Minimal Pain Foot Surgery - DOC

Minimal Pain Foot Surgery

San Francisco Foot Surgeon


San Francisco Foot Surgeon 

Dr. Segler attended a Podiatric Medicine and Surgery-36 month residency program — the most extensive residency training possible for surgical podiatrists. He is an Assoicate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.  He has been active in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and has served as a peer-reviewer for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery as well as the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association



Foot Surgery Areas of Expertise 

Dr. Segler enjoys unusual difficult to treat cases.  He has sub-specialized within the area of foot and ankle surgery.  He does not treat all foot problems surgically.  He chooses to limit his time to caring for athletes and those with complex deformities affecting the forefoot and ankle. His particular areas of expertise are:

  Achilles tendon surgery

  Ankle stabilization surgery

  Bunion removal surgery

  Flatfoot surgery 

  Surgical correction of painful arthritis big toe joints 

  Surgical correction of misdiagnosed foot fractures

  Lateral process fracture surgery

  Lisfranc’s fracture surgery

  Minimally invasive flatfoot correction surgery 

  Peroneal tendon surgery 

  Plastic surgery procedures to close non-healing wounds 

  Surgical repair of misdiagnosed ankle fractures 

  Surgical correction of painful arthritis big toe joints

  Surgical correction of misdiagnosed foot fractures

  Tendon lengthening surgery 

  Torn (ruptures) tendon repair surgery 


Complex Surgical Revisions

Due to the demand for his surgical expertise, Dr. Segler is only able to accept complex surgical reconstruction cases on a limited basis. If you have already had surgery on your foot or ankle by another doctor and would like to seen for an evaluation, you must complete our Foot and Ankle Surgical Second Opinion Evaluation Application. Dr. Segler will review the information you provide and will make a determination about whether or not he can help you and will accept your case.  Once this has been completed and returned, our staff will contact you and inform you of the outcome of your application. You will typically receive a response within 1 business day.


For more information on getting a second opinion for foot surgery or for information on remote surgical consultations and second opinion evaluations for patients outside of the San Francisco Bay Area (or outside of the United States) please click here.


Dr. Segler is a San Francisco based foot and ankle surgeon and a true foot surgery expert.  He was awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent office for creating the “Tarsal Joint Distractor” which is the best surgical instrument used to expose the cartilage in the joint of the foot during surgery.  He has published research teaching other foot surgeons about his methods to decrease pain after foot surgery.  He has also presented original research related to foot and ankle surgery at prestigous medical conferences in the United States, Canada and New Zealand.  In addition, Dr. Segler has won multiple awards from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association for his medical research related to foot and ankle surgery. If you have foot or ankle pain that may need surgery, you can feel confident in the quality of care you will receive from San Francisco’s foot surgery expert.  If you have a question about foot surgery, you can reach him directly at(415) 308-0833.