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Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists

Matthew F. Wachtler, DPM

Podiatrist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Cedar Grove, NJ

 

About Dr. Wachtler

Matthew F. Wachtler, DPM, FACFAS, is a skilled podiatrist at Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists. He provides comprehensive foot and ankle care to patients in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Dr. Wachtler graduated from Rowan University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He then went on to receive his medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. 

After completing his medical education, Dr. Wachtler was trained in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery at Morristown Medical Center of the Atlantic Health System. During his residency, he was elected chief resident and was extensively trained in both clinical and surgical complex foot and ankle pathologies. He specializes in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, wound care, runners’ pathologies, diabetic foot care, and all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery. Dr. Wachtler is board certified in foot surgery and is a diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Wachtler also serves as the secretary for the Eastern Division of the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society and is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Wachtler is currently on staff at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, as well as Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. He stays up-to-date on new techniques and procedures and has contributed to the field through multiple lectures, research projects, and publications. Dr. Wachtler is also proud to be voted Best Podiatrist in “Best of Essex 2018 & 2019.”


Voted Best Podiatrist 2 years in a row!

Services


Ingrown Toenails

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Plantar Fasciitis

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Orthotics

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Plantar Warts

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Neuroma

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Foot Pain

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Bunions

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Hammer Toes

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Achilles Tendonitis

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Athlete's Foot

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Nail fungus

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Our Mission

We pride ourselves on providing not only the highest quality care but also in a friendly manner. When treating foot and ankle problems, you need a podiatrist you can trust. Our team of dedicated professionals give you the attention you deserve. Our doctors are extensively trained in all aspects of podiatry as well as reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Despite this extensive surgical training, we are conservatively minded and our primary goal is to get you back on your feet and back to the things you love. We strive to treat all of our patients as we would our own family.

What is Gout? Holiday Season Can Trigger Foot Pain

(Cedar Grove, NJ) Got gout? If so, Dr. Wachtler, a Cedar Grove foot and ankle surgeon has a recommendation for surviving the holidays: Watch what you eat and drink. Changes in diet, including overindulging in certain foods and beverages,...

Q&A with Dr. Wachtler

Why do I feel like I could sprain my ankle at any time? This is usually caused by a high arch foot type, chronic ankle instability or both. A high arch foot type often causes pressure to the outside of one’s foot and makes it easier to roll the ankle.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "I had a very good first experience with Dr. Wachtler and his staff. No long wait, he was very attentive and thorough"

    Jill W.
  • Healthgrades

    "Excellent, doctor is very knowledgeable and professional at all times. Doctor explains everything in lay mens terms. The entire staff is pleasant and very helpful"

    Greg S.
  • Healthgrades

    "Good experience. He knew immediately what the problem was and was able to help."

    Josephine C.
  • Healthgrades

    "The staff was very friendly and Dr. Wachtler was very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend this office."

    BarbD
  • ZocDoc

    "Wonderful personality. Makes you feel comfortable with him. Very easy to talk to and explains things very well."

    Jamiyla C.
  • ZocDoc

    "Dr. Wachtler was extremely friendly and informative about my sons flat feet issues. I strongly recommend him."

    Alicia T.
  • ZocDoc

    "Very professional and knowledgeable. Clean environment and didn’t take long."

    Dominic D.
  • ZocDoc

    "Polite, explained everything well. Courteous staff. Good communication."

    Ana R.
  • ZocDoc

    "Excellent doctor. The exercises that he suggested have worked well."

    Verified Patient
  • ZocDoc

    "My visit was great! He explained everything so clearly and was so patient. Answered all my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Wachtler!"

    Sugandha S.
  • ZocDoc

    "Great experience as a new patient. I recommend!"

    Marc M.
  • ZocDoc

    "My visit with Matthew Wachtler was great. He talked me through the procedure so I knew everything he was doing before he did it, which was very reassuring."

    Katie D.
  • ZocDoc

    "Very nice and professional."

    Carlos D.
  • ZocDoc

    "Dr. Wachtler took his time and explained everything very thoroughly. I never felt rushed and left feeling like I knew more about my ailment than when I walked in."

    Vladimir M.
  • ZocDoc

    "Staff was friendly and I was taken in right away. Dr. listened to my concern and was thorough in his explanation of the problem and what I needed to do."

    Verified Patient
  • ZocDoc

    "Dr. Wachtler is an amazing doctor! He is down to earth and explains everything in ways that you will be able to understand it. The office staff are very kind as well."

    Verified Patient
Location
Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists
886 Pompton Ave, Suite A-1
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Phone: 973-857-1184
Fax: 973-857-3114
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973-857-1184