Physician Spotlight on Dr. Mostafa Abousayed

How did you become interested in foot and ankle surgery?

I love the variety in this field. I get to treat all sorts of different afflictions, from sports injuries and fractures to deformities all in any given day. The foot and ankle anatomy is complex and challenging but fulfilling to understand and treat. This specialty is constantly evolving and there are new trends and techniques coming out all the time which is exciting to keep up with.

What is your practice philosophy?

I like to get to know my patients, spend time listening to them, their complaints, and hear their goals. There are often multiple treatment options for most foot and ankle problems and what fits one patient might not work for another. I like to get my patients involved in their treatment plan which leads to better outcomes and more patient satisfaction.

How do you stay current in your field?

I am an active member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle society. I attend and participate in monthly webinars, sessions, conferences, and other educational events to stay up to date on everything related to my specialty. I believe this is vital to provide the highest quality and best standard of care for my patients.

What trends are you seeing in foot and ankle?

Total ankle replacements have gained popularity and there has been a constant increase in the number of people electing to have a total ankle replacement over the past few years. There is also a rise in minimally invasive surgeries to minimize scars, swelling, and pain after surgery. Minimally invasive bunion surgery specifically has been gaining traction. I am fortunate to have been trained on all these procedures and incorporate these surgeries in my practice.

What are your personal interests?

I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, we love to travel and play cards and board games. I like watching sports, especially tennis, soccer, and basketball. I grew up playing taekwondo and recently started playing pickleball!