Deformities, infections, injuries and arthritis of the foot and ankle can severely and unnecessarily limit a patient’s quality of life.
Sometimes foot and ankle conditions do not resolve with non-surgical care, may benefit from early surgical intervention, or require urgent surgery, such as in the case of infections and injuries. When surgery is needed, you need an experienced, trained, board certified surgeon.
Dr. Hoy is Board Certified in Foot Surgery, has been in practice since 2000, and performs the whole range of foot surgeries, from the simplest of office surgeries to some of the most advanced reconstructive foot surgeries.
“Dr. Hoy is extremely conscientious and provides many treatment options. My surgery ended up with increased range of motion and less pain in my foot.” -Debra
“Please accept this late review of the surgery you performed on my feet. After several weeks of “testing” the results of your surgery, I am most delighted with the recovery I have made. Both feet have recovered and I am using them as if I never had any problems. Should I be asked for a recommendation I will enthusiastically recommend you, Dr. Hoy. I close this message with a warm greeting about your staff. They complement the professional work you perform by making me, as a patient, welcome and important. I close this note by saying Thank You Doctor for your superb medical support.” -Pi M.
“Very informative first visit. Dr. Hoy is a pleasant person. My first visit was an hour long and he was very patient with me and answered all my questions. He explained the choices for my feet, and what surgery would cure, and ultimately what was best in my case. I tried the shoes he suggested, but I have decided the best thing for me is to go ahead with the surgeries.” -R. T.
Dr. Hoy performs in-office surgeries, such as for:
- Ingrown toenails
- Soft tissue masses, superficial
He is also on staff at Swedish Medical Center, one of the finest hospitals in the Seattle metropolitan area, where he also treats patients in the inpatient hospital setting. He primarily uses the Ballard campus. Some of the common surgeries Dr. Hoy performs includes:
- Joint repair and fusions of foot joints to address arthritis
- Osteotomies, to improve alignment and prevent worsening deformities or arthritis
- Bone spur removal
- Bunion surgery
- Hammertoe surgery
- Tendon surgery, including for tendon ruptures
- Metatarsal surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
- Neuroma excision surgery
- Pediatric surgery
- Trauma surgery, including foot fracture repair and dislocation repair
- Soft tissue mass excision
- Management of infection
Some of the most common in-hospital reconstructive surgeries Dr. Hoy performs are for the following conditions:
- Arthritis, such as hallux rigidus or limitus
- Tendon repair
- Plantar fasciitis
- Bone spurs
- Bone infections
- Foot fractures
- Soft tissue masses, deep
Dr. Hoy will go over all treatment options with you and will stress non-surgical options first. It is crucial that we have clear discussions about goals and expectations, especially with severe deformities or end stage disease. If surgery is needed, Dr. Hoy will explain fully what is involved, risks and benefits as well as recovery. He will work with your primary care physician to make sure you are healthy enough for surgery. Dr. Hoy will prepare and guide you through all your questions throughout the healing process to ensure the best outcome possible, to increase mobility and activities.
“I have had 2 separate foot surgeries through Dr Hoy, and both times I felt very comfortable with the procedures Dr Hoy recommended. He is knowledgeable in is field, and takes time to listens to his patient’s concerns. I would highly recommend him for your foot needs!” -Mary T.
“Great service, reliable and friendly.” -Laura W.