A personal approach to surgical care and patient 
well-being. Treating patients in Adelaide and Darwin.

My Foot Surgeon offers the very best in Podiatric surgical care and treatment available to you for Arthritis of the big toe, Ball of foot pain, Bunions, Hammer toes, Ingrowing toenails, and Neuromas. Andrew van Essen is an accomplished, experienced, and dedicated podiatrist with specialist registration as a Podiatric surgeon.

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Conditions we treat

  • Arthritis of the Big Toe

    Anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone injections, footwear, and orthoses can all be used to treat this condition but if surgery is required my preference is not to fuse a joint and have you back on your feet in 4 weeks. Visit our Adelaide or Darwin practice today.

  • Ball of Foot Pain

    Non-surgical treatment options are the mainstay of care. Offloading pressure from the foot and cortisone injections can provide relief in the interim prior to surgery if required. We encourage you to get in contact with our Adelaide team if you are experiencing pain.

  • Bunions

    Bunions progressively get worse over time. Recovery from surgery takes 6 weeks with a high success rate in relieving pain and improving the appearance of the foot. Research shows patients who have bunion surgery earlier have better outcomes.

  • Hammer Toe

    In some cases, it is easier to modify shoes to fit your foot rather than modify your toes to fit your shoes! 'Keyhole' surgery has simplified and improved outcomes in realigning toes and relieving pain.

  • Ingrowing + Damaged Toenails

    Don’t put up with the pain or attempt to cut it out yourself. Our techniques are highly successful, less painful, low reoccurrence, and better cosmetic outcomes.

  • Neuroma

    Neuroma pain can be debilitating but simple measures such as in-shoe pads and cortisone injections can make a big difference in your comfort. Neuroma surgery, when necessary, is simple with a quick recovery.