Should I have an Orthopedic Surgeon Perform my Foot and Ankle Surgery?
 
Do I need an orthopedic surgeon for my foot and ankle surgery?

Many patients prefer to have an orthopedic surgeon do their surgery. All orthopedic surgeons must have four years of medical school and five years of orthopedic training, after which they must be certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

In addition, orthopedic surgeons with sufficiently advanced surgery experience and who have published research about foot and ankle topics may join the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, of which Dr. DeGroot is a member.

Choosing a surgeon is a personal choice, but knowing your surgeon has the most extensive training and experience available can give you the confidence and peace of mind you need.

Dr. DeGroot can also evaluate your knee, hip, and shoulder complaints, and see if they are caused by foot problems.
Should my orthopedic surgeon be board certified ?

Definitely. Dr. DeGroot is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. The ABOS also requires that each orthopedic surgeon be re-examined and re-certified every ten years. Your can be assured Dr. DeGroot has the up-to-date knowledge and techniques he will need to treat your foot and ankle problems.
Who will perform my surgery?

Dr. DeGroot performs all of his surgeries. Our hospital is a training site for the Harvard and the Tufts residents and medical students, as well as for Cambridge Health Alliance podiatric surgical residents. These residents observe and assist Dr. DeGroot in surgery.
What kind of anaesthesia will I need and who will be giving it to me?

We are have a superb staff of board certified anaesthesiologists, who handle every case in our operating rooms. Our surgery center handles more than 12,000 safe surgeries every year. You can rest easy!
Will I receive high quality care in Dr DeGroot's surgery center and at Newton Wellesley hospital?
Our hospital and surgery center has been chosen as one of the Top 100 facilities in the country. The findings were based on our low rates of patient complications and mortality, as well as our high marks for patient safety.