Who performs foot surgery
Generally the standards of medical care will be the same from specialty to specialty, however there may be distinct differences within each sub-specialty. In addition, training and procedures will vary between the sub specialties. It is important to establish that a particular provider is trained and qualified to perform the particular surgery that may be at issue. Board Qualification and Board Certification does not guarantee that a provider is qualified or trained to perform a particular surgery.
Tip: Make sure that you request the privileges granted to the provider by a particular hospital or surgical center in order to confirm that the facility has granted privileges to the doctor to perform surgery. Absence of privileges may help confirm that the provider received inadequate training or perhaps no training in the procedure(s) at issue.