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We found 4 foot and ankle surgeons who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier 1418V near South Miami, 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's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She practices in Aventura, FL, North Miami, FL, and South Miami, FL. Her areas of expertise include foot problems and ankle problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Deben takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Deben attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Deben speaks Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Pino's clinical interests include knee problems, osteoporosis, and arthritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pino's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

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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 sees patients in Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Children's National Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Sangiovanni attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Sangiovanni (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

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

Dr. Venus Rivera sees patients in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. Her medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rivera include arthritis. Dr. Rivera is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before completing her residency at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rivera attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Rivera's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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