Foot Surgery

Podiatric services from our experienced Seattle podiatrist, Dr. John Hoy encompass everything you need in qualified, compassionate medical care.  Dr. Hoy has been in practice since 2000, and performs a range of foot surgeries, from office surgeries to hospital surgeries.  He works with each patient to find the most effective treatment plan for the individual condition. The best outcome is our first priority.  A robust array of non-surgical options, such as extracorporeal shockwave therapyorthotics and physical therapy, are used as first-line treatment to resolve your foot or ankle condition.

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.  In addition to certification in non-surgical podiatry, Dr. Hoy is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery (ABFAS).

The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, the only certifying board for foot and ankle surgeons, requires completion of an approved surgical residency, and utilizes a demanding, comprehensive certification process encompasses passing written examinations, submitting simple and complex surgical cases and completing simulations of cases.  This ensures diplomates perform a diverse and extensive range of foot and ankle surgeries and that they have demonstrated the highest level of proficiency to earn board certification.  To demonstrate continued proficiency, foot and ankle surgeons must be re-certified every 10 years. Dr. Hoy is also a fellow of the corresponding American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the recognized surgical specialists of podiatry.

“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

Surgery is only recommended and performed when it’s the best solution.  Dr. Hoy cares that you have a good surgical result, and will only offer surgical options that would have a good chance of success. We will refer to other centers of excellence in the local area to extend the breadth of surgical options for procedures outside the doctor’s training and experience, such as reconstructive rearfoot or ankle surgery.

Dr. Hoy performs in-office surgeries, such as for:

A new patient visit is required to identify the condition and discuss all treatment options. If office surgery is indicated, informed consent is obtained along with a discussion of postoperative instructions. Elective procedures requiring anesthesia will be performed on the next visit.

“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

Dr. Hoy is on staff at Swedish Medical Center, Ballard campus, one of the finest hospitals in the Seattle metropolitan area, where he performs surgery and treats patients in the inpatient hospital setting.

Full knowledge of your condition and options allows you to make an informed treatment decision.  A new patient visit to identify the condition and discuss all treatment options.  We will discuss 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.  If hospital surgery is indicated, an overview of the surgery is discussed and x-rays taken if necessary.  A formal surgery consult with signing of consent forms will be performed on the next visit.  Dr. Hoy will then work with your primary care physician to make sure you are healthy enough for surgery.  He will also prepare you for surgery perioperatively, guiding you through all your questions throughout the healing process to ensure the best outcome possible, to increase mobility and activities.

Understanding Your Foot or Ankle Surgery

Some of the most common in-hospital reconstructive surgeries Dr. Hoy performs are for the following conditions:

Some of the common surgeries Dr. Hoy performs includes:

“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.