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University Foot & Ankle Institute

University Foot & Ankle Institute

2121 Wilshire Blvd Suite 101 | Santa Monica, CA 90403

Call 424-222-7144
Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
  • Diabetic Shoes
  • Foot Orthotics
  • Podiatric Deformities
  • Podiatric Disorder Treatment
  • Podiatric Orthopedics
  • Podiatric Paralytic Treatment
  • Podiatric Sports Therapy
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatrists
  • Medicaid NOT Accepted
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  • Amerigroup
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare
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Description

The University Foot and Ankle Institute is internationally-recognized and a leading organization for the treatment of foot and ankle problems. Our team of foot and ankle specialists comprehensively treats all foot and ankle problems from simple tendonitis conditions, bunions, heel pain, ankle sprains and fractures to the most complex reconstructive surgery and limb salvage of the foot and ankle. Our doctors are internationally- recognized for their outstanding leadership and expertise in foot and ankle surgery. We pride ourselves on cutting-edge technology and surgical experience provided in a friendly environment.

Your initial visit at University Foot & Ankle Institute will consist of a full and detailed clinical evaluation of your condition. A detailed description of your symptoms combined with a thorough hands-on examination by the doctor will help us identify your specific diagnosis. Our exam often includes a gait analysis and an evaluation of the entire lower extremity. We have found that by looking past the focused area of symptoms, we are able to identify additional contributing factors that need to be addressed in order to more comprehensively achieve a full recovery and return to full function. Specific diagnostic testing is often used as part of a thorough evaluation, including the potential use of x-rays, ultrasound, M.R.I, or nerve testing, all available at our Institute.

The University Foot & Ankle Institute specializes in both conservative and surgical treatments for conditions of the lower extremity. Many conditions that we see on a regular basis respond very well to conservative treatments, including lower extremity-specialized physical therapy, bracing, cast immobilization, orthotics, and injection therapy. If your condition requires surgical intervention, the surgeons at the University Foot and Ankle Institute are dedicated to providing the latest techniques to achieve a rapid recovery and an optimal long-term result. Many of the surgical procedures performed across the country for bunions, heel pain syndrome, tendon injuries, ankle instability, and nerve pain have been improved upon or developed and introduced by our team.

The doctors at the University Foot & Ankle Institute have produced a constant stream of publications and research on a wide array of topics involving the foot and ankle. In summary, the University Foot and Ankle Institute offers comprehensive, up-to-date, and specialized care of the foot and ankle. Our goal is to treat you like family, and provide a complete and expedient return to full function and activity.

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Dr. Bob Baravarian
Dr. Bob Baravarian

Dr. Bob Baravarian is a board certified podiatric foot and ankle specialist. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the Americal College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has been involved in athletics his entire life and played competitive tennis in high school and college. He performed a comprehensive three year residency at the University of Pittsburgh, Southside Hospital (formerly St. Francis Health System Residency Program) with emphasis of sports medicine, reconstructive surgery and diabetic limb salvage of the foot and ankle. He then joined U.C.L.A. for a period of four years prior to opening The Foot and Ankle Institute . He is currently a member of U.C.L.A. Medical Group, chief of podiatric surgery at Santa Monica/U.C.L.A. medical center and an assistant clinical professor at the U.C.L.A. School of Medicine. He also serves as co-director of The Foot and Ankle Institute. He is Editor In Chief of the international medical journal, Foot and Ankle Specialist. He has an interest in sports medicine, diabetic foot care, arthritis therapy and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle and is a consultant to the A.T.P. (Association of Tennis Professionals) tour, multiple running organizations and several shoe manufacturers. Dr. Baravarian is available for consultation at the Santa Monica and Sherman Oaks offices.

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Dr. Gary Briskin
Dr. Gary Briskin

Dr. Gary B. Briskin is a board certified podiatric foot and ankle specialist. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the Americal College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He performed his residency training at Flint General Hospital in Michigan. Following his training program, he moved to Southern California and established a practice in Century City Hospital. He then joined UCLA for a period of time before his current position as co-founder and co-director of The Foot and Ankle Institute . He continues to serve as a member of UCLA Medical Group, and is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has had a life long interest in hockey and running and is currently involved with multiple running, hockey and soccer organizations. He is the past chief of podiatric surgery at both Century City Hospital and Cedar Sinai Medical Center. He has an interest in general podiatric care, sports medicine arthritis prevention and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Dr. Briskin is available for consultation at the Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach offices.

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Dr. J. Braxton Little
Dr. J. Braxton Little

Dr. J. Braxton Little is a board certified podiatric foot and ankle specialist. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the Americal College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He completed a residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Beverly Hills Medical Center. Prior to joining University Foot and Ankle Institute Dr. Little practiced in West Los Angeles and most recently in Pacific Palisades. Dr. Little is currently Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. He is also on staff at Santa Monica / UCLA Medical Center Hospital and the Surgery Center of Santa Monica. Dr. Little has an interest in reconstructive foot surgery, sports medicine and diabetic foot care. He and his wife Nancy have three children. They all enjoy tennis, hiking, soccer and snow sports. Dr. Little is available for consultation in the Santa Monica office.

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