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Podiatric Surgeons

Dr Kim

Dr. Ji Soo Kim (Specialist Podiatric Surgeon)

BPodM(UWA), DClinPod(UWA), MACPS, FFPM RCPS(Glasgow)

Dr. Kim is a highly qualified foot specialist, holding both a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine and a Doctor of Clinical Podiatry at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He holds specialist registration with AHPRA and is a member of the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons (ACPS), and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

During his training, he spent extensive periods at the world-renowned foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery departments in the USA, South Korea and China, and during this time, he gained valuable experience and expertise from current leaders in the fields of foot and ankle surgery.

Dr Kim is currently the only specialist podiatric surgeon in QLD and is involved in teaching and supervising local podiatrists and podiatry students.

Dr. Kim and the Brisbane and Gold Coast Foot Surgery team are dedicated to working with you to accomplish the best possible outcomes for your foot health, mobility, and quality of life.

Specializing in conditions affecting the feet and ankles for patients both young and old. This is achieved with treatments or surgery that will help you regain your lifestyle, movement, and mobility, so you don’t miss out on living your life to the fullest.

Specialties

Dr Hungerford

Dr Kent Hungerford

Dr. Kent Hungerford (Specialist Podiatric Surgeon) – visiting specialist.

BHlthSci, MPodPrac, DClinPod, MACPS

Dr. Hungerford is a nationally registered foot specialist, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, a Masters of Podiatric Practice from La Trobe University (LTU) and a Doctor of Clinical Podiatry (Podiatric Surgery) at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He holds specialist registration with AHPRA and is a member of the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons (ACPS) and a member of the Australian Podiatry Association (APodA).

Dr. Hungerford has spent time living, working, and training domestically and internationally.

Within Australia, Dr. Hungerford has studied or worked across New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, and Western Australia. He also undertakes an education role through his company My Health Education, providing education to his colleagues and also direct to patients.

Internationally, Dr. Hungerford has advanced his knowledge by studying and working alongside Foot and Ankle surgeons in China and the United States of America. This has allowed him to further develop himself as a specialist in the surgical treatment of the foot with a focus on minimally invasive or keyhole foot surgery. He also specialises in high-risk foot procedures such as those for patients with diabetes, and also focuses on non-pharmacological management of chronic pain of the lower limb.

Dr. Hungerford believes in a ‘community first’ approach, focusing on complete patient care that delivers permanent corrections so patients can enjoy the activities they love for longer.

Specialties

Dr. Hungerford consults out of the Kelvin Grove clinic on a Monday, every four weeks.

Why Choose Us

We are all about Patient-Centred Care!

The postoperative recovery process can be challenging for many patients. Dr Kim and the staff will work with you on satisfying results by providing personalised postoperative care, and you will be treated like a valued member of our family.

Dr Kim takes his time to explain non-surgical and surgical treatments for your problems clearly, and if surgery is deemed necessary,
he will thoroughly explain procedures and risks/complications.

Dr Kim’s mobile number is given to patients after surgery, so he is only a phone call away if you have any questions or concerns about your recovery.

  • ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES/METICULOUS SURGICAL APPROACHES

    Improvement and advancement in the surgical techniques in the foot including newer and safer implants allow a speedier recovery/return to work and minimal postoperative pain following foot surgery. Dr Kim is at the forefront of using these safer technologies from around the world, to improve the outcome of surgery and patients’ satisfaction.


    Dr Kim offers less invasive, meticulous dissection, a smaller incision and gentle tissue handling that enable an easy and short recovery, with results that are more optimal. See “before and after photos

  • MINIMAL POSTOPERATIVE PAIN AND FAST RECOVERY

    The advanced prostheses and minimally invasive technique implemented by Dr Kim allows little damage to the surrounding tissues and this allows minimal postoperative pain as well as fast recovery. Although pain is subjective and differs from person to person, it is not uncommon to see that patients report minimal discomfort post operatively.

  • APPROPRIATE ANAESTHETICS

    For some patients, general anaesthesia is a risk and/or a financial burden. Many procedures at Brisbane Gold Coast Foot Surgery can be safely performed under local anaesthetics with/without sedation on a daily case basis. During your appointment Dr Kim will explain the pros and cons of each anaesthetic for your procedure.