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
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I suffered from foot pain for over 10 years and had tried everything. I went to Dr. Baravarian and followed his advice. He gave me treatment and exercises to begin and now within a few months I was cured. I have no trouble walking long distances and suffer no side effects that were with me for so long. I still do the exercises and will for life, as it has given me a much better quality of life. I recommend him and his staff for any problems you might have with your feet.
    John B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob Baravarian is the only podiatrist in CA who uses platelet-rich plasma injections to cure plantar fasciitis. I had two injections one month apart and the problem is gone! Amazing! Much safer than steroids, they take your own blood, centrifuge it, and use the platelets as an injection. See his article podiatrytoday.com/platel…. Your own blood has wonderful healing stuff in it but the foot's circulation is so poor, the blood doesn't get to the afflicted area.
    Michael S.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Baravarian is awesome!  I say this because he's perfectly willing to admit when he doesn't know something and when he cannot help.  Humility, like that, is a rare and highly admirable trait in any doctor (I know that sounds weird, but you can trust a doctor that tells you their limitations instead of bullshitting you and trying things at your wellbeing's expense).
    He gave me some great recommendations on peripheral nerve surgeons to get consultations with.
    He also checked out my surgical sites (from previous orthopedic surgeries last year) and let me know his opinion on them.  I wish I had known about him before!  He and his team were great and even though they couldn't help me there... They gave me a direction to go in next.
    Thank you Dr Baravarian!
    Julie D.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian and his staff were very helpful and extremely courteous.  Impressive practice
    Holly C.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Baravarian is awesome. The best care. Very upfront. Love him and his stafg.
    Sue B.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone is terrific and helpful at both the Santa Monica and Sherman Oaks offices.  Dr. Bob is especially patient with you and will answer all of your questions with easy to understand termNo surprises.  He actually listens to you!  What a refreshing experience for a doctor.'s visit.
    John F.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I had bad bunions on both feet, and could never wear normal, cute shoes without pain. My feet were always Fred Flintstone feet, and needed lots of support. In my late 20s I did marathons and had lots of foot problems. With age, my feet got worse and were more akin to bear's feet. Bad foot genetics. My grandmother had horrible bunions. As an athletic and competitive person, the bunions and lack of foot support were starting to cause other issues such as knee, hip and low back pain, and thus interfering with all my activities. Making me old before my time! Dr. Baravarian surgically corrected both bunions with a Tailor's Bunionectomy and Osteotomy, on both feet, 3 weeks apart. He also cleaned up the arthritis that was developing. The recovery was easy. Much easier than I could have ever anticipated. NOT recommended but I did do my martial arts class the day after surgery because I felt so good (and without taking the drugs prescribed except Ibuprofen for inflammation). I was careful, but that was stupid. I was swimming as soon as the incisions were clear, and started running a few months after. I could do upper body exercises with the boots on during recovery. Wished I did the surgery long ago had I known it wouldn't be such a big deal. The knee, low back and foot pain went away. Added bonus: feet are normal looking and can wear normal shoes. Several years later, feet corrected but still need support (and I was bad not regularly wearing my orthotics), I developed plantar fasciitis. Currently working w/ physical therapy team and they are fantastic as well. Dr. Baravarian and his whole team are great. All they do is concentrate of foot and ankle issues so you can trust you're in good hands. On that note, a lot of recovery and prevention is up to you, the patient. Stay healthy and continue to do physical therapy strengthening exercises and stretching. Basically, you should commit to the self-care for the rest of your life. The team can fix the structural problems, but it's up to you, the patient to keep yourself healthy and well.
    Lyn C.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Baravarian was a referral from a friend who also had bunion surgery with him. He is knowledgeable, respectful and very professional. He tells it like it is and his staff is great. I had bunion surgery almost 8 weeks ago and I am healing great. I would highly recommend him to anyone that asks. Thank you for your great work and staff!!!
    Sue B.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Bob and all the staff have been nothing short of wonderful. I highly recommend the clinic.
    Alan B.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Hi highly recommend Dr Baravarian as someone of experience, expertise, and patience.Yesterday, my daughter who is an aspiring tennis pro went to Dr Baravarian hobbling with tremendous pain and had to play a high level tennis tournament in 5 hours.
    We were expecting the worst. But after taking xray to make sure she wasn't in danger, his vast knowledge with sports athletes fixed the situation and she is on her way. He fitted her with orthotics and gave tremendous advice for her future work outs and playing tournaments.
    I can't thank him enough and the kind supporting staff that he has.
    Ron B.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian is an excellent physician that truly understands the industry better than anyone else. I have visited other podiatrists that couldn't fix my issue and Dr. Baravarian was able to help me in one session. Nobody else compares.
