The European Foot Institute. Your partner when it comes to feet. Find us in Munich and Worthing/West Sussex.
Hallux Valgus UK - what a relieve to walk pain free on beautiful feet.
Mostly women suffer from Hallux Valgus.Thanks to modern medicine,... there are different way to cure this problem and allow you to walk pain free again. Why wait any longer?!
I had the web site for the European Foot Institute open on my IPad for 18months before plucking up the courage ! I needn’t have worried. Everything from the initial phone call right through to after care has been exemplary. Susann who is your contact is the most helpful , kindest and understanding person you will meet. Dr Nowak was extremely professional and did an amazing job on both my feet. I walked out the clinic as promised , yes I had pain for the first week but the medication provided helped with that. I did exactly as I was told which you need to do to enable the brilliant results they have achieved for me. The wires came out as straight as they should have done after 4 weeks. Keeping bandages and sandals on for a further 2 weeks ensured the healing continued. I am now walking normally in trainers and driving and back at work again . They are still a little painful as I get my muscles round my toes working again but that is to be expected and I know I have to be patient, at nearly 7 weeks later I will be looking to wear a normal shoe in the next week or so. I have been absolutely delighted with the whole experience and would have no hesitation in recommending the European Foot Institute
I can’t believe my feet are mine! 6 weeks post-op - all very good to date. I wish I had known about this procedure years ago. I am recommending it to any of my patients (Chiropractor) who are similarly afflicted. Amazing stuff. Tina
Would not hesitate to reccomend Dr Dirk Nowak and his team. I had a really good experience which was virtually pain free. All of the clinic staff were helpful and friendly and Susann phoned regularly following my procedure to check up on my progress, offering practical advice and lots of laughs. I spent 6 weeks sitting around with my feet up ,which paid off, as I can honestly say I didn't suffer with any pain to speak of, just some discomfort. I am looking forward to getting my new feet into some nice flip flops if the sun ever comes out!! Thank you & Keep up the good work.
I cannot speak highly enough of the level of care and attention I have received from Mr Nowak and his team - from my very first telephone enquiry with Susann Parker, my first consultation with Mr Nowak, followed by my (successful) Cartiva implant op in the Worthing Clinic - every step was explained and carried out in a very professional, competent and stress-free manner. The level of after care was excellent with Susann offering great support and contactable at any time of the day to answer any concerns, which was extremely reassuring. For all the above reasons I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Mr Nowak, indeed I will be returning to him in the future when my other toe needs treatment.
My experience with European Foot Institute has been wonderful. I originally started looking for doctors who preformed Cartiva in the USA, as I’m american. The response was lacking as well as their experience with Cartiva. Fortunately I found Dr. Nowak online. Susann, who works in the office responded right away and was helpful with any and all questions I had. I spoke to her over the course of two months before I decided this was definitely the place I wanted to have the surgery. Susann organized everything perfectly. I flew into Munich, had the meeting with Dr Nowak and then had surgery, all within a day. Everything was seamless. I am very happy with the procedure. Dr Nowak did an amazing job. In fact, the pain was minimal and I was up and about the next day, and off crutches in 2 days. It’s been a week and I can honestly say this is the best my toe has felt in 7 years. I know that it will only get better once the stitches are out. My other foot also needs the implant and I am excited to go back and have the procedure done. Susann, is amazing and It was because of her I chose EFI. The staff at the office as well as the clinic were kind and very helpful. And Dr Nowak is a star! He is great at what he does. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone that has foot problems. Looking forward to my next surgery so I can feel 100% new.
I would certainly recommend Dr. Med Dirk Nowak.. this is the best surgery anyone could ask for, he is world class for this type of surgery if you want perfection.
For me personally it’s been a completely outstanding experience which no one else can actully compare with having done plenty of research, I was right to choose to this surgeon, you simply can’t get better else where.
The icing on the cake of cake of course is Sussan, all I can say is 10* and more, what an absolute delight it has been for me from start to finish.. she is amazing.. completely honest and knowledgeable about everything,professional, caring, and above all a sense of humour! Couldn’t of asked for more.
I was debating if to have surgery on my bunion as I had had mixed reviews on the success rate. I did my research and Dirk Nowak fitted all the right criteria from the information I had sourced. My initial telephone call to Susann cemented my decision to go ahead with the initial consultation and surgery followed. Dirk is very open and honest and although I have a bunion on both feet, Dirk only operated on my right foot which was more servere as he did not feel that my left foot needed the surgery. The surgery is very quick and I left the practise that day with my special shoe. The recovery period is 6 weeks and I am into my 6th week now and all is going well. I had the wire removed last week, very quick. Susann is fantastic, checking initially the day after the operation and then every few days to ensure everything was OK. If you are thinking of having surgery and are unsure as I was, I made the right decision to have the surgery and even better decision to have Dirk Nowak perform the operation.
After many consultations over the last several years with orthotic specialist’s, podiatrists and foot surgeons I came across Dr Nowak and his team who seemed to offer the best solution for my problem. From the first time I contacted the clinic I was impressed with the information given to me as to what would be the best for me regarding my condition and having carried out my own investigation with regard to the procedure offered and also the reviews of other patients I decided to go ahead and put my feet in Dr Nowak’s’ hands. On arrival at the clinic in Worthing I was met by Susann Parker and subsequently Dr Nowak who both made me feel extremely comfortable in their presence with their professional manner and I felt like we were old friends. The procedure was explained to me in a way I could fully understand and put me 100% at ease. The following day the procedure was carried out and I walked out on my own two feet from the clinic (albeit with a bit of a duck walk) I had both feet operated on at the same time and I felt absolutely no pain or discomfort at all during the procedure, credit for this must go to Dr Mohammed the anaesthetist who was a pleasure to have met, he explained clearly what was going to happen and assured me that I would feel nothing, he was absolutely correct. Follow up calls over the next few weeks were many from Susann Parker and any questions I asked were immediately answered to put me at ease. I inherited my bunions from my mother and my daughter is now heading the same way, she took me to the clinic and Dr Nowak very kindly spent five minutes examining her feet and while she is not too bad at present should the time come for her to have something done it will certainly be by Dr Nowak.
