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Keeping Up with “New” Feet

I am a 75 year old “young” athletic female whose livelihood is dog-walking and pet sitting. I love to travel and I am an avid, competitive tennis player, recreational skier, and participate in yoga four to five times weekly. Thus, the thought of recuperating from a surgery for ten weeks, on crutches was not particularly exciting to think about.

I’ve had bunions and hammertoes for as long as I can remember, but they were getting worse as the years went on. There was just never a convenient time to schedule an operation. Finally, I couldn’t wear shoes without discomfort.

Dr. Wagshul, an orthopedist who specializes in foot and ankle surgery, came highly recommended for the operations that I needed. I was anxious and afraid, as I had never had any kind of major surgery.

I bombarded him and his staff with many questions and concerns. They were always patient, considerate of my feelings, kind, caring and understanding with my issues. During the office visits, Dr. Wagshul always took the time to explain if I didn’t understand something, and showed concern and respect for me and my input. He never hurried with our time and he totally instilled my confidence in him and his practice.

The surgery went well. I had no pain afterwards, thanks to the nerve block I was administered in my thigh prior to surgery. I followed Dr. Wagshul’s instructions to a T, made all the follow-up appointments (which I was able to make at a convenient time for me as well as the most convenient location). Everything healed well and I was back to walking dogs again.

In February 2018, I had a second surgery on my other foot. All went well again. The nurses, receptionists and the whole staff were outstanding in their patience, sensitivity to my needs, their care and concern for my privacy.

Dr. Wagshul was always attentive to my needs no matter how busy his schedule and explained procedures in language I would understand. I was always totally confident in his judgements and assessments of my recovery and progress. I would wholeheartedly recommend his services to my family and friends.

I just returned from a 30 mile, five day trekking trip to Bryce, Zion and Escalante National Parks in Southern Utah. Even though I was almost ten years older than most of the others, I was able to keep up with my “new feet!” Thank you, Dr. Wagshul!

- Lynn Roberts

Highly Qualified, Excellent Surgeon

I tore my achilles tendon at 30 years old. Being a very active person, I wanted to make sure my tendon was repaired the right way the first time. I made sure my surgeon was a fellowship trained foot and ankle specialist. Dr. Wagshul met that criteria. He is an excellent surgeon that gave me the confidence to return to highly intense activities. I highly recommend Dr. Wagshul for all orthopedic surgeries.

- Brad

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