The best time for surgery could be any time, it truly depends on your condition, what foot is affected and needing surgery and also your lifestyle, occupation and social needs. For one person, having surgery at the end of the year is beneficial due to insurance deductibles being met, yet another person may find that this is too busy a time of year to be off their foot. Right foot surgery often requires some time that you aren't able to drive. Talk to your doctor to get a better understanding of what is involved and your recovery process - this will often guide you to the answer that is right for you!