Devang C. Patel, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. Patel has been practicing podiatry in Norwalk since 1996. Dr. Patel and his staff provide comprehensive and quality care for all of your foot care needs. Dr. Patel graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1989 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Molecular Biology.
From there he went to medical school at the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated Magna Cum Laude. This college along with the Chicago Medical School is now part of the Rosalind Franklin Medicine and Science. He has had extensive training in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery at St. John Hospital- North Shores outside of Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Patel was board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in 1998 and has achieved recertification in 2006. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is also certified in Cryotherapy and Osteotripsey procedures that are utilized in the treatment of various conditions including heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and neuroma.
He is also a member various medical societies including: American Podiatric Medicine Association, Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association, Fairfield County Podiatric Medical Association and the Norwalk Medical Society. Dr. Patel has served as an officer in the FCPMA.
Dr. Patel is currently on staff at Norwalk Hospital and its surgery center, HealthSouth Surgery Center in Bridgeport, and Waveny Care Center. He continues to maintain the newest techniques in surgery and treatment of foot conditions through extensive continuing medical education. Dr. Patel is also active in teaching. He is a member of the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners and reviews journal submissions of the
Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Dr. Patel and his wife, Marie, are active in the community. They have 2 boys, Wesley and Mitchell. They enjoy playing various sports including baseball, soccer, swimming and golf.
The office staff is courteous, skilled and caring. Their objective is to make your foot care free from anxiety and help you feel comfortable.
On your first visit, we begin by the necessary intake forms and paperwork. Once completed you will be brought into a treatment room promptly. Someone will assess your needs to expedite the process. We understand that no one likes to be kept waiting.
Dr. Patel will then complete a thorough history review and physical exam to aid in the treatment of your foot condition. Various tests may be necessary and this may include a walking of gait examination and diagnostic x-rays to evaluate any osseous conditions. Once the examination is completed, the doctor will discuss a treatment program to get you back to a comfortable activity level.
Dr. Patel would like to ensure your comfort and safety. Our instruments are always clean and sterilized. We closely follow the guidelines outlined by the OSHA, CDC and the state societies.
As in all medical specialties our goal is to prevent ailments that may hinder your health.
Your feet are very important and we have all heard the saying that:
"When your feet hurt...Everything hurts."
Marisa DeMatteo-Santa, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. DeMatteo-Santa graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Fairfield University in 1999. She went on to graduate cum laude from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2005. She completed her residency training at Yale University Hospital, where she was trained extensively in elective and reconstructive foot surgery and management of the diabetic foot. She is board certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and is board certified in foot surgery with the American Board of Foot & Ankle surgery. Dr. DeMatteo-Santa joined our staff in May 2011, after practicing in the New York metropolitan area for more than 2 years. Dr. DeMatteo-Santa accepts most insurance plans, and is on staff at both Norwalk Hospital and the Norwalk Surgery Center. Her husband, Raymond, is a chiropractor in Old Greenwich. They have three small children and currently reside in Fairfield, CT, where they are active members of the community.