    Paul R.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I was traveling recently and injured my foot. Based on the recommendation of a friend (and after reading all the great reviews), I decided to give University Foot & Ankle Institute a try. Considering the circumstances, the whole ordeal was pretty painless! The wonderful staff at UFAI was able to get me in to see Dr. Baravarain quickly and efficiently, they even took my insurance! After a visit with Dr. Bob, I was pain free and on my way in no time! Thanks UFAI for taking such great care of me!
    Sarah V.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I was impressed and happy to know I could see the doctor the same day I needed! Very efficient and professional! I've already recommended UFAI to several family and friends for their future reference.
    Ani M.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian is great.  He pays attention to what you say and the medical techs are impeccable and nice.  All around a well-run office.  He solved a tricky, painful and somewhat mysterious ankle problem for me three years ago and it hasn't come back but I still go back to him for orthotics.
    Susan C.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Awesome!
    Gayle H.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Overall service was excellent. The receptionist was very pleasant. The service from the doctor and his assistant was thorough during my entire patient evaluation.
    Jeanne B.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great doctor, and great technicians and office assistants.
    Susan C.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian and the Santa Monica office and staff are helping me stride ahead!
    Edward T.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. B and his staff were so kind. I'm extremely sensitive to pain and they were all very comforting and supportive. I would not hesitate to return and refer any of my family members and friends. Thank you for you commitment to excellent patient care.
    Christina A.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Your institute is one of the best!
    Hana A.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian did a great job fixing my foot.
    Thomas P.
  • CustomerSure
    I always receive outstanding care in a efficient, timely manner with no waiting.
    Susan S.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I appreciate Dr. Bavarian's super-quick responses to my email questions!
    Marylyn T.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My experience with UFAI has been nothing but positive! Your staff is truly responsive and very customer-oriented. My surgery experience was equally positive! Wonderful nurses and staff! I have actually recommended UFAI to several of my friends!
    Barbara S.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. B and all the staff is awesome. I appreciate the level and focus of my care. I have, and will continue, to recommend Dr. Baravarian every chance I get.
    Stephen L.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    So far so good. Oh, how I hope my ankle improves!!
    Whitney G.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Have already sent six folks to you. Love you guys!
    Lorna B.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I've had two Lapidus Bunionectomy surgeries (one for each foot) by Dr Baravarian and I'm thrilled with the results. My bunions were extreme and required extreme expert measures to correct them. Dr. Baravarian is one of the best, if not THE best, foot doctors in L.A. and I feel so grateful to have found him.
    Ryan
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I saw Dr. Baravarian after being misdiagnosed by another doctor. (I am runner, but foot pain was making even short runs very difficult). He was awesome, really attentive and caring. He quickly diagnosed a bone spur in my foot and recommended orthotics. Have to say I was skeptical that the thin inserts could make much of a difference, but I was so wrong! I immediately noticed a difference and am back to running long distance with zero pain. I really can't thank him enough!
    Chris C.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    So far everything is going well. I really like Dr. Baravarian and his staff, they did a wonderful job. They are very compassionate and professional at the same time. My family and I are very happy and thankful we found you guys, and we are definitely recommending your services to everybody. Thank you again for making me feel at peace at the time of my surgery. I'm so happy with Dr. Baravarian that I will give him 5 stars in any reviews that I can.
    Jeanette D.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Thanks for taking the extra time to treat my foot during the appointment. You saved us a second trip.
    Jill V.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent service. Dr. Bob is fantastic!
    Dana M.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Doctor did a fabulous job. My foot looks amazing! But most importantly, I have a very difficult time with anesthetic and I'm allergic to many medications, the doctor listened and took every step to make sure I had the best care with the anesthesiologist.
    Dawn K.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have already recommended Dr Baravarian to my friend Lynn. Thank you so much. Great staff is everything, and you were awesome and sweet!
    Debbie T.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    This was my first operation and everything was managed really well. Dr. Baravarian is someone I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
    Diane M.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Bob and the staff in Sherman Oaks are amazing! They are kind, thorough and caring!
    Anita D.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    You are one of the best doctors, and have the best staff, that I have ever seen. If I ever have a serious foot problem, I'll feel so much better knowing about you.
    Beverly S.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you for taking such good care of me.
    Catherine C.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very happy with the knowledge of Dr  Bob Baravarian.  After three surgeries by two different doctors he was able to relieve the pain and swelling.  The office and staff were always pleasant and very helpful.  I would highly recommend this office !
    Davey F.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am in process with Dr. Baravarian now for a chronic ankle problem, and am completely delighted to be in his care.  Both he ~ and the rest of the staff ~ are professional, courteous, helpful, and clearly are very very good at what they do.
    Whitney G.
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