Dr. Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS Patient Testimonials

Patient Reviews of Dr. Baravarian DPM, FACFAS

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We strive to be the best we can and are grateful for the opportunities we're given to help people heal and get back to doing the things that they love. It's what we do and thankfully, what we love.

2106 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Wait time was minimal. Dr. Baravarian and staff were attentive and courteous. Top notch!
    Gloria S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very clear and helpful description of condition and demo of exercises.
    Hand out sheet of definition of condition and the list of exercises and care was much appreciated.
    Stephanie D.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    This operation runs like a well oiled machine! Every aspect has been smooth and easy. Doctor Baravarian has been awesome and very caring. His attention to detail is great! I didn’t want to drive too far to their physical therapy institute after surgery, so Dr. recommended excellent service near my home.
    Carol M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian and staff were fantastic. I felt well cared for and confident that together we willl resolve my ankle pain. Thank you!
    Betina R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Overall satisfied
    Bobby N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Liked the office (Sherman Oaks) and the dr. Plan on using him for surgery at the end of the year
    Jane J.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Medical staff experience was great. Faced some unhelpfulness at the front desk -- as I tried to determine money-owed at appointment's end. Had to clarify with doctor who intervened on my behalf. (The idea being: based on my insurance, I didn't want any non-covered procedures be performed until I was clear about my out-of-pocket costs.) The doctor was extremely helpful. Front desk, decidedly less so.
    Eric A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    This operation runs like a well oiled machine! Every aspect has been smooth and easy. Doctor Baravarian has been awesome and very caring. His attention to detail is great! I didn’t want to drive too far to their physical therapy institute after surgery, so Dr. recommended excellent service near my home.
    Carol M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great as usual.
    Charles W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Baravarian had to revise a failed surgery that the Dr near my home performed. I did not have to wait long for my consultation appointment, and my surgery was scheduled two weeks later.
    I am out of pain now and look forward to getting back to my regular routine.
    Thank you so much to Dr Bob!
    Jennifer C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very helpful and friendly
    Raul A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Thank you!
    Alyssa H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Waiting room was confusing. Maybe it was switching of crew?! Very confusing. No one would check me in. Told to jut sit and wait.
    Summer R.
  • 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
    Dr. Briskin is the best
    Paul G.
  • 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
    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.
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