VP Foot & Ankle Specialist is a two-location podiatry practice located in the Printer's Row and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois. Aaron Raestas, DPM, and the VP Foot & Ankle Specialist team offer the highest quality podiatry care and use the latest non-operative treatments and surgeries to address a wide range of foot and ankle complications.
Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Raestas earned his doctorate in podiatric medicine from Rosalind Franklin University, here in Chicago. He then completed his residency training at St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey, where he received extensive training in forefoot surgery, rearfoot/ankle reconstruction, and limb salvage. Dr. Raestas is also trained in advanced wound care therapies and certified in total ankle replacement surgery. Dr. Raestas is currently on staff at Thorek Memorial Hospital, where he performs surgery and is involved in both outpatient and inpatient care.
At VP Foot & Ankle Specialist, patients of all ages can explore procedures and services to help them overcome the obstacles that come with foot injuries, complications, and deformities. Dr. Raestas assesses patients using high-tech imaging tests like X-rays and compassionately listens as they share their concerns and symptoms.
VP Foot & Ankle Specialist frequently treats patients for injuries like ankle sprains and bone fractures as well as deformities that develop over time, like bunions, hammertoe, and Charcot arthropathy. Additionally, Dr. Raestas and his team provide advanced care for corns, calluses, and diabetic foot ulcers.
Most treatment plans at VP Foot & Ankle Specialist start with non-operative measures like medications, physical therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and custom orthotics. Treatments like these promote healing without scalpels, scarring, and long healing periods.
Despite his focus on non-surgical therapies, Dr. Raestas has extensive experience with advanced surgeries like total ankle replacement and foot arthroscopy, or minimally invasive surgery, and can plan them in cases where conservative measures cannot provide relief.
Any complication involving the foot or ankle can get worse with time because of the pressures of standing, walking, or wearing shoes that don’t provide adequate foot support. To schedule an evaluation, call the VP Foot & Ankle Specialist location nearest you, or book online today.
Words from our patients
"As a patient I appreciate knowing the different alternatives and solutions to facilitate healing and management of my condition."
"Had searing pain in my foot which was diagnosed as a neuroma and fixed in one session. Great location, clean, with friendly staff. Couldn't recommend him more."
"Very kind and patient. He was easy to talk to and informative. He provided me all the answers about my foot and gave me further insight to my condition."