr. Frandsen and the staff.
    Edward F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Every person I had contact with in the office were warm and friendly!
    The dr listened to me, was very informative and friendly. I never felt rushed. A wonderful office and experience!
    Melody G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent. Out of all my appointments over ten months there was only one scheduling glitch; otherwise everything and everyone was top-notch. I appreciated Dr. Briskin's easy manner and affable interactions—and, of course, his clear expertise; Dr. Johnson is wonderful, as are Enrique, Jessica, Cheli, et al. My feet look and feel pretty great (I'm still working on getting back to my walking speed!), so it was overall a very positive experience.
    Lorraine W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have been a patient of Dr. Briskins for about 10 yrs now. There office scheduling is pretty much on point. I never have to wait no more than 15 minutes during all the years.
    Libya F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great experience! I had a plantar wart and Dr. Briskin got rid of it! I’m so happy.
    MIEKE C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very happy with the treatment I received from Dr. Kelman and staff. Just don't want to get bunion surgery if I can avoid it.
    Thank you.
    CAROLYN O.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Mercy - as always - is wonderful - and Dr Gina was excellent.
    Deborah L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    You are all amazing. Dr. Jafary is doing everything he can to help me heal.
    Jacqueline B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I wish I had followed
    Dr. Baravarian’s suggestion and had the foot surgeries he recommended 6 months earlier.
    James M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Being a first time patient. I was quite impressed. Thank you to the whole staff.
    John S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The wait time is always quick, the staff is friendly, and I feel like I have the time to ask any questions.
    Alana C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Franson has been great. He is informative and takes his time.
    Cecelia R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Staff was friendly and professional. Appointment was on time.
    Sherry G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent place, love Dr. Baravarian!
    Thomas B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Love dr kelman best dr ever
    Debra J.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Each of our feet is made up of 26 bones, 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, all of which work together to provide support, balance and mobility.In the same way you wouldn't drive an unsafe car, it makes no sense to walk around on feet that aren't in excellent working order.I am a woman in my mid-seventies, was a runner for many years, and although my running days are over, by choice, I remain determined to keep my feet in exceptional condition going forward.Between 10% to 25% of people develop bunions, and despite countless advanced techniques, bunion surgery continues to take a bad rap and is avoided like the plague.Which leads me to assume that there are far too many people who are unnecessarily putting up with significant pain and discomfort or settling for feet which are functionality-challenged.Seventeen years ago, my left foot developed a painful bunion which compromised my running. I made an appointment with Dr. Bob Baravarian, who came highly recommended by a fellow runner. Dr. Bob was professional, empathetic, thorough and optimistic, so I committed to bunion surgery on my left foot.The surgery was almost completely painless due to Dr. B's impressive skills, in addition to the state-of-the-art procedures he and his colleagues have developed based on their sophisticated understanding of bone pain and how to mitigate it.The surgery was a complete success, and while the rehabilitation was challenging, I soon returned to running.Fast forward to this year when I began to experience discomfort in my right foot. I saw Dr. B. and after considerable discussion - he does not rush you and answers all your questions thoughtfully - we together decided that bunion surgery was appropriate...not only to eliminate the pain, but also, to assure me that my foot would maintain its functionality as I approached my senior years.It's eight weeks since I had the surgery at the small, personal surgical facility that Dr. B and his colleagues work out of in Beverly Hills.I wore a surgical boot for 5 weeks, was equipped with a special driving shoe after 2 weeks and followed an indispensable regime of physio therapy managed by Gray O'Brien, the Institute's focused, hands-on, dynamic and highly effective program director who is located directly across the hall from Dr. B's offices. I saw Gray twice a week, did the exercises at home daily and it worked!!I have gone from a pre-op situation to a successful outcome in two months, with the bare minimum of inconvenience or discomfort.Dr. Baravarian is an incredible podiatrist / surgeon whose professional attitude and warmth is mirrored by the entire staff at University Foot and Ankle Institute.
    Harriet L.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My first visit with Dr. Baravarian did not go well because the office was very busy. When I returned he gave me considerable attention and is helping me to deal with a foot problem that I have had over 30 years. Other podiatrists have told me that they could not help me. I believe he will help solve my problem. I would highly recommend him.
    Myron D.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob (Babak Baravarian) remains the best podiatrist I've ever had! I recommend him to anyone I know having feet problems, as well as people who are having issues and need a new opinion. The office is so helpful, every single person, I'm almost always able to get in to see him within a week (very rare with some doctors!) and I am always so pleased with our visits. He asks about older issues and covers new ones completely. When he can, he looks out for my best financial interest, and helps give advice with the process. I remain in his exceptional care since 2003, he will always be the best. I love recommending him and hearing back how much he helped and what a positive experience my friends have. The very best in my opinion!!! I've had plantar fasciitis now in both feet, loose ankles and sprained ankles, and the shoes he recommends for all lifestyles are spot on. He's also the best bed side manner for me, as I hate needles and I've had a few shots with him. He's so kind and patient. Wonderful doctor and staff I highly recommend!!
    Cheryl W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Keep up the good work
    Helga H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I like that everyone is very helpful and caring.
    Claude R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Keep connecting to us and caring!
    Kudos!
    Robert S.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Smooth operation very accommodating very skilled.

    To the doctors and staff:
    Keep connecting to us and caring!
    Kudos!
    Robert S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The receptionist are polite, respectful and helpful. The medical assistants are friendly and understanding. I needed a travel letter and a letter for my work and they were able to provide it the same day with in 5-10 minutes. The doctor listen and take the time to answer questions. During the treatment he was supportive. Overall it was a great experience. The only annoying thing is the cancellations of two of my appointments, but I understand that stuff happens.
    Rubicely M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Not much anyone can do for me, I’m a stroke survivor and brain damaged. But your staff does what they can, I wish it were more but it is what it is.
    Lon T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    #1 place to go in Santa Clarita for foot problems. Dr Franson is amazing and is staff is well trained and friendly.
    Danielle W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    A scraping procedure on both heels - less than ten minutes - and the sharp pains are gone. Not only is walking back to normal, so is running - resumed next day. Fantastic treatment! Cannot be happier. Many sincere thanks.
    David F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very organized and helpful experience!
    Guadalupe B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. N.
    Took such excellent care of my foot issues. Her care has put me on a path to taking better care of my foot, ball of foot and arch in a healthier way.
    Victoria L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    She listened to me and gave me options. Got some insoles and will see if it really helps!
    Sylvie D.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I couldn't ask for better care. I'm so grateful and fortunate I was able to have my bunion surgeries performed by Dr. Baravarian and Dr. Johnson. They are topnotch...the Doctors you have always wished you had... elegant, dedicated, kind, with a gentle sense of humor that makes you feel totally taken care of... All of my questions were answered... The entire staff is just as awesome. (I was able to have my pre-surgical visits at the Sherman Oaks location and my actual surgeries in Beverly Hills.)
    rain C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I don’t remember seeing parking site. Information on that before visit would be very helpful.
    Lory G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It was a good experience. Just need the office to use my Humana Medicare plan

    Not Lakeside. I need help. My feet are in bad condition.

    Thanks,
    Gail O.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My experience with Dr. Gina Nalbandian has been exceptional!!! She is very detailed and precisewith her work. She has always treated me with a kindness and compassion. No matter what questions that I have, she is very professional with her answers. I trust her work.
    Frank P.
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