Surgery on the foot, ankle, or lower leg are performed by our team of podiatric surgeons. Many foot and ankle surgeries can be performed in our office. More serious surgeries are performed at Vidant Health’s surgical center or on the campus of a Vidant Health hospital. Most foot surgeries require a period of immobilization after the procedures with protective devices, such as a bandages, splints, surgical shoes, casts, or open sandals. Limited weight bearing, elevating and icing the foot, and keeping the area dry are commonly required for the first two weeks following surgery. We will likely encourage post-operative exercise of the foot and legs to speed recovery. In addition, many patients need physical therapy in order to aid in the recovery process.