NY Foot & Ankle Specialists

Foot and ankle surgeons are podiatric physicians who specialize in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of a variety of conditions that affect people of every age.

A foot and ankle surgeon holds an advanced degree as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). Podiatric medicine deals with the bones, soft tissues, and function of the foot and ankle, as well as how podiatric conditions may relate to other parts of the body.

Foot and ankle surgeons provide a wide range of care-from nonsurgical methods to correct common podiatric problems to state-of-the-art corrective and reconstructive surgical techniques.

NY Foot & Ankle Specialists are board certified in American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery and American Board of Podiatric Medicine



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Some of our Services

NY Foot & Ankle Specialists

Diabetic Foot Exams

For people with diabetes even the smallest blister, sore, or cut on the foot can pose tremendous risks. Something as minor as an irritation from a small pebble in a shoe can quickly progress from a wound that doesn’t heal to a dangerous infection that can lead to serious complications and even a life threatening situation.

NY Foot & Ankle Specialists

Wound Care

If you have a wound on your leg or foot that is not healing, it is very important to seek medical attention. NY Foot & Ankle Specialists, specializes in treating all types of wounds that may be caused by cuts, burns, trauma, infection and diabetic ulceration.

NY Foot & Ankle Specialists

Sports Medicine

Whether due to repetitive strain (overuse injuries) or a sudden accident (acute injuries), sports injuries to the stress-bearing lower limbs are a frequent occurrence among athletes and casual exercisers alike. Common sports injuries to the foot, ankle and lower leg range from blisters, contusions, and toenail trauma to turf toe, heel pain, Achilles tendon problems, sprains or strains, as well as fractures from repeated stress or sudden impact.

NY Foot & Ankle Specialists

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Minimally invasive foot surgery involves the use of advanced methods of care and specialized instruments to perform surgical procedures through small, minute incisions. With minimally invasive surgery a range of painful foot conditions such as bunions, recurring corns, hammertoes, big toe arthritis, heel pain, and many others can be successfully treated.

NY Foot & Ankle Specialists


Neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves in the body. Each nerve has a special covering and when that covering is damaged, the nerve doesn't function normally. A "tingling" sensation or a feeling of "pins and needles" may be a warning sign to the patient that their nerves are functioning abnormally.

Meet Our Doctors


Peter J. Mancuso, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Peter Mancuso is the founder of NY Foot & Ankle Surgeons. He is the Chief of Podiatry at Southside Hospital part of Northwell Health. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Mancuso is cofounder of the Long Island Wound Healing Association, Optimum Podiatry Group and Island Wound Healing. He is a past President of the Suffolk County Podiatric Medical Association. Read more. >>


Dr. Christopher Schroeder

Christopher Schroeder, DPM, ACFAS

Dr. Schroeder graduated from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine Rosalind Franklin University. He completed his residency at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Northwell and served as chief resident. He continued his education after residency completing a Fellowship Program in Advanced Wound Care and Tissue Healing at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Read more. >>


Dr. Esther Hanson

Esther Hansen, DPM

Dr. Esther Hansen is an Attending at Southside Hospital, completed her podiatric medicine and surgical residency at Northport VA. She is Board Qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Read more. >>


Dr. Gail Garofalo

Gail Garafolo, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Garafolo, completed her podiatric medicine and surgical residency. She is Board Qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Read more. >>