Dr. Oliver Zong and Dr. Dina Tsentserensky opened NYC Footcare with a simple mission: treat the ailments that plague the feet. While they specialize in enhancing health and function, addressing such issues as hammer toes, bunions, and heel pain, the team also considers the foot's aesthetic appearance. Dr. Zong has coined terms such as foot makeover and foot face-lift as a means of describing their emphasis on the cosmetics of one of the body's more underappreciated parts. In order to diagnose conditions afflicting that hardworking appendage, the staff utilizes advanced diagnostic equipment. MRIs, CAT scans, and diagnostic ultrasounds delves deep into the recesses of heels and toes to seek out the source of discomfort and the uncontrollable urge to jitterbug. Once problems have been identified, the doctors aim to correct them with minimally invasive methods. Laser nail-fungus treatments require no ointments or anesthetic, and shock-wave therapy can help alleviate heel pain without the need for surgery.
Before moving to the United States, Dr. John Mwando studied at the University of Nairobi in Kenya, where he earned his doctor of medicine degree with a concentration in infectious disease. Once stateside, he continued his studies, graduating with honors from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine before engaging in a three-year residency. Now, as an attending physician at three institutions, he devotes his time to performing foot and ankle surgery and other procedures that produce happy feet. Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, he reduces bunions and evicts nail fungi, readying feet to appear in sandals when it gets hot outside or appear in court when it gets hot in the jury box.
At Midtown Foot Doctors, Dr. Emmanuel Fuzaylov performs about 400 minimal-incision foot surgeries every year. With an artist's eye, he makes discreet cuts that heal quickly and don't show through glass slippers. After surgeries, he teaches patients range-of-motion exercises that get them waltzing again as soon as possible. Joined by a host of MRI machines, x-rays, and lasers, Dr. Fuzaylov treats pedal maladies such as bunions, hammertoe, tendinitis, and toenail fungus.
The waiting room at Irving Surgery and Wellness Center is more like a living room: its cushy sofas and easy chairs could have been swiped off the patio of a country estate, and there’s a silvery-white color scheme that lends an open-air feeling. It sets the tone for how the four doctors here aim to make clients comfortable in their office. They work respectively in anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, and treating back and neck conditions.
A group of more than 50 podiatrists across the world have one thing in common, besides podiatry: they received training from Dr. Dean Spellman, a 25-year veteran who tends to the foot-oriented needs of clients of all ages. In addition to holding positions at several hospitals and surgical centers, Dr. Spellman serves as one of two podiatrists at Family Foot Care—a well-established podiatric center with locations throughout the New York City area. And when he’s not helping patients regain the pep in their step, Spellman takes the time to work with youth soccer teams to ensure all participants can run, kick, and victoriously prance with ease.
A staff of experts deftly address maladies of ankles and the entire foot, from bones and ligaments to skin and nails, to help patients enjoy pain-free mobility. Their laser treatments tackle unsightly nail fungus, or onychomycosis, leaving toes healthy, clear, and void of mushrooms.
Dr. Daniel Drapacz is the managing director of New York Foot Expert, where he draws on his 20 years of experience specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the foot and ankle. He first honed his skill set and knowledge in sports medicine as chief resident of foot surgery at East Orange General Hospital, where he trained surgical residents and stubborn copy machines. Now, as a licensed full-service podiatrist, he helps improve his patients' health by treating foot and ankle maladies such as ingrown toenails, bunions, and diabetic complications.
Manhattan Dr. Daniel Drapacz is the managing director of New York Foot Expert, where he draws on his 20 years of experience specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the foot and ankle. He first honed his skill set and knowledge in sports medicine as chief resident of foot surgery at East Orange General Hospital, where he trained surgical residents and stubborn copy machines. Now, as a licensed full-service podiatrist, he helps improve his patients' health by treating foot and ankle maladies such as ingrown toenails, bunions, and diabetic complications.