Total Ankle Replacement

Total Ankle Replacement

Watch a live webcast of a total ankle replacement surgery on September 18 at 4 p.m. EDT from Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables, Florida.  Orthopedic surgeon Thomas San Giovanni, M.D., will perform the procedure.  Total ankle replacement, also known as ankle arthroplasty, has become more common over the years.  Improvements in the anatomical design of prosthetic devices are helping patients who suffer with painful ankle arthritis.  Design changes have allowed for improved longevity and better movement, and is an excellent treatment option for patients who need surgery .  Doctors Hospital is home to the Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, and is recognized as a leader in total joint replacement.

Doctors Hospital, located in the heart of historic Coral Gables, is a 281-bed acute care facility that has provided high-quality medical care since 1949. Doctors Hospital is recognized for its services in orthopedics, neurosurgery, sports medicine, general surgery, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and women's health. Its nationally recognized sports medicine program serves the Florida Panthers, and the Miami Heat, as well as collegiate teams from Florida International University.  Doctors Hospital developed the first Gamma Knife program in the state of Florida. Since 1993, it has been a leader in neurological patient care serving patients from the United States and abroad.



Thomas San Giovanni

Thomas San Giovanni, MD