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Experience the University Foot and Ankle Institute Difference

UFAI's co-directors discuss what makes their care and outcomes different than other treatment centers.

How's University Foot and Ankle Institute different than other podiatrists and orthopedic specialists?

 

Our friendly professionals never take a “cookie-cutter approach” to treatment — we carefully craft individual treatment plans that embrace each patients specific lifestyle. We are nationally recognized as one most technologically advanced providers of foot and ankle care and our success rate is among the very highest in the nation.

 

Our medical team is driven to get their patients back to their normal activities with the highest level of function, in the least amount of time, using the least invasive treatments possible.

Doctor did a fabulous job. My foot looks amazing! But most importantly, I have a very difficult time with anesthetic and I'm allergic to many medications, the doctor listened and took every step to make sure I had the best care with the anesthesiologist. Dawn K.

University Foot & Ankle Institute, always forward thinking

 

When we opened the doors to our practice in 2003, our goal was to provide true leading edge care, from start to finish. Many of the forward-looking measures we installed 10 years ago, such as electronic medical records and low radiation digital x-rays, are only now becoming the norm. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and the latest diagnostic techniques, many of which we helped develop,  we also teach other doctors in our field how to use them

 

We have been a leader in the field of regenerative medicine for over 10 years. There is no foot and ankle practice that has more experience or success in the development and  use of human regenerative medicine. From platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell therapy to cartilage replacement, we are the leaders in the field.

 

 

Patients gain from our experience

 

While other practices advertise “the latest and greatest,” we’ve been researching and performing these techniques for years. As a result, we have superior experience in evaluating what procedures will give you the outcome that matches your individual lifestyle.

 

Our physicians are sought after to participate in leading-edge research throughout North America and Europe. This experience, combined with UFAI’s personalized approach to care, will help you select your best medical option.

 

We take great pride in furthering the quality of foot and ankle care for everyone. Our doctors have trained more Southern California podiatrists on the latest procedures and modalities than anyone else.

 

Being at the leading edge of foot and ankle treatment, we are continually participating in studies designed to improve patient procedures, techniques, and products. As a recognized leader, our group has lectured in almost every state in the country, as well as around the world. We’ve written the book, literally, on foot and ankle surgery, as well as authoring over 300 journal publications. Other doctors visit our offices to learn from our physicians. We also provide free lectures to the public through UCLA Health System.

 

 

Timely, efficient and patient care

 

When you call us, our friendly staff picks up on the first or second ring, and in most cases you will not have to wait more than a day or two for an appointment.  For the convenience of our patients, we have our own digital x-ray, MRI, and ultrasound equipment at many of our locations. We even have our own top-rated physical therapy practice.

 

As our patient, your well-being is always foremost in our mind. For example, with MRIs of the foot and ankle, insurance companies reimburse us a flat rate based on four views or “images.” But because we have our own equipment, we can afford to take six to ten images (which is what we consider a full study) so you receive more images than your insurance pays for, and we get better diagnostic information to improve your outcome.

 

Our nine locations are affiliated with the most modern surgical centers in Southern California. It is vital that you have the right equipment and support staff in conjunction with the best medical skill. Health care is a team effort and having a direct partnership with a surgery center puts us in a position to ensure you get the best care, period.

 

Please call 877-989-9110, or click here to request a consultation online so that we can discuss your situation.

  • I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful surgery that you have done on my foot. You are an amazing surgeon and anyone would be lucky to be your patient. Much love and thanks,
    Mahkameh
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    I live in Seattle, WA  and go visit my mom in LA several times a year.  I had a foot injury last year and someone recommended Dr. Baravarian.  I went for a visit  several times. I am really pleased with what he did fo...
    Flora C.
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    My experience with the team was wonderful. Thank you very much!
    Shirley F.
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    I love the professionalism of the doctor's office and his therapy office. They are very caring and they go over and above to get you better!
    Jacqueline F.
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    Great appointment. Great communication. Explained my particular situation very well, blending medical terms and everyday terms. Staff was very friendly and answered all my questions.
    Anonymous
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    Doctor Franson and the whole staff have been awesome every step of the way! I recommend them to all my family, friends and co-workers every chance I get! Thanks Dr. Franson and UFAI staff!!!!
    Robert B.
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    Dr. Campbell is a phenomenal podiatrist and surgeon!
    Amanda S.
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    I recently saw Dr. Baravarian for an issue I was having with my tibia.  I was referred to him by my primary physician.  I am SO happy that I met him.  After a few office visits with him, and a very successful surgery,...
    Yesenia B.
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    I have already recommended Dr Baravarian to my friend Lynn. Thank you so much. Great staff is everything, and you were awesome and sweet!
    Debbie T.
  • Yelp
    Went to another podiatrist for months before seeing Dr. Bob Baravarian.  The Foot & Ankle Institute is run like a well oiled machine.  I got an appointment quickly, he identified my issue in 2 minutes, treated me, and...
    Sean W.
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