Since 1998 Dr. Lehnert has been organizing medical missions and performing reconstructive foot and ankle surgeries on children and adults with severe compound lower-extremity deformities. He is affiliated with Stanford University Hospital, SOAR Surgery Center, Sequoia Hospital, and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System. Read more
I also had two surgeries from Dr. Lehnert. He was detail oriented and made me feel at ease with the process. The results were great. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Lehnert has done two very successful surgeries for me. I recommend him very, very highly.
In response to Aaron Lee's request
Dr. Lehnert is both an outstanding orthopedic doctor and a top-notch human being. On a doctor level, he's friendly, upbeat, personable, and knowledgeable. On a human being level, he runs the International Extremity Project, a medical mission which provides free surgical correction for severe lower-extremity deformities to the underserved. I'm pretty sure he's a good person to start with — If not I am sure he can refer you to someone else he trusts.
About a year and a half ago ,Dr.Lehnert perfomed surgery on my right foot for a fairly large bunion where my first toe was starting to cross over my second toe just like my grandmother. I am overweigtht so the bearing on my feet made the healing process lengthy but well worth it. I can now fit into shoes I couldn't before.Original recommendation
I still see him on an increasing length of time between visits' basis but he always looks at the xrays that day and shows you the progress. He has a great personality and low key approach.
What was amazing was that there was very little pain post-op! I got a bottle of Percocet but hardly used it at all!
Dr. Lehnert is an exceptional doctor and surgeon. A year ago I broke my ankle, fibula and had several hairline fractures in my foot and thankfully this brilliant man was my surgeon. His staff was friendly and accommodating, my follow up appointments were always scheduled in a timely manner and his bedside manner is exceptional!Original recommendation
Dr. Lehnert performed surgery on my feet in 2007, and on my daughter's foot just this past summer. He is an excellent podiatrist and a great surgeon. Post-op care is great. You can talk to the doctor at any time if you have problems.Original recommendation
The only problem is the administration at the SOAR practice--the tend to hard to reach and not great about calling back. I definitely spent more time on the phone doing scheduling than I would have liked.
The people who work in the casting room are great.
Overall, I highly recommend Dr. Lehnert for any foot or ankle problem.
Dr. Lehnert provides a fantastic experience and sets the bar for what one's expectation should be with a doctor.Original recommendation
He performed a joint fusion surgery on my badly broken big toe and affected surrounding area as well.
… He was honest about both the good parts and the bad parts of my situation and a potential surgery.
As for the post-surgery process, he takes the right, steady approach to make sure you don't take any shortcuts so that you can have the best possible chance for a strong recovery.
When you see him for check-ups and post-ops, he asks in a very genuine manner how you're feeling and while he is providing professional medical advice, he still comes off as someone who is still compassionate for other people's feelings and ambitions. ...
... I came in to have foot surgery after I found out that I had a bone spur in one of my toes. During my first visit I found that Dr. Lehnert has a great bedside manner and a wonderful sense of humor … He patiently & politely answered all of my questions and explained every part of the process to me so that I knew exactly what to expect. Both of my pre-op appointments were informative and pleasant experiences.Original recommendation
My surgery was scheduled for an hour, but it only took 15 minutes. My foot healed after six weeks as predicted, and everything went pretty much back to normal after eight weeks. ... Thank you Dr. Lehnert for excellent care! I definitely recommend him if you're looking for a quality surgeon!
Side Note: He performs surgeries in Third World countries free of charge as a volunteer. So yeah, he's definitely not a bad guy.