Dr. Bob Baravarian, DPM, Podiatrist Patient Reviews

Patient Reviews of Dr. Baravarian DPM, FACFAS

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2391 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Good
    Mary S.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I had suffered with Morton's Neuroma for over 7 years. I tried cortisone shots, orthotic inserts, alcohol shots and these treatments took the edge off, but they were never permanent. The past 2 years, the cortisone shots didn't work at all. I had been to 4 foot doctors before finding Dr. Baravarian. I had read good reviews about him and decided to try a new foot doctor. After hearing my story, he told me to stop getting cortisone shots as they were doing more damage than good. He suggested surgically removing the neuroma as I was one of the cases that conservative measures were not going to provide pain relief.

    I was concerned because I saw horror stories all over the internet of failed surgeries and of neuromas growing back. He assured me that his success rate was high and that if I happened to be one of the cases that it didn't work, he would come up with a course of action then. I drove him crazy with lots of emails, but he was always patient with me and responded quickly. I finally surrendered and decided to go forward with the surgery.

    When the surgery was over, he told me that the neuroma was much larger than he had anticipated, in short: that thing had to go! My recovery has been a lot easier than I thought it would be. He prescribed physical therapy for the first 4 weeks post-surgery. His P.T. team is fabulous! They helped expedite my healing and taught me so much about what I can do at home to help speed healing.

    I am at week 5 post surgery. I am wearing tennis shoes and riding my bike! The best part is, the neuroma pain and tingling is GONE! I never thought that the weird painful tingly feeling emanating from my right foot would be gone. I am still in the healing process, but I am optimistic that my neuroma nightmare is over. I highly recommend Dr. Baravarian for any foot issues. He and his team are awesome!
    Nancy N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The office was very well run and the doctor saw me in a timely manner. No long waits!
    Laurie G.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The care Dr Baravarian and his team provided me was simply the best. His diagnosis, surgery and follow up have resulted in my feeling better and being able to be more active than I have been in 7 years. I can't thank them enough.
    Craig H.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Baravarian and the team at UFAI are simply the best. I am 53 and very active. I had surgery to reduce a bone spur that impinged the flexibility of my big toe and repair the damage to the joint, which made running impossible and walking for long periods very painful. The recovery and healing were absolutely pain free; the entire process was "text book" and I am walking and feeling better than anytime in the last 4 years and fully expect to be hiking, skiing, cycling and running in the next few weeks. You can't find a more qualified team that is more focused on your needs, perfect treatment and your comfort.
    Craig H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I loved Dr. Carter!! And his nurses/PAs. Thank you!
    Jessica W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    no at this time..
    all is very well ..........thx
    Berit S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Felt very well taken care of. Thank you!
    Kelly W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Future visits will tell more
    Charles O.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I wish I had been more clear about my condotion, but I have next visit to ask for clarification
    Sandra H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very well organized, people knew what they were doing
    Leonard M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Office staff was excellent and very friendly. Provider was very professional.
    Jennifer O.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I had surgery on my small toe on my right foot. After surgery I had absolutely no pain. I was impressed with the skill of Dr Baravarian. The anesthesiologist was the best. All the staff and nurses are very friendly and respectful. I had a very good experience.
    Betsy H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you for your excellent care.
    Monica E.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My experience with UFAI was great.
    Betty H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Baravarian is a credit to his profession, a superior surgeon.
    Katrina C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very smoothly run center. Such nice and efficient personnel. Thank you, Dr. Bob.
    Margaret S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Nothing more. Thank you!
    Cheryl W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob and your staff are all great!
    Bruce O.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    I like the professionalism of all members of this clinic team. Thank you for taking care of me.
    Claudia E.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great care
    Maia F.
  • Facebook
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very happy with the entire experience. Dr. Bob and the entire staff are excellent. Extremely qualified and friendly. For anyone who has a foot or ankle issues this is the place to go.
    Rick G.
  • Facebook
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Baravarian and the team at UFAI are simply the best. I am 53 and very active. I had surgery to reduce a bone spur that impinged the flexibility of my big toe, and repair the damage to the joint, which made running impossible and walking for long periods very painful. The recovery and healing were absolutely pain free; the entire process was "text book" and I am walking and feeling better than anytime in the last 4 years and fully expect to be hiking, skiing, cycling and running in the next few weeks. You can't find a more qualified team that is more focused on your needs, perfect treatment and your comfort.
    Craig H.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I went here to see Dr. Baravarian for my heel pain, which nobody was able to successfully deal with. He got me back on my feet, literally and my heel pain is gone. Highly recommend them both here and in Santa Monica, where I see him if I am not coming from work. Super easy to work with. I am a fan.
    Greg W.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I'm not one to usually write reviews, but Dr. Babak Baravarian and his staff have always been exceptional when it comes to the care of their patients. I have had two surgeries done in this institution and they both were done quickly and smoothly. They are a great group of individuals that make everyone feel comfortable and cared for.
    Farah F.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I went here for ankle surgery back in late July 2017. Surgery with Dr. Baravarian was accomplished and swift. He guided me through the healing process smoothly and I healed quickly.

