Podiatric surgeons in Australia are registered specialists.
Podiatric surgeons in Australia are highly trained specialist podiatrists who have undergone postgraduate training in podiatric medicine and surgery and have successfully completed the requirements for admission to the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons (ACPS).
Podiatric surgeons are commonwealth accredited and registered with the various state health departments. Damien Lafferty is registered with the NSW Health, Podiatrists Registration Board.
Most podiatric surgeons have undertaken at least 10 years training before being qualified for membership as a Fellow with the ACPS.
Podiatric surgery is classified under the National Health Act (NHA) as:
“The surgical treatment of conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related lower extremity structures by accredited and qualified podiatrists”
Advanced modern foot surgery is in many respects due to the constant research carried out by podiatric surgeons throughout the world.
For more information please see: Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons