Julien Lopez, your orthopedic surgeon in Draguignan
Doctor Julien Lopez is not an orthopedic surgeon in Draguignan but in Cannes and is responsible for treating all foot and ankle pathologies.
Are you looking for a foot specialist in Draguignan? Doctor Lopez works at the Cannes Oxford private hospital. He practices percutaneous and traditional surgical techniques to treat all pathologies of the forefoot and hindfoot as well as the ankle.
Orthopedic surgeon in Draguignan specialized in percutaneous surgery
There are many orthopedic surgeons in Draguignan but few specialize in foot surgery. For several years now, Dr Lopez has been practicing percutaneous foot and ankle surgery in the South-East of France. With his training and experience, he is today an exclusive surgeon in foot surgery.
Percutaneous surgery refers to surgical techniques performed by micro-incisions, using specific instruments. This approach aims to reduce the surgical impact on the patient by avoiding cutting through healthy tissue. These techniques offer many benefits for patients, including faster recovery and reduced pain. The risk of infection and the size of scars are also reduced.
Just like some orthopedic surgeons in Draguignan, Doctor Lopez also operates on all pathologies related to the foot and ankle:
- Pathologies of the forefoot: Hallux Valgus, Hallux Rigidus, rheumatoid foot, Sesamoiditis, Claw Toe, Quintus Varus, osteoarthritis of the forefoot, metatarsalgia, ingrown toenail, fleshy bud, foot cyst and Morton's neuroma.
- Hindfoot pathologies: ankle osteoarthritis, Achilles tendonitis, fibular tendonitis, unstable ankle and ankle prosthesis.
- Sports trauma: chronic compartment syndrome, ankle sprain, Achilles tendon rupture, tennis leg and PRP.
Are you planning to consult a specialist in orthopedic surgery in Draguignan and find out about the treatment?
All medical procedures carried out by an orthopedic doctor are covered by Health Insurance, up to 60% of the basic Social Security rate. If the treatments are part of a coordinated care pathway prescribed by the patient's treating physician, they may be reimbursed.
Doctor Lopez is approved by Sector 2 and is therefore entitled to charge excess fees, depending on the specificities of the pathology. These excesses are not covered by health insurance except in specific cases.
To be reimbursed for excess fees, it is essential to take out complementary health insurance. Reimbursement can be partial or total depending on the insurance contract chosen. Levels can be 100%, 200%, 300% or more.
Orthopedic surgery in Draguignan: what treatment route?
The care pathway after an orthopedic surgery operation requires compliance with postoperative instructions. The operation is most often carried out on an outpatient basis, which allows the patient to return home the same day. Before the procedure, here are the mandatory steps the patient will have to go through.
Before the operation
It all starts with the pre-anesthetic consultation. It takes place between 3 days and 3 months before the intervention. This appointment allows the anesthesiologist to learn about your general state of health in order to adapt the anesthesia. As such, he will be able to give you certain instructions to follow.
You must then complete the preoperative information sheet, dating it, signing it and consenting to being operated on. The sheet will be sent by email to the secretary of Doctor Lopez (email@example.com). If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the secretary directly.
For the vast majority of pathologies, it is also important to have physiotherapy sessions prescribed. These sessions can begin immediately or after the first post-operative consultation, at the beginning of the fourth week after the operation.
You will need to obtain the equipment prescribed in the equipment order form. This includes post-operative shoes, crutches, splints and compression bands.
Five days before the procedure, be sure to start homeopathic treatment to reduce pain.
If nursing care is necessary, consider organizing a nurse to come to your home the day after or two days after the procedure.
The day before the operation
The day before the operation or the same morning, you will need to take a pre-operative shower, using the skin preparation protocol. The foot to be operated on must also cleaned well, removing the varnish, cutting the nails and any horns.
In the six hours before the procedure, you will need to fast.
The day of the operation
On the day of the operation, remember to bring all of your medical examinations, including X-rays, MRI scans, as well as your administrative file. If prescribed, you will also need to take your orthopedic shoes, support band and crutches.
For admission, the secretary will tell you the time to be asked to visit the clinic, in the days preceding the operation. This admission can be done the same day or the day before, depending on your situation. Once your identity has been verified, you will be prepped and then transferred to the department and then to the anesthesia room of the operating theater.
Where to make an appointment with your foot surgeon in Draguignan?
Doctor Lopez receives his patients in two separate locations. He practices at the Régina Medical Center in Nice as well as at the Oxford private hospital in Cannes (only 45 minutes by car from Draguignan).
If you are unable to travel to one of these locations, Doctor Lopez also offers a teleconsultation service. However, it is recommended to schedule a physical appointment so that a precise diagnosis of your pathology can be established. You can make an appointment with Doctor Lopez directly on Doctolib or by calling the secretary on 06 71 00 19 23.