We found 4 foot and ankle surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Coral Gables, FL.

Dr. Sophia Esther Deben, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7000 Sw 62nd Avenue; Suite 600
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Sophia Deben practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Aventura, FL, North Miami, FL, and South Miami, FL. Her areas of expertise include foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Deben takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. In addition to English, Dr. Deben speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

Dr. Alejandro Ernesto Pino, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Pino practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in knee problems, osteoporosis, and arthritis. Dr. Pino is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Pino's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Dr. Venus Rebecca Rivera, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3150 Sw 38 Avenue; Suite 800
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Venus Rivera specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rivera include arthritis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Rivera studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Rivera trained at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rivera is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Leg Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems

Dr. Thomas Philip San Giovanni, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Sangiovanni works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Sangiovanni (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Sangiovanni completed his residency training at Children's National Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sangiovanni accepts.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

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What is Foot & Ankle Surgery?

Foot and ankle surgery is the specialty offering medical and surgical care for the foot and ankle. The feet and ankles are some of the most frequently injured parts of the body, but foot and ankle surgeons also treat damage due to illness, major trauma, or structural disorders.

Foot and ankle surgeons begin their career by either studying podiatry or orthopedics. Podiatrists study and care for the feet and ankles, while orthopedists study how bones, muscles, and tendons work and help us move. After their initial training, foot and ankle surgeons go on to do a surgical residency for three years, studying specifically how to care for feet and ankles with surgery.

A foot and ankle surgeon may treat conditions including:
  • Sports injuries
  • Trauma, such as due to a car accident
  • Surgical management of joints damaged by arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Hammer toes
  • Flat feet
  • Polydactyly (extra toes)
  • Tumors of the foot

The care offered by foot and ankle surgeons does not always involve surgery. Depending on the diagnosis, they may recommend non-invasive medical treatments such as rest, ice / heat, casting, bracing, or physical therapy.