As a foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Loncarich often works intimately with other physicians in order to provide an optimal and comprehensive treatment care plan. This includes physicians specializing in internal medicine, pediatrics, vascular surgery, radiology, plastic surgery, endocrinology and anesthesiology. Utilization of the expertise of these other specialists in the treatment and your foot and ankle problem insures the optimal outcome and the quickest recovery possible.
Oftentimes patients think that they do not need to see an orthopedic surgeon because they feel that they do not want nor need surgery. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of foot and ankle problems, Dr. Loncarich is focused on the appropriate treatment of the given problem and the given situation. Most problems can be treated and improved without surgical procedure. These options include physical therapy, bracing, immobilization in boots or cast, and orthotics. However, if these measures are unsuccessful surgery is always a potential solution, but in most cases this is the final solution.