We found 4 foot and ankle surgeons who accept BlueOptions All Copay 1424 near South Miami, FL.

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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 is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Deben's areas of expertise include bunion surgery, foot ulcers, and hammer toe. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System, a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Deben attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Deben is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Fusion, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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 specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Pino's clinical interests: knee problems, leg problems, and osteoporosis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pino is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Venus Rebecca Rivera, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7800 Sw 87th Avenue; A110
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Venus Rivera specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: leg problems and arthritis. Dr. Rivera accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Leg 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 is a Coral Gables, FL physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Sangiovanni performed his residency at Children's National Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sangiovanni (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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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.
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