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Kansas City’s Only On-Site Foot Surgery Center

on-site foot surgery center

Did you know that the bones in your feet account for 25% of the bones in your entire body!? It’s true! The human body contains 206 bones and your feet contain 52 (26 each). That’s 25.24% of your total bone count. And don’t forget about joints (places where two or more bones meet). Each foot has 33 joints, over 100 muscles, and over 100 ligaments. The human foot has more nerve endings per square centimeter than any other part of the body. Feet are biological engineering marvels. But as amazing as they are, they’re not impervious to overuse, injury, or even unlucky genetics (we’re looking at you, bunions).

A Surgery Suite Just for Feet

At Kansas City Foot Specialists, we know feet inside and out. Drs. Laha and Hall have years of experience diagnosing and fixing foot and ankle problems. They always start with conservative treatments, keeping surgery as a last resort. But even so, they found themselves performing surgery quite often. So in 2007, The Surgery Center of Blue Valley was created by Dr. Laha to provide a state-of-the-art foot surgery facility for our patients. Our Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is fully licensed and regulated by the state of Kansas, and our boutique center concentrates on foot and ankle surgery only. Having our own podiatry surgery center allows us to provide the best equipment and a dedicated staff to treat simple to complicated foot problems that require surgery. From bunions to broken ankles, hammertoes to heel pain, your feet are in good hands.

Relax and Put Your Feet Up

Unlike hospital surgery centers that specialize in high-volume treatments and procedures, our boutique foot surgery center is smaller, more intimate, more relaxed, and less crowded. We offer the same high-tech equipment and capabilities, but the Blue Valley Surgery Center is more convenient and allows our patients shorter stays and an environment with less risk for infection. Our doctors work here weekly so they are very familiar with the equipment, the surroundings, and the team. Expect exceptional care, unmatched efficiency, and personalized attention! Your entire experience will be more relaxed and will put you at ease.

When to See a Podiatrist

If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, see a podiatrist right away. Walking on a damaged foot can cause further damage and make your recovery take longer. See a podiatrist if you have foot pain that lasts more than a few days, worsens with time, or interferes with everyday activities. You should also see a podiatrist if you experience any of these symptoms:
Trouble walking or bearing weight on the affected foot

  • Swelling or inflammation that doesn’t improve with rest and elevation
  • Numbness or tingling in your feet
  • Sudden or severe foot pain, especially after an injury
  • Joint pain

Benefits of Foot Surgery

One of the main advantages of foot and ankle surgery is long-lasting pain relief. Making sure the many parts of your feet are functioning properly will ensure full function and better mobility in the future. When your feet are at their best, it will allow for a wider choice of comfortable footwear (usually more important to those who wear heels). Many times, foot surgery will not only improve the function of the foot, but the aesthetics as well. For instance, bunion surgery will not only alleviate pain, but make the foot appear more attractive as well. Whatever the reason, make sure you are taking good care of your feet and giving them the medical attention they require. Your feet get you where you need to go… so make sure you can keep putting your best foot forward.

At Kansas City Foot Specialists, we can help diagnose and treat a wide array of foot and ankle problems. Drs. Laha and Hall have years of experience and can properly diagnose and treat everything from neuromas to neuropathy. And don’t forget, our on-site surgery center is state-of-the-art. Call 913-338-4440 to schedule an appointment or book online.