Javier Guzman, M.D
Dr. Guzman is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Reconstructive surgeon. He is a native of South West Florida, and grew up in Charlotte county. He specializes in state of the art and proven treatments for conditions such as ankle arthritis, fractures, tendon and ligament injuries, flat feet, complex foot deformities, as well as sports related injuries such as Achilles tendon ruptures, ankle sprains, and stress fractures. He is also trained in minimally invasive techniques for conditions such as hallux valgus(bunion) correction. He has published numerous peer reviewed articles on conditions of the foot and ankle as well as other conditions in orthopedic surgery. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
He completed his medical training at Icahn School of Medicine, Mt Sinai, New York City, NY, where he graduated with distinction in Research. Following medical school, he completed his Orthopaedic surgery residency at Mt Sinai, and then complete his fellowship at the prestigious Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Approach to Treating Patients
“When treating patients, I believe it’s important for physicians to form a partnership with their patients. My goal is to provide patients with all the resources they need to make informed decisions with respect to their care, and this takes listening, conversing, and connecting. I want my patients to understand all aspects of their care, and no question or concern is too small.”
“Foot and Ankle conditions can be complex and there is no “one size fits all.” My goal is to treat patients with nonoperative treatment whenever possible, whether this entails bracing, customized orthotics, or therapy. When surgery is needed, my patients will be treated to their individual needs with the goal of getting them back to doing the things they love, whether this is taking a walk or going back to playing competitive sports.”
Undergraduate Education: University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York City, NY
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York City, NY
Fellowship: Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore Maryland