Do I need to get my foot surgery done in a hospital?


Our office continues to be open to all new and existing patients. We use hospital-grade sanitizers and are taking measures to ensure patients maintain social distancing by not having anyone wait in our reception room with others. If you prefer to wait in your car, just give us a call and we will call or text you when we are ready to bring you straight into a treatment room. Our entire staff is wearing masks and we encourage you to do the same.

For those patients who cannot or still wish not to visit the office, we are offering private video telemedicine visits. Simply call the office at 713-785-7881 and ask for an e-visit and we will be happy to get you set up for an immediate appointment. You can also request an appointment through our website.

Most elective surgery that we do in our Houston foot and ankle practice is not done in a hospital setting. I've found it much more efficient and comfortable for my patients to do their surgery in an outpatient surgical center in the Houston area. All they do is outpatient surgery so we know our case won't get "bumped" by an emergency which can happen in hospitals.

Outpatient surgery centers are held to the same levels of sterility as hospitals are, but are typically run more efficiently. They also usually have the most updated Equipment available. You'll be comfortable with their friendly staff throughout your experience at the center. We also do minor surgeries, such as ingrown toenail procedures and skin biopsies, in the office.
Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.