About Our Practice

The Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Center focuses on the comprehensive treatment of all foot and ankle pathology; these include deformities, sports related injuries, nerve injuries, arthritis, diabetic foot problems and ulcerations.  Our goal is to provide patients with quality of care through compassion, commitment and excellence.  Dr. Gabriela Mendez Yurkanin uses the most advanced techniques in foot and ankle surgery to provide patients with an earlier return to walking, decreased pain and increased function.

We provide superior and specialized care to treat all patients in the Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, you can now focus of your recovery and be confident that the best care is being provided to address all of your foot and ankle needs.
Our staff at Yurkanin Foot & Ankle Reconstructive Center value our patients and are committed to working with your providers, family and skilled facilities to provide you with the best surgical outcomes.  We understand that you have entrusted us with your care and we will work with you throughout the entire process to ensure that your expectations are being met.

Areas of Expertise

  • Minimally invasive surgery for bunion, plantar fasciitis, heel fractures and ligament repairs.
  • Foot & Ankle Trauma
  • Acquired Adult Flatfoot correction
  • Surgical correction of drop foot
  • Charcot Foot
  • Surgical management of arthritis of foot and ankle.
  • Cartilage Restoration techniques
  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Wound Care
  • Management of complicated bone and soft tissue infections.
  • Microsurgical Nerve Repair of nerve injuries

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“Thursday, August 16th was my first visit with Dr. Yurkanin. She was extremely nice and is doing everything to help me with my ankle. I also had to have an X-ray done in the office and her staff was extremely nice and was super nice to my 6 year old”
Dr Yurkanin is so compassionate, very easy to talk to and explains everything so you understand before leaving your appointment I highly recommend her!
Dr. Yurkanin is an excellent podiatrist and surgeon. She is very compassionate, and takes the time to explain everything you need to know about your treatment options. I wouldn't go to anyone else!
I highly recommend Dr. Yurkanin to anyone looking for a quality podiatrist! I’ve liked her from day one and now that she’s in her own office I like her 100x more. She’s a great doctor and surgeon, along with being pleasant and patient.  I truly appreciate her skills and personality.