Foot Surgery Specialist

Christina M Schilero, DPM, AACFAS -  - Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Christina M Schilero, DPM, AACFAS

Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in West Palm Beach, FL & Boca Raton, FL

Christina Schilero, DPM, AACFAS, is board-qualified in foot surgery and rearfoot and ankle surgery, and she’s fellowship-trained in orthopedic limb deformity correction. Dr. Schilero applies her advanced expertise in foot surgery at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. If you’re looking for a highly trained foot surgeon who’s dedicated to using innovative techniques, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Foot Surgery Q & A

What are the different types of foot surgery?

Dr. Schilero performs various foot surgery procedures, including:

Reconstructive foot surgery

Reconstructive surgery involves complex repair of damaged, diseased, or deformed foot structures. There are many types of foot reconstruction surgeries, including:

  • Repair of sports injuries like tendon or ligament tears 
  • Fracture repair
  • Bone fusion or grafting
  • Heel or bone spur removal
  • Joint replacement
  • Plantar fasciitis treatment
  • Treatment of severe diabetic foot ulcers

Dr. Schilero may also perform reconstructive surgery to correct common foot deformities, such as a bunion, hammer toe, or flat feet.

Nail surgery

A nail that sustains damage from an injury or infection, such as nail fungus or an ingrown toenail, may need surgical treatment. Depending on your needs, Dr. Schilero can remove all or part of the damaged nail.

Skin surgery

Several conditions may need skin surgery, including moles, warts, and tumors of the foot. These conditions may require surgical removal to relieve pain and improve function, or Dr. Schilero may take a biopsy for testing. 

Why would I need foot surgery?

Surgery is never the first line of treatment, but it can dramatically improve your mobility and quality of life. Dr. Schilero always tries a conservative approach before she considers any type of foot surgery. However, if you have a severe injury like a torn tendon or ligament, surgery may be the only option. 

In other cases, Dr. Schilero may recommend surgery as a final resort after other treatments fail to resolve your pain and symptoms.

What should I expect from foot surgery?

First, Dr. Schilero carefully reviews your symptoms and medical history and examines your feet. She may take X-rays to evaluate the severity of your condition before coming up with a treatment plan.

If you’re a candidate for foot surgery, Dr. Schilero explains your condition as well as the details of surgical treatment. She makes sure you feel informed and confident in your decision to undergo foot surgery. 

Depending on the complexity of your procedure, surgery may be performed at the hospital while you’re under anesthesia or in the office while you're awake with a local numbing agent. Afterward, Dr. Schilero may recommend physical therapy to help you recover.

If you think you may need foot surgery, call Christina Schilero, DPM, AACFAS, or book an appointment online today for advanced care.