Meet Dr. Robert Brarens

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A Personal Message from Dr. Brarens

“Every day that I am able to help my patients find relief is fulfilling. I have the rare privilege of loving what I do, and through my training and interest in advancing both my knowledge and abilities, I am able to provide accurate diagnoses and treatments for my patients, providing the life-changing relief they need. From the complex repair of a severe trauma of the foot and ankle or debilitating sports injuries, to the correction of chronic or congenital deformities of the lower extremity in adults and children, treating patients across the lifespan is important to me. Even for everyday treatments for conditions like plantar fasciitis and ingrown toenails, I have the rare privilege of loving what I do.
I am continuing to advance my expertise within the field of podiatric medicine. I participate in three residency programs in the city, training physicians and surgeons for the future. I am an Ortho-Fix Master Surgeon and a Master Surgeon with EBI. In addition, I assist several companies in the development of new surgical tools and techniques for the treatment of foot and ankle disorders. I am a member of the Center of Excellence, an organization aimed at the education of all surgeons and medical professionals on the application and use of external fixation systems. I am the only surgeon in the Cincinnati tri-state area to hold credentialing for all approved total ankle replacement systems. It is my belief that through the continued pursuit of advanced knowledge and training, I become a better physician and medical resource for my patients.
The creation of SureStep Foot & Ankle Medical Center was a distinct vision that with the dedication of a tremendous staff we have been able to achieve three distinct principles:
  • Our goal with every patient is to make their day and their lives better from the moment they enter our care.
  • We work hard to make our office personal and friendly.
  • Most people enter our “home” in pain. We do our very best not to add to their discomfort, from the first phone call to the moment they cross our threshold.
Our office is different than most, striving for a small-town feel in a big city. Though we are professional and respectful, you will find warm and friendly smiles from our staff, managers, and physicians. I find smiles and laughter can be as healing as medicine and I try to administer a little every day.”

Dr. Brarens' Credentials

Dr. Brarens is Board Certified in both Foot Surgery and in Rearfoot/Ankle Reconstructive Surgery. He is the only surgeon in the Cincinnati tri-state area trained and certified on all of the FDA-approved systems for total ankle replacements, allowing more options to accommodate each patient’s individual need(s).  Dr. Brarens is the Director of the Podiatric Surgical Residency (PSR-36) at Mercy/Jewish Hospital
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