    Then I was on to physiotherapy. Gary and his team were kind, thorough and comprehensive in the many ways I could strengthen and heal my ankle. It was a pleasure visiting them and slowly, methodically, working through my treatment program. I was back on my foot in weeks and I am still feeling the positive effects of their work every day months later.

    I would highly recommend this business and these professionals.
    Scott M.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    What I appreciate about the consultation I had with
    Dr. Baravarian was his honesty and genuine concern for his patients. I have been to numerous podiatrist in the neighborhood and he will definitely not try to sell you on unnecessary surgery as others do. This doctor is the real deal.
    Julie D.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    This place "Rocks" ! I started my journey almost 3yrs ago in search of a practice that would be a good fit for me to have my feet as in both left and right feet bunionectomy.

    Dr. Bavarian fondly referred to as Dr. Bob, made me feel comfortable from my very first visit. Straight to the point, explained the procedure, performed the surgery. Cheli made scheduling my surgery quite the breeze. Follow up was easy and precise. Even coordinating with my insurance company. Everything went well. Here is why I decided to write this review. I have been to 2 post surgery appointments and they both have been above par in the level of treatment and care I received. One would expect a certain level of service leading up to surgery, but after surgery follow up has been nothing short of incredible. During my first visit Donald was extremely nice and caring, explaining and talking us through what was going to take place. Once again Dr. Bob was very personal yet professional which I greatly respect. My second post surgery appointment was equally as incredible. I know these words may seem exaggerated but I tell you when you leave you feel like you have been treated very well. During this visit I had the pleasure of Donald, Bernardo, Adrian...all assisting me at some point. Guys kudos for being such professional examples of how to treat, talk and interact with patients. Once again Dr Bob with straight to the point advice which I always appreciate and instruction on what I need to be doing. Last but certainly not least, but because he was the last person to actually meet with me was Dr. Ali. Professional, personable, yet confident in his ability as a doctor. One might think putting a cast on is a simple routine and I am sure for these docs it is...however, the time they take and the care, attention to detail is all a part of the healing process that so many take for granted. Dr. Ali you rock brother! If you are looking for a place to have any sort foot surgery done look no further. I can only speak to my procedures, but if their approach is like it was with me I am confident in saying if you chose them this would be a wise choice. Before I forget, the call center first point of contact is where it all starts. They are awesome...every time I call never long waits and extremely proficient.  I never thought I would say this but I can't wait to have my right foot surgery in December this year.