It was a pleasure to have found such professional people who can put you at ease with their obvious concern and expertise.
I highly recommend Dr Nowak and his team to anyone who is considering this type of surgery.
Bardzo dobry specjalista, konkretny i kompetentny. Pelen profesjonalizm i dobre podejscie do pacjenta. W styczniu 2017 przeszlam operacje haluxa obu stop w klinice w Wielkiej Brytanii (Worthing) metada Bosch. Operacja trwala krotko i przebiegla bez zarzutu. Opieka personelu fantastyczna. W tym damym dniu wrocilam do domu samolotem. W klinice otrzymalam buty ortopedyczne jak rowniez kule ortopedyczne, ktore byly mi pomocne przez kilka dni. Okres pooperacyjny przeszlam wlasciwie bezbolowo. Swietna komunikacja z klinika i dr. Nowakiem poprzez jego asystentke Susann Parker z ktora blyskawicznie moglam nawiazac kontakt telefoniczny jak rowniez przez Whatsapp. Po operacji szybko wrocilam do formy. Goraco polecam!
I was impressed with the procedure and how comfortable I was made to feel. Most importantly, Susann Parker offered amazing support and was always ready to answer questions and suggest ideas to aid recovery, very impressive lady and fun too.
Dr. Nowak is the BEST doctor I've ever seen! The European Foot Institute, Dr. Nowak, and his Super Awesome Susann are the best in the medical profession! If you need any kind of surgery that they do, I would go here in a heartbeat! I have been to lots of US doctors over the years and had a few surgeries. I put off this bilateral bunionectomy for quite some time, because I was nervous about being off my feet, but the pain was getting unbearable and it was time. Susann is a Godsend! She is a true gem. She and I communicated for a long time, gave me the information I needed, and put me at ease with Dr. Nowak. As soon as I met Dr. Nowak, I knew I was in excellent hands. He is very personable, compassionate, amazing bedside manner, just a really good, genuine, caring doctor. I'd fly across the world to see him again! I am excited that the practice is expanding, because this surgery saved my life! I am back to cycling, swimming, running, walking the dog, skating, etc. I followed the directions and stayed off my feet for 6 weeks (a little bit more walking in the last week)--only getting up to use the restroom or make coffee. I elevated my feet just a bit every day and used ice all day on/off for all 6 weeks, while watching lots of TV shows, movies and doing some reading! It was wonderful! I had immediate relief after the surgery. I will admit that I am tough, but the wires didn't bother me much. I had the wires in for 4 weeks, then after wires removed, 2 more weeks of rest, ice, elevate but walk a little bit more and use toe spacers, then I was cleared to return to work. I flew all the way from Texas to Germany to have this done because I couldn't find any other surgeon who would do both feet in one operation, and I really trust Dr. Nowak. I found a US foot doctor who agreed to my aftercare. When he looked at my x-rays, he was impressed with the minimal amount of scar tissue and my good range of motion. I occasionally feel a little tingle on my foot here or there, but that is to be expected, and it feels like a little bug! No big deal! Before this bilateral bunionectomy, I was in pain standing, walking, and even just sitting doing nothing. So, it's great to be so active again! For the record, I am a sporty woman in my late 30s and almost never wear heels. I grew up always wearing good quality sneakers, so in my case, it was just poor foot genetics! Shoes are more comfortable than before. I am doing exercises specifically to strengthen my feet, arches, calves, etc. I am so pleased with Dr. Nowak, Susann, the European Foot Institute, and the whole experience. It has been 10 months since my surgery! I strongly recommend anyone anywhere in the world to fly to see him; it's worth it! Thank you so much. -Liz
I was very impressed with the results of my operation and recovery time. Dr Nowak is very calm, patient and professional. He always kept me informed and up to date. I would Dr Nowak to other people because I think he is an excellent surgeon.
Dr Nowak is an amazing surgeon. He is wonderfully personable, reassuring and informative. He uses the best techniques available and is the only choice if you need foot surgery. He is also supported by a fantastic team that go out of their way to ensure you receive a full and complete service, and always with a big smile. Forever grateful for my experience and the outcome!
Die ganze operation verlief ziemlich reibungslos. Am besten war frau parker's geduldige nachpflege. Nach der operation stand ich staendig mit ihr in verbindung. Das gab mir grosse unterstützung, wahrend der genesung.
Super professionelle Beratung . Der Umgang mit Patienten ist wirklich wundervoll. Ein sehr sehr kompetentes Team, was gibt es schöneres als glückliche Patienten mit ihren Frisch gesunden Füßen Zu fuß nach Hause zu schicken...
Ich empfehle Dr.Novak, da ich sehr zufrieden mit der Halux Valgus OP bin. Ein sehr kompetenter, professioneller und freundlicher Orthopäde , der seine Bestimmung gefunden hat. Nach nur 3 Tagen konnte ich meiner gewohnten Arbeit schmerzfrei wieder nachgehen.
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