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.

10442 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    I appreciate the honest feedback on what can be done to treat my condition. The exercise's that were recommended seem to help a bit. But I think I might need to address my condition with another surgery.
    Robin C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I'm very happy with the Doctor and all the stuff. Thanks for answered all my concerns :) the appointments are fast. I did not have to wait long to see the doctor :) keep the awesome job
    Milka A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Carter was great. He knew what the problem was and took care of it right away. The woman who made the casts for my orthotics was especially helpful and friendly. I'm sorry I don't remember her name. She made the whole experience very easy and explained everything thoroughly.
    James D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    dr redcar is the best
    Elizabeth L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    great staff-- great group of people! highly recommend-
    Giacomo R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have been very satisfied with every visit, I especially like not having to wait for long periods to see the doctor. Best no wait time of any doctors I've been to. Keep up the good work. : )
    Gary S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    everything is fine
    Patrick O.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    More upfront knowledge on how to prevent reoccurrence.
    Richard S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great medical office. I appreciate the care and open dialogue about my situation.
    Patricia D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very satisfied with the experience.
    Eric H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Staff is courteous and very friendly. When they are in the room with you, you feel as if you are getting undivided attention.
    Marie S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Love dr Franson and staff
    Cynthia N.
  • Facebook
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    No doubt the best staff and doctors!
    Cesar N.
  • Facebook
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The professionalism from the moment you walk through the door is bar none! And unlike many medical mills, these docs actually want you to get well. Love this place!
    Ava D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very pleased with the professional service
    Cesar N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    i love every one in your office ,,,, everyone is so gracious and Dr. Sircar is a fabulous physician! How lucky am I!
    Vivian S.
  • Google
    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.
    Andrei M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The doctor was thorough and answered all my questions along with offering various options for dealing with my particular foot issues. I would definitely recommend him to friends & family.
    Patricia F.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian helped me with a path out of debilitating ankle pain to enjoy my activities again!
    Emmy M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian and his staff are the best around, in my opinion.
    Rocco L.
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