Dr. Affan Akhtar, DPM

PodiatryMaleAge 45

Dr. Akhtar
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Optimal Ankle & Foot, LLC

1636 Parker Ave Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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Dr. Affan Akhtar, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Fort Lee, NJ and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York College of Podiatric Medicine medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital At Rahway and Saint Joseph's University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Akhtar to book an appointment.

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Dr. Akhtar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Achilles Tendinitis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhtar treats Achilles Tendinitis more than 47% of his peers

Dr. Akhtar treats this condition more than 47% of his peers

Achilles Tendon Injuries
treats

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he treats this condition.

Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
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Achilles Tenotomy
performs

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Acute Gout
treats

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he treats this condition.

Ankle Arthroscopy
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Ankle Fracture
treats

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he treats this condition.

Ankle Instability
treats

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he treats this condition.

Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
performs

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Ankle Replacement
performs

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhtar treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 47% of his peers

Dr. Akhtar treats this condition more than 47% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
Ankle Sprains and Strains
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhtar treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Akhtar treats this condition more than 64% of his peers

Ankle Surgery
performs

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Athlete's Foot
treats

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Bunion
may treat

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Bunion Surgery
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Dermatitis
treats

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he treats this condition.

Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
treats

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he treats this condition.

Flatfoot Correction
performs

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
may perform

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Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
performs

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Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
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Foot and Ankle Injuries
treats

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he treats this condition.

Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
may perform

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Foot and Ankle Surgery
performs

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Foot Conditions
treats

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he treats this condition.

Foot Deformities
treats

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he treats this condition.

Foot Fracture
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhtar treats Foot Fracture more than 15% of his peers

Dr. Akhtar treats this condition more than 15% of his peers

Foot Sprain
may treat

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Foot Surgery
performs

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Fracture
treats

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he treats this condition.

Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
performs

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Fracture Care
performs

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Hammer Toe
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhtar treats Hammer Toe more than 41% of his peers

Dr. Akhtar treats this condition more than 41% of his peers

Hammer Toe Repair
may perform

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Heel Pain
treats

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Heel Spur
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Ingrown Toenail
treats

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Ingrown Toenail Surgery
performs

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Ingrown Toenail Treatment
performs

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Nail Avulsion and Excision
may perform

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Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
treats

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he treats this condition.

Pain Disorder
treats

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he treats this condition.

Plantar Fasciitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhtar treats Plantar Fasciitis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Akhtar treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Sever's Disease
treats

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he treats this condition.

Stress Fracture of Foot
treats

Dr. Akhtar has indicated that he treats this condition.

Wound Care and Management
performs

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Wounds
treats

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Dr. Akhtar's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Acute Gout
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Pain Disorder
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Wound Care and Management
  • Wounds

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Dr. Akhtar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Akhtar

4.4

Based on 13 ratings

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (12)
  • Explained conditions well (12)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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Dr. Akhtar completed surgery on both my feet for plantar fasciitis and hammer toes. Very happy. I can now walk without any pain. Great doctor and staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Ankle & Foot Specialist

Biography

ExperienceBoard Certified in Foot SurgeryReconstructive Foot & Ankle SurgeryReds Anke and Foot Associates – Current Podiatric SurgeonRobert Wood Johnson...Read more

Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Surgery

Education

Roger Williams Med Ctr Boston University
Residency Hospital
2004
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Medical School
2000
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 2007 ACFAS Complication Seminar, Lecturer
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Member
  • American Podiatric Medical Association, Member
  • American Professional Wound Care Association, Member
  • Ankle and STJ Fusion American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Member
  • New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society, Member

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What are Dr. Affan Akhtar, DPM's top areas of care?

Dr. Akhtar frequently treats Plantar Fasciitis, Ankle Sprains and Strains, and Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Akhtar treats.

Where is Dr. Affan Akhtar, DPM's office located?

Dr. Akhtar's office is located at 1636 Parker Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Akhtar speaks Spanish, Urdu, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Optimal Ankle & Foot, LLC

Fort Lee Office1636 Parker Ave Fort Lee, NJ 07024
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital At Rahway

Rahway, NJ

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Saint Joseph's University Medical Center

Paterson, NJ

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

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