David J. Pochatko, M.D.

David J. Pochatko, M.D.

Specialty: Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. David J. Pochatko is a native of Western New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Canisius College graduating Summa Cum Laude. He got his Medical Doctorate(M.D.) from SUNY at Buffalo and was inducted into the National Medical Honor Society – Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his orthopedic residency in 1993 at The University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Dr. Pochatko went on to receive further post graduate training from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where he completed a foot and ankle fellowship.

Dr. Pochatko specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of the foot and ankle. Dr. Pochatko has 17 years of experience in the Western New York area surgically correcting such things as bunions, hammertoes, flatfoot deformities, ankle and foot fractures, achilles tendon problems/injuries as well as ligament instabilities of the ankle and foot. Dr. Pochatko sees many people who had previous surgery that did not work and works with the patient with residual problems surgically or nonsurgically to improve the patient’s livelihood.

Problems involving heel pain/plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis are put into protocols that have up to a 95% success rate at getting rid of your pain.

Sports injuries to the foot and ankle are diagnosed and treated with the understanding of the need to heal and get back into your sporting activity as quickly as possible.

Foot and ankle problems caused by dance are efficiently diagnosed and treated. Dr. Pochatko has worked with the Atlanta Ballet in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Pochatko has trained and works with physician assistants Jessica Parezo, RPA-C and Mark Pierino, RPA-C.

Dr. Pochatko is a member of  the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, New York State Orthopedic Society, and the Erie County Medical Society.

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Dr. Pochatko recommends FootCareMD, the official patient education website of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.