The End of Pain. This is what you get from the best surgeons at Foot and Ankle Surgeons of New York. I reached the point where I could not take a step without terrible pain forcing me to stop ordinary walking. Another doctor told me to put ice on it and take Advil. It is Dr. Fred J. DeLucia who took one look at my foot, took an x-ray immediately at his Christopher Street office, which is so professional with a wonderful staff to match and gave me the solution that would end all the pain and get my life back. I thought I had to suffer into old age and miss out on the fun with the kids and traveling until Dr. DeLucia explained that I would not have to miss anything. He was so calm, reassuring, professional and obviously extremely dedicated to making me well again. I had arthritis, a deformed bone at my big toe, only a little bit of cartilage left in the joint. I was going to need surgery to fix it all. It was a mess and it would have continued to get much worse if I did not call Dr. DeLucia to help. He had been highly recommended to me by a friend and another very satisfied patient. It was Gabriella, from the New Hyde Park office, who set up the surgery, dealt with my insurance, took care of the details, and continued to reassure me that this was all being taken care of by them and I would be perfectly fine in their care. The instructions for pre-op were very clear and all went smoothly. The day of surgery went very well. Dr. DeLucia, calmly again explained what he planned to do for me. When I came out of surgery he was there explaining what he found and all that he had to do, which included a plate, 5 screws and fixing that hooked bone. I am so grateful to him and his staff. I feel like he turned the clock back for me. The relief is the best feeling you can have when you know you have been in the very best hands of your surgeon and that pain is gone forever. Dr. DeLucia is an excellent surgeon and I highly recommend him and FAASNY to anyone who afraid to seek help and suffering. Go there!