Staff

All our professionals at South Texas Foot Specialist maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry

  • Dr.
    Bernabe B. Canlas, D.P.M.
    Podiatry Specialist

    South Texas Foot Specialist

    Dr. Canlas is a native of San Angelo, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from Angelo State University and his medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed residencies at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and at Plantation General Hospital. Dr. Canlas leads an active lifestyle, which reflects his treatment goals of restoration of function and quality of life. He is committed to returning patients to a healthy, enjoyable lifestyle while maintaining the highest level of patient care. 

    Dr. Canlas specializes in surgical and non-surgical treatment of foot and ankle disorders. He is trained in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, lower extremity trauma, diabetic limb salvage, and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He is board-certified in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery as well as foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Canlas is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

    Dr. Canlas and his wife Lauren live in the Clear Lake area and enjoy spending family time with their two boys, Talan and Brady. Dr. Canlas also enjoys playing golf and fly fishing.

    Dr. Canlas is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot / Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

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  • Dr.
    Evan A. Bridges, D.P.M
    Podiatry Specialist

    South Texas Foot Specialist

    Dr. Bridges is a native Texan born and raised in Tomball, Texas. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Texas in Austin and his medical degree from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Bridges was a co-valedictorian of his medical class receiving a 4.0 GPA for all four years of study. He returned to his roots in Houston, Texas where he trained at St. Joseph Medical Center for 3 years. During his residency, he received advanced training in forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction, sports medicine, diabetic limb salvage, complex trauma, and ankle arthroscopy. For all three years of training, Dr. Bridges worked closely with all three physicians at South Texas Foot Specialist. He is committed to returning patients to work, activity, and sport as quickly as possible. He also has a special interest in PRP, stem cell therapy, and newer, advanced techniques allowing an earlier return to activity. 

    Dr. Bridges was a member of the University of Texas Tennis Team from 2005-2007 and was a 5A State Champion in 2004. His training habits in sports continued to his medical and surgical training. Currently, Dr. Bridges resides in Friendswood with his wife, Julia, and son, Anderson. He lives a very active lifestyle and still enjoys tennis, running, fishing, and community service. Dr. Bridges is currently boarded eligible with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 

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  • Dr.
    Viraj Rathnayake, D.P.M.
    Podiatry Specialist

    South Texas Foot Specialist

    Dr. Viraj Rathnayake is board qualified in foot surgery and rearfoot reconstructive surgery and experienced in treating all types of podiatric conditions from plantar fasciitis to simple and complex diabetic wounds. By happenstance, he had many ankle injuries in undergrad and saw a podiatrist who he later shadowed. From there, he became engrossed in the specialty. Dr. Rathnayake received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences and a degree in Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery from Westside Regional Medical Center. He graduated with honors in 2016. Having more than 5 years of diverse experiences, especially in podiatry, Dr. Rathnayake affiliated with many hospitals including HCA Clear Lake Regional Hospital, HCA Mainland Hospital, HCA Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist St. John’s Hospital, Kindred Hospital Bay Area, Cornerstone Hospital, Houston Physicians’ Hospital, UTMB Clear Lake, PAM Rehab Hospital Clear Lake, and CHI St. Luke’s Health-Brazosport Hospital. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and exploring with his wife and daughter, hiking, kayaking, and biking.

    It is his mission to give the most comprehensive foot and ankle treatment to our patients. Dr. Rathnayake strives for quality in conjunction with giving the safest and most efficient return to his or her daily functional activity.

    Meet Dr. Rathnayake Video

    Dr. Rathnayake Explains Plantar Fasciitis

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  • Dr. Shirmeen Lakhani, DPM
    Podiatry Specialist

    Dr. Shirmeen Lakhani, DPM, is a Podiatry specialist with over 13 years of diverse experience. She attended and graduated from Barry University School Podiatric Medicine in 2008 and is specially trained and skilled in treating disorders and injuries of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. As a Podiatrist, Shirmeen Lakhani, DPM performs diagnostic imaging of the foot, pain and mobility assessment, and treatment of acute foot injuries and disorders. Podiatry is a medical specialty that deals with disorders and dysfunction of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Significant diseases and conditions treated by Podiatrists include sprains, broken bones, complications arising from diabetes and poor circulation, abnormal growth, nerve pain, hammertoe, arthritis, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, neuroma, athlete's foot, skin disorders, athletic injuries, congenital birth defects, and infection. Medical tests, procedures and therapies provided by Podiatrists include x-ray, MRI, and CT diagnostic imaging, foot and ankle surgery, pain and mobility assessment, patient education, in-office pain relief of minor foot and ankle disorders, and referrals to physical therapists or other specialists as needed.  She is affiliated with many hospitals including Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. 

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Hours of Operation

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Lake Jackson, TX Podiatrist

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Friendswood, TX Podiatrist

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-4:30 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Pearland, TX Podiatrist

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

League City, TX Podiatrist

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-4:30 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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