Associate Professor Dr Reza Naraghi is a specialist podiatric surgeon (foot surgeon) with over 15 years’ experience. Podiatric Surgery is devoted to the study, diagnosis and medical or surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremities. Reza’s experience and studies allow him to have a greater depth of knowledge and understanding when dealing with structural issues of the feet and common podiatry complaints that require a surgical opinion.
Prior to becoming a podiatric surgeon, Reza practiced as a podiatrist and has completed many non-surgery courses such as orthotics, mobilization, dry needling etc. This enables him to consult with you about non-surgical approaches prior to any foot surgery. Reza has worked at Foot Focus podiatry since 2007 and is a real asset to our team. We work together as a team and pride ourselves on being able to offer the full spectrum of podiatry from all conservative to surgery treatment options.
Foot surgery has markedly improved over recent years. Modern techniques are utilized enabling pain to be completely controlled in most cases with positive long-term results.
A referral is not required to obtain a surgical opinion and consult appointments are currently available at:
Surgery at Foot Focus Podiatry for:
Where conservative treatment has failed for ingrown toenails and wart treatment then foot surgery can be performed in the rooms at Foot Focus in Wilson. Surgery for ingrown toenails and warts can be performed on your initial appointment if pre-arranged.
B) Other podiatry surgical consultations
- Claw toe
- Stiff big toe – Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus
- Morton’s neuroma (nerve) – interdigital neuritis/fibrosis
Surgery will be organised at various hospitals depending on your proximity and your case needs. Reza is a registered specialist podiatric surgeon (foot surgeon) with surgical privileges at UWA Podiatric Surgery Clinic, Westminster Day Surgery Centre and McCourt Street Day Surgery.
Most surgeries are performed on a day-case basis under local or general anaesthesia. This means you are able to go home the same day as your surgery. Use of local anaesthesia has a lower risk than general anaesthesia. The decision of local or general anaesthesia depends on the required procedure and your health. This will be discussed during your pre-operative consultation.
Private health insurance rebates for costs associated with Podiatric surgery are available. The exact amount will vary based on your level of cover and health fund. We will provide you with an estimate of the surgery costs in advance. Please contact your insurance provider for exact coverage.
Dr Reza Naraghi graduated as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine with Honours from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, USA, in 2000. He was on the Pi Delta National Podiatry Honor Society in 2000, on the Dean’s List, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, 1996-2000, and received the New York College of Podiatric Medicine Academic Scholarship Award 1996-2000.
He joined the Podiatric Medicine Unit as an Associate Professor within the School of Surgery at The University of Western Australia in early 2007, and is currently undertaking PhD studies with The University of Western Australia in “The aetiology of Morton’s neuroma”. His other academic interests include rear foot reconstructive surgery, advanced biomechanics, and surgical versus conservative therapy in acute Charcot arthropathy.