Center for Foot Surgery Ltd.
Specialising in Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Surgery
About The Center
The Center for Foot Surgery is a private clinic located in the City Center of Jerusalem.
We have our own X-ray system and our own operating room with licenses from the Ministry of Health of Israel. All operations are performed here and not in a hospital. We maintain our own professional staff including an experienced anaesthesiologist to ensure that our patients are comfortable and safe. Our private operating room is never exposed to any infections which provides an environment which is clean and safe. We operate on all forefoot deformities on one or both feet at the same time and all of our patients walk a little after surgery. Strong pain medication has never been necessary and most patients say they had no pain through the entire healing process.
The Center for Foot Surgery has no connection with any Kupat Cholim or private insurance companies. After examination, detailed letters are provided to the patient to submit to the family physician and public and private health insurance companies. Patients then know the extent of their financial responsibility before surgery is performed.
Dr. Richard Jaffe
The director of the center is Richard Jaffe who is a doctor of podiatric medicine.
This requires education and training of 10 to 12 years in the U.S. He practiced in Southern California (Laguna Beach & Santa Ana) for 13 years before moving to Israel and has over 40 years of experience performing foot surgery on thousands of patients. Dr. Jaffe is “Board Certified” (American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery) and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
After operating and teaching in a major hospital in Israel for 11 years he now practices only in his private clinic. His practice focuses only on foot surgery including surgery to repair previous, unsuccessful operations. Dr. Jaffe’s operations are not “quickie” procedures but are sophisticated, detailed and performed with accuracy and precision consistent with the standard of care of California.