Our Westside office location has been treating patients for 5 months now. If you haven't been to this clinic yet you should definitely check it out. We wanted to take you on a tour of our newest location & help you to get to know the staff a bit better.
Vandna Mittal loved dancing and snowboarding. She played varsity tennis and took honors classes at her high school in Redlands, Calif. When a headache disrupted the 15-year-old’s walk to class, she dismissed it.“Who would think it was anything?” she recalled. “Just a headache – harmless.”But Vandna began feeling confused in her English class while studying Shakespeare, and she was a whiz at Shakespeare. Walking to her next class with a friend, she felt something odd happening in her body. As they arrived in the classroom, Vandna was weak and collapsed to the floor. Though she could hear others talking, she couldn’t speak. School officials called her father, and she was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Tests indicated Vandna had a stroke affecting the right side of her brain, thus impacting the left side of her body. Vandna comes from a family of physicians, so her relatives immediately understood the severity of her condition.
For many patients when the doctor recommends surgery it can be scary but knowing what to expect can help ease some anxiety. Surgery is often recommended when conservative treatment options have been exhausted & the doctor feels this is going to be the most successful option for the patient. We are very lucky to have the opportunity to do surgery in house instead of sending our patients out to another surgeon or trying to coordinate their schedule with that of another office or surgery center. We like to keep things as streamlined as possible for our patients and get them back to doing the activities they love. I decided to focus on the surgery center this week to help ease your mind if surgery is something you have been putting on the back burner or are frankly just a little intimidated with the process.
The team at Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates works hard to keep you on your feet and moving. Now, they are asking you to use those feet for a good cause and walk with them at the March of Dimes March for Babies Walk, Saturday May 13 at 2502 South Tyler Street, Tacoma.