State of the art 3D scanner integrated to be the latest in custom foot inserts for foot pain and leg discrepancy.
Custom orthotics are specially-made podiatrist devices designed to support and comfort your feet. Prescription orthotics are crafted for you and no one else.
We treat many dermatological nail and skin conditions of the lower leg, involving the foot and ankle. Conditions such as fungal nails, ingrown nails, plantar warts, athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) and sweaty feet. Skin cancer can also affect the lower leg, ankle and foot , if you have any concerns make a podiatrist appointment today!
We strive to provide conservative treatments to help our patients. Sometimes when conservative treatments do not achieve optimal results, surgery may achieve the desired results to help with pain and function.
Prevention is key! Doing a semi-annual or annual diabetic foot screening to check circulation and sensation. This involves checking skin and foot abnormalities that may prevent many complications related to diabetic loss of limbs, amputations, as well as wounds.
Sports Medicine Experience with both amateur and professional athletes, such as the Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, Boston RedSox , Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, FIU Soccer, ITP tennis and elite marathon runners.
Joint preservation with mInimally invasive surgery (MIS) for the realignment of flat feet and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD). Affordable podiatrist solution with a quick recovery time. Done under local anesthesia.
Endoscopic plantar fasciitis foot pain and arthroscopic ankle ligament surgeries are also treated with MIS. Learn more about minimally invasive flat foot surgery
Accelerated cell reproduction and
growth leading to faster repair of
damaged tissues which aids foot pain.
Laser therapy aims to bio-stimulate injured and dysfunctional tissues.
Acute inflammation reduction as well as many other benfits.
Wounds involving the lower limb are treated with the utmost conservative aggressive care to try to avoid amputations. Joints are also approached with the latest research and cutting edge technologies to keep your limbs and joints preserved for continued quality of life.
Florida Lower Extremity Foot & Ankle Center's (FLEFAC) is conveniently located across from South Miami Hospital. We do have same day appointments for urgent foot pain or trauma.
Our mission as a podiatrist and staff, is to provide our patients personalized, high-quality foot and ankle care.
Our friendly staff is here to help make your visit as welcoming as family.
I am a new patient and had an appointment today with Dr. Abrantes. I found the staff extremely friendly and helpful. The doctor was so professional and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Abrantes took so much time with me and assured me I would be fine. I would highly recommend this doctor to my family and friends.
Doctor Abrantes has the best bedside manners I've ever seen. He is extremely knowledgeable and takes his time ensuring you understand thoroughly the diagnosis and treatment.
So patient and knowledgeable. I couldn’t have found someone better to perform my surgery.
Staff is very friendly....
Dr. Abrantes and his staff are fantastic! I went in there thinking that my pain was a result of an old ankle sprain and walked out of there with a totally different diagnosis!! Dr. Abrantes really takes his time explaining everything to you and making you feel comfortable. He doesn't rush you at all and the wait time to see him is very short. His office is very efficient. If you need an invoice or any information, Victoria gets it to you right away and calls you to remind you of your appointments. Some treatments are not covered by insurance but you aren't pressured to accept any of them. All decisions are up to you!! I'm really glad that I found Dr. Abrantes.
As a long distance marathon runner, I have had several "issues" with my feet and lower extremities. In 2014, after I ran my second Boston Marathon, I continued with my issues. After being out from running for months, and still in pain even without running, my massage therapist told me about Dr. Abrantes. I figured, "none of the other doctors have resolved my issues, what's one more?" Well, Dr. Abrantes has been the ONLY (and last) foot & ankle specialist I will ever see! I am back running on a regular basis and about to run my 7th full marathon. He is extremely caring about getting you back to what you love to do! Never have I had a foot & ankle doctor spend so much time with me and evaluate me from a biomechanics stand point. I trust Dr. Abrantes wholeheartedly with my well-being. He is an honest caring person. His staff is exceptional as well!!
The one "warning" I will give is to make sure you go with plenty of time on your hands. Like I said, he takes his time will ALL his patients.
Dr. Abrantes is a very highly recommended and capable surgeon/doctor. He is progressive in his approach and takes the time to review every detail with the patient.
I arrived with a broken metatarsal bone and in the dark with what awaited me. Dr. Abrantes walked me through the entire process, which included surgery. His bedside manner is impressive and truly leaves the patient at ease with the entire process. In a short period of time I was scheduled for the surgery and am now in the recovery phase. I could have not made a better selection with surgeons. Dr. Abrantes is an incredible surgeon and that is not only my opinion, but the entire hospital staff gave him resounding reviews. That was impressive to see how he was so well received within the hospital before surgery.
Lastly, his entire staff at the office are also very attentive and are supportive.