Podiatric Surgery Services in Downtown Toronto


At Instride Podiatry, we offer comprehensive podiatric surgery services for patients in Downtown Toronto and surrounding areas. When conservative care no longer alleviates painful or undesired symptoms, surgical intervention may be the best option. Our experienced podiatric surgeon, Allen Frankel, has over 40 years of providing specialized care and effective surgical solutions. 

Meet Downtown Toronto Podiatrist – Allen Frankel

Allen Frankel began his training at the University of Toronto and attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, where he received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree in 1984. He completed a Surgical Residency program at Warminster General Hospital, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, acquiring expertise in Laser and Minimal Incision Surgery (MIS). Allen also participated in the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University Sports Medicine Clinics, where he gained significant experience treating professional athletes.

Allen holds Associate Member status in the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons (ABPS) and the American College of Foot Surgeons (ACFAS). His extensive training and experience make him a leading candidate in minimal incision surgery for the correction of bunions and hammertoes, as well as various open surgical procedures.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association and completed a six-year term on the Provincial College Council, chairing the Disciplines Committee and serving as President of the College in his final year. He has played a pivotal role in advancing surgical procedures and treatment protocols in Ontario.

Conditions Treated with Podiatric Surgery

If you are experiencing any of the following conditions, you may be a candidate for podiatric surgery:
  • Toe Joint Pain / Stiffness / Arthritis
  • Tailor’s Bunion 
  • Hammertoes
  • Bunion 
  • Fibroma / Abnormal Soft Tissue Mass
  • Bone Spur Reduction
  • Corns, Callus, Hard Skin Deposits
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Morton’s Neuroma / Swollen/ Pinched Nerve

Our Surgical Treatments



Bone Surgery

Performed by Allen Frankel, our bone surgery treatments include:

Bunion Surgery 

Our bunion surgery involves making an incision on the side or top of the big toe joint, removing or realigning the bone and soft tissue to alleviate pain and restore joint alignment. 

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

This procedure corrects a bunion deformity with minimal damage to surrounding tissues using specialized tools for precise bone reshaping under local anesthetic.

Arthroplasty Surgery (Hammer Toes)
Arthroplasty treats severe hammer toes or arthritis in toe joints by partially removing the affected joint, leading to reduced discomfort and improved joint function.

For an arthritic joint, a cheilectomy removes bone spurs and damaged cartilage to alleviate pain and enhance joint function.

Soft Tissue Surgical Treatments

Ganglion Cyst Removal
Ganglion cyst removal involves excising the cyst and its capsule to prevent recurrence, alleviating pain and mobility restrictions caused by the cyst.

Insurance and Payment Information

Most workplace extended health insurance plans partially cover podiatry surgical services. However, it is always recommended for prospective patients to check their plan details to fully understand their coverage. Please note, podiatric surgery is not covered under OHIP and is privately paid for.

Book an appointment
To book an appointment with Allen, our Podiatric Surgeon, please  call us at 416.804.5199. r

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