Foot Surgery

The sheer complexity of the human foot makes it a frequent cause of pain and injury for many people.  Deformities, infections, injuries and arthritis of the foot and ankle can severely and unnecessarily limit a patient’s quality of life.

Our experienced Seattle podiatrist, Dr. John Hoy, works with each patient to find the most effective treatment plan for the individual condition. The best outcome is our first priority, so the most conservative approach is usually emphasized to resolve your symptoms of foot pain or ankle pain.

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. Surgery is only recommended when it’s the best solution.  When surgery is needed, you need an experienced, trained, board certified surgeon to guide and reassure success.

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.

Podiatric services from Dr. Hoy encompass everything you need in qualified, compassionate medical care. In addition to certification in non-surgical podiatry, he is board certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). He is also a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the recognized surgical specialists of podiatry.

Patients needing surgery should look for a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon like Dr. Hoy, who has successfully completed the intensive certification process. The ABFAS requires foot and ankle surgeons to have four years of post-doctoral clinical experience, fulfill an approved residency, do a wide range of foot/ankle surgical procedures, and complete an extensive certification process.

“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

We understand your concerns, and we treat patients the same way we would want to be treated. Dr. Hoy will discuss every aspect of your treatment plan with you, including non-surgical procedures. For those conditions that require surgery, your foot and ankle surgeon focuses on mending, not simply cutting.

Full knowledge of your condition and options allows you to make an informed treatment decision.  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.  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.

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

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Infections
  • Biopsies
  • Warts
  • Soft tissue masses, superficial
  • Tenotomies

He is also on staff at Swedish Medical Center, Ballard campus, one of the finest hospitals in the Seattle metropolitan area, where he also treats patients in the inpatient hospital setting.  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:

“ 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.