Evo Advanced Foot Surgery
In practice for 19 years, Dr. Ali Sadrieh designed evo advanced foot surgery to offer active professionals advanced medicine and technology to correct foot problems with a quality experience and a simpler recovery process. He is joined by aesthetic foot surgeon Dr. Jason Khadavi.
In 2003 Dr. Sadrieh developed the sub-specialty of aesthetic foot surgery and invented three new procedures that simplify the recovery process and improve the patient experience. Prior to opening his practice, he earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA and pursued podiatric medical training at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed a podiatric surgical residency at Northridge Hospital Medical Center.
What is your specialty?
“At the core, it’s all about the feet! As foot surgeons we treat everything below the ankle. But back in 2003 I realized a need for a new kind of foot surgical approach. I called it aesthetic foot surgery. The concept is designed around fixing structural problems before they cause issues and symptoms but performing the procedures with aesthetic technique. Seventeen years later, there are numerous practices that have been inspired by our work and offer their patients the modern way to experience foot surgery.”
How important is a physician’s bedside manner?
“I’ve always held the belief that doing what we do well is a minimum deliverable. Attending medical school and residency, there’s a minimum expectation of excellent medical knowledge and work. Everything above this is what achieves the ‘A’ grade—and that’s where bedside manner comes in!”
Grappling with insurance can be a challenge. How does your practice handle it?
“We’ve always been a patient-centered practice, and consistent with that philosophy is our relationship with insurance. Our practice is out-of-network with insurance so we can work for the patient without dealing with the bureaucratic hurdles that insurance companies place in the way of an excellent patient-doctor relationship. Despite our out-of-network status, we accept all insurance plans so our patients still have access to the evo philosophy.”
Why do doctors often seem to be in a hurry?
“Since the beginning of my time in practice, I’ve held to the formula of Q=1/v. Quality is inversely proportional to volume. The more volume, the less quality. The numbers vary from product to product, but the relationship holds true across industries. This is why our practice is designed around the low-volume, high-quality model of care. We limit the number of patients and surgeries we perform to make sure our work is the best it can be.”
What would you like our readers to know about you and the team at Evo Foot?
“Our team is what makes us special, because every one of our team members subscribes to the ethos of ‘Do what you love … love what you do.’ We come to work every day to do better than we did the day before and challenge ourselves to stay on top of the relentless pursuit of excellence.”
What does the future hold for Evo Advanced Foot Surgery?
“We’re excited about our concept called evofoot 3. This project provides patients with technologies and a user experience design that has never been seen before. Our goal has always been to improve the patient experience by making cutting-edge technology available to all of our patients.”
How do you use technology to enhance the patient experience?
“We’ve always believed that the barriers of the patient-doctor relationship should be eliminated. That’s why since the inception of technologies like the iPad or electronic health records, we’ve been early adopters and have had the privilege of collaborating with developers in Silicon Valley to build the next-generation system. We leverage DrChrono EHR, Spruce for secure patient communications, Echosign for paperless HIPAA-compliant document signatures, and we are an iOS-based practice so you begin and end your experience with us on an iPad!”
What’s all the media and news coverage about?
“Doing great work for our patients is a privilege, and to do this we had to create a new model of practice and new procedures as well. Back in 2003 these procedures began to pick up the attention of the TV shows like The Doctors and newspapers like The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. We had the privilege of participating in these opportunities to help spread the vision of what an excellent surgical practice could look like, as well as the latest in surgical procedures for the foot.”