Foot and ankle surgeons are podiatric physicians who specialize in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of a variety of conditions that affect people of every age.
A foot and ankle surgeon holds an advanced degree as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). Podiatric medicine deals with the bones, soft tissues, and function of the foot and ankle, as well as how podiatric conditions may relate to other parts of the body.
Foot and ankle surgeons provide a wide range of care-from nonsurgical methods to correct common podiatric problems to state-of-the-art corrective and reconstructive surgical techniques.
NY Foot & Ankle Specialists are board certified in American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery and American Board of Podiatric Medicine
For people with diabetes even the smallest blister, sore, or cut on the foot can pose tremendous risks. Something as minor as an irritation from a small pebble in a shoe can quickly progress from a wound that doesn’t heal to a dangerous infection that can lead to serious complications and even a life threatening situation.
If you have a wound on your leg or foot that is not healing, it is very important to seek medical attention. NY Foot & Ankle Specialists, specializes in treating all types of wounds that may be caused by cuts, burns, trauma, infection and diabetic ulceration.
Whether due to repetitive strain (overuse injuries) or a sudden accident (acute injuries), sports injuries to the stress-bearing lower limbs are a frequent occurrence among athletes and casual exercisers alike. Common sports injuries to the foot, ankle and lower leg range from blisters, contusions, and toenail trauma to turf toe, heel pain, Achilles tendon problems, sprains or strains, as well as fractures from repeated stress or sudden impact.
Minimally invasive foot surgery involves the use of advanced methods of care and specialized instruments to perform surgical procedures through small, minute incisions. With minimally invasive surgery a range of painful foot conditions such as bunions, recurring corns, hammertoes, big toe arthritis, heel pain, and many others can be successfully treated.
Neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves in the body. Each nerve has a special covering and when that covering is damaged, the nerve doesn't function normally. A "tingling" sensation or a feeling of "pins and needles" may be a warning sign to the patient that their nerves are functioning abnormally.
Dr. Peter Mancuso is the founder of NY Foot & Ankle Surgeons. He is the Chief of Podiatry at Southside Hospital part of Northwell Health. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Mancuso is cofounder of the Long Island Wound Healing Association, Optimum Podiatry Group and Island Wound Healing. He is a past President of the Suffolk County Podiatric Medical Association. Read more. >>
Dr. Siegel graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 1989. Dr. Siegel received his Podiatric Medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and went on to complete his Podiatric Surgical Residency at Saint Barnabas Hospital. Dr. Siegel was honored with the award of Podiatric Resident of the Year in 1995. Dr. Siegel has been board certified by the prestigious American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery since August of 2000 and has performed numerous complex surgical procedures over the past 22 plus years. Dr. Siegel has practiced in the Bay Shore area since 1998 and currently holds full staff privileges at both Good Samaritan Hospital and South Shore University Hospital. Dr. Siegel is both a surgeon and clinical instructor and has twice been awarded the Renato Giorgini Podiatric Attending of the Year. Dr. Siegel treats patients of all ages and conservatively and surgically manages all maladies of the foot and ligaments and tendons of the ankle.
Dr. Esther Hansen is an Attending at Southside Hospital, completed her podiatric medicine and surgical residency at Northport VA. She is Board Qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Read more. >>