To make an appointment with Dr Won, please call 07 5598 0757. You will be asked a number of questions to help assist us in allocating the most suitable appointment time for you.
Please note that there may be a considerable waiting time to see Dr Won, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We do offer a "cancellation list" if you are available at short notice. If you feel that your matter is urgent and you need an earlier appointment, please ask your GP to fax us a referral letter detailing clinical reasons for the urgency, and we will seek approval to expedite your appointment on a case by case basis.
Patients with heel pain may benefit from seeing a podiatrist or a physiotherapist prior to seeing Dr Won. In many cases, the combination of rest, time, and using shoe orthotics allows the pain to completely resolve and a specialist review may not be necessary.
If you wish to cancel your appointment, please call us as soon as possible so that we can offer your appointment time to another patient.
Yes, Dr Won provides consultations to public patients in his rooms at standard rates. He currently has an appointment at The Tweed Hospital, where he performs operations and attends the Fracture Clinic.
Yes we do. Please contact our reception staff if you would like to be added to this list.
If you feel that your matter is urgent and you need an earlier appointment, please ask your GP to fax us a detailed referral letter stating reasons for the urgency and any supporting documents, and we will seek approval to expedite your appointment on a case by case basis. Please note that this is not always possible, as allocation is subject to clinical urgency criteria being met, and only a limited number of urgent appointments are available each week.
In Australia, podiatrists are allied health professionals who assist in assessment and management of foot problems. In general they can perform minor procedures involving skin and nail conditions, and some experienced podiatrists who deal with diabetic foot conditions may also perform bony debridement under pressure areas. A podiatrist may give advice on foot and ankle exercises, cushions, paddings and orthotics, both off-the-shelf and custom fit, and advice on shoewear.
On the other hand, a foot & ankle-trained orthopaedic surgeon can assess and manage complex foot problems, diagnose causes of deformities, and prescribe medical treatment. The surgeon can operate on bones, tendons, ligaments, soft tissues, and can change the structure of the foot. A surgeon who is recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons is a fully qualified medical practitioner (ie. medical doctor) who has undertaken further training in surgery and achieved the specialist standards accepted by the Australian medical and general community. They have the capacity to admit patients to a hospital for inpatient treatment as well as manage any potential complications before, during and after surgery.
When deciding to have an operation on your foot, it is important to verify that the person performing your surgery is appropriately trained, recognised and accredited to perform the procedure.
It is important to note that podiatrists in the USA have very different training to those in Australia, therefore information available on the internet regarding the range of surgical procedures performed by podiatrists in the USA may not reflect those in Australia.
Yes, Dr Won is a foot & ankle orthopaedic surgeon. He obtained his general orthopaedic specialty qualifications in Australia then did further sub-specialty training in foot & ankle surgery during his fellowship in the USA.