Spoke with my landlord Jim about orthos. He didn't know Dr. Leland personally, but he said that if he is a foot specialist and is experienced he is probably good. If he is a general orthopedist, he recommended a second opinion with a foot specialist. His recommendation for a foot specialist is Dr. Desai 303-233-1223. I think thats the boulder office for the sports medicine orthopedic group that Jim practices with. So, its in essence a self referral, grain of salt taken with it. Their practice does have a bunch of hot shot docs with impressive credentials though who were the cream of the crop of orthos.
My personal thoughts are that wrists, ankles, knees and shoulders are comlplicated joints and I'd want a specialist to work on them. I'm glad I went to a hand specialist when I broke my forearm. Results were awesome with no loss of range of motion, lingering pain, or any issues whatsoever.
Best of luck with the surgery and the healing process.