Dr. Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS Patient Testimonials

Patient Reviews of Dr. Baravarian DPM, FACFAS

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2106 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yelp
    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.
  • Facebook
    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.
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