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Foot and Ankle Surgery Services

Willow Springs Surgery Center Interventional Nephrology, Podiatry, Vascular Surgery



Meet the Doctor



Pam Eernisse, DPM   
Michigan Avenue Podiatry 
(708) 325-1050


Dr. Eernisse attended William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, where she completed her Doctorate in 1998. She received certification in foot surgery in 2002, and currently practices in Justice, IL, in addition to Michigan Avenue Podiatry.

She is a founder of Community Foot Health, a program that provides free foot care and distributes shoes and socks to Chicago’s homeless and uninsured populations.

As a practicing podiatrist, she relishes the opportunities to provide her patients with the medical attention they require.

From new visits to continual care, Dr. Eernisse possesses the tools to treat her patients both conservatively and surgically, and ensure that they return to their everyday lives.

  Willow Springs Surgery Center James Gianfrancisco, MD



Foot and ankle care is a subspecialty of orthopedics that deals with the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of disorders of the foot and ankle. Our trained specialists believe that prompt diagnosis, early intervention, and prevention are essential for care and treatment of foot or ankle conditions. Our physicians are more than just doctors. They’re specialists in helping patients overcome pain and improve their quality of life. They’ll take the time to learn about a patient’s specific needs.

Patients are carefully evaluated physicians then explore non-surgical or surgical treatment options to reduce or eliminate pain. These may include physical therapy or pain management through steroid injections, or anti-inflammatory medications or surgery.

More about our Foot and Ankle Surgery Services

Our podiatrists draw on years of experience to provide effective solutions for foot problems including and beyond:

  • Ankle Sprains

  • Bunions

  • Corns

  • Diabetic Foot Care

  • Fracture Care/Trauma Care

  • Heel Pain

  • Neuromas

  • Sports Injuries

  • Toenail Fungus

  • Warts

If foot or ankle pain continues to prevent one from activities or performing simple functions of daily life, then it may be time to consider surgery. Should surgery be necessary, patients receive the outstanding care that makes them and their family comfortable.


Some conditions that might lead to ankle or foot surgery include:

  • Pain due to arthritis and mechanical conditions

  • Infection

  • Injury and fractures

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Recurrent ankle sprains or ankle instability

Irregularity in the shape or look of the foot or ankle, such as bunions, acquired flatfoot or crooked toes and other deformities





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In one location, we have brought together physicians specializing in Interventional Nephrology, Podiatry, Vascular Surgery, Gastroenterology and other specialties with the goal of improving health and ensuring satisfaction for our patients.

Unlike many hospitals, Willow Springs Surgery Center offers a comfortable, convenient environment with appointment flexibility for patients who need day surgery. Physicians who work at Willow Springs Surgery Center enjoy the updated equipment, spacious facility and experienced staff they need offer exceptional care for their patients.

We offer a comfortable environment surrounded by forest preserve, free parking close to the entrance and a community-focused practice in the south suburbs. Willow Springs Surgery Center is a short drive from Chicago, the western and northern suburbs and Northwest Indiana.