    SDN
    Steven N.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian is a great doctor. After just one visit he knew what the problem was with my heel. He recommended a cortisone shot for the inflamed bursa in my heel an two days later I was pain free. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the area with feet problems. He has been in the Good Day America morning show and is highly experienced. With the vast number of patients he has seen and treated he will diagnose you and recommend a treatment immediately to get you pain free. and moving again.
    Victor S.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Instant and energetic response is provided to any question or need that I might have. I have the highest confdcence in Dr. Baravarian and his staff.
    Michael M.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob Baravarian and his staff are excellent. Both, the Sherman Oaks and their Santa Monica facilities are superb. There was hardly a wait. It seems they manage their schedule very professional. Dr. Baravarian take his time during the examination and I feel that he really cares about his patients. I went twice, a broken foot and upper joint ligament tears. Nice experience. His staff is very courteous, friendly and accommodating. Great experience - if you have foot and angle problems - GO nowhere else.
    Carsten B.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great experience! From the phone consultation to appt scheduling, same day, by the way, to the super friendly and professional staff.  Dr. Bob Baravarian is kind, generous and a professional besides being fully credentialed. You're in good hands there.
    Tina S.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian is the best. He took great care of me and after surgery I could not be happier with the outcome. They accepted my insurance and the entire office and staff could not be kinder or more professional. Highly recommend this office, Dr. Baravarian and the group.
    James O.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Surgeons are in a position of moral hazard. They make more money from surgery than from a low-tech solution. I was impressed that Dr. Baravarian suggested starting with the low-tech solution, leaving the two surgical options to be decided if this doesn't work. He was very pleasant, very professional, clear in his explanations, and answered all my questions. His office  seems very organized and well run, and the staff treated me well. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Baravarian.
    Andy S.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am an avid runner but had a foot injury that made even walking excruciatingly painful. I went to University Foot and Ankle Institute after being misdiagnosed by another doctor. Everyone in the office is so nice, from office staff to the technicians. And Dr. Baravarian quickly diagnosed me with a bone spur and recommended orthotics. The orthotics have changed my life! Not only am I completely painfree and enjoying running again, i am training for my first marathon! Thank you Dr. Baravarian!
    Christie C.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I really like this group. Professional, great service, great atmosphere and just pleasant to be around. I saw Dr. Baravarian and he did a great job diagnosing my problem and taking care of me. I eventually had surgery with him and then went to physical therapy and the entire experience has been exceptional. I highly recommend this group and Dr. Baravarian. I also want to note that they are very professional with their billing. The accept insurance and only billed me what the insurance allowed which was not much considering the quality of care.
    James O.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Babak Baravarian is excellent! I had a longstanding ankle injury and was in a lot of discomfort with a torn peroneal tendon. I went to several doctors, but when I read about Dr. Baravarian's experience and some articles he had written regarding this injury, I came to University Foot & Ankle Institute. The staff was great and after meeting him, hearing his expertise and feeling comfortable, I knew he was the right doctor to have perform the surgery. With his help and care, I am now feeling back to my active self after a very successful surgery. I give University Foot & Ankle Institute my highest recommendation. I am so grateful I found Dr. Baravarian to perform my surgery. He is trust-worthy and a true expert in podiatry. You will be in good hands with him as your doctor!
    Colleen M.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian was great in explaining to me the window of time I have as a 51 year old to increase mobility in my left big toe. And just as important as surgery to remove the bone spurs was the physical therapy after to gain back full mobility. Jason is awesome and truly cares. I had lost the ability to bend my toe up due to bone spurs rubbing on my foot bone. Over a period of 6 months my heel height went down to only 1 1/2 inch high heels. And I was compensating by rolling on the outside of my foot which caused heel pain and plantar fasciitis. Dr. Baravarian explained if I chose to do nothing, over time my bones would have fused together and I would have no mobility. He was very clear and  told me before surgery that he would either shave off the bone spurs seen in the X-ray and cut back some bone depending on how bad it was once he went in. By doing this procedure, I would prevent the bones from fusing together and ultimately be a candidate for an FDA approved gel joint transplant. Luckily for me, he only needed to shave back the bone spurs and didn't need to cut into the bone. Post op physical therapy with Jason was crucial for me to get my full mobility back. After 6 weeks I am now able to walk in 3 to 4 inch heels.
    Pamela F.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Where do I start. Dr. Bob Baravarian is amazing at what he does. He brings options, education, and is very thorough with his care. I came to him due to a previous surgery gone bad. He came highly recommended by another well known pain Doctor. He has handled my foot with care and taken all the necessary steps to put me on the path to recovery. He will review the results, current state of injury and proceed with what he believes is reasonable and responsible healthcare. Aside from his vast knowledge and experience in the field, he is kind and makes you feel at ease. I felt hopeless for sometime as my injury came at a young age, but am confident he will give everything he can to make me whole again. He is also reachable by email. Something that I didn't expect which was pretty comforting when I had a question, I could just ask.
    Kathie W.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    I'm very active, and need a foot doctor every 2-3 years to remove calluses or fit orthotics.  The past few years I have relied on Dr. Baravarian.  He is personable, available and wastes no time in making his diagnosis and offering treatment alternatives.  Both his office staff and medical assistants are polite, efficient and obviously well trained.  I highly recommend this office.
    Sue M.
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