Dr. Darren Silvester, DPM

Podiatry •  Male • Age 61
  
Dr. Silvester
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic

13525 Centerbrook Ste 104 Universal City, TX 78148

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(210) 375-3318

Dr. Darren Silvester, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Universal City, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Connally Memorial Medical Center and Methodist Heart Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Silvester to book an appointment.


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(210) 375-3318

Dr. Silvester accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Silvester's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Nerve Block, Somatic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silvester performs Nerve Block, Somatic more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Silvester performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silvester treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Silvester treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
Foot Conditions
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silvester treats Foot Conditions more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Silvester treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Silvester's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Thrombosis

Dr. Silvester's Reviews

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4.7

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      Always polite staff and always making sure that I’m ok
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      May 19, 2020
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      Had surgery for Morton's Neuroma on both feet 6 months ago and have seen 100% improvement. Scars healed nicely and toes are coming back to feeling normal. I am able to keep up with my dog when we walk. Fixing the neuromas also helped with my body alignment. Dr. Silvester was patient with my questions and allowed me to take notes. He didn't rush through his examination. It was extremely nice to have the surgery site in the same facility. They were very organized. Follow up appointments were informative and not rushed. Overall experience was extremely satisfactory.
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      Jan 29, 2020
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      Today is so very different from a few weeks ago. No more pain from bunions, hammertoes or sore feet. A comprehensive consultation with Dr. Silvester, followed by outpatient surgical procedures, corrected and alleviated my problems. Dr. Silvester and all of his associates were extremely understanding, compassionate and thoroughly professional. I recommend to anyone suffering similar difficulties, to make an appointment with Dr. Silvester and get the same relief that I received.
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      cjb/live oak – Nov 02, 2019
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      Dr. Silvester made new orthotic inserts for my shoes, which gave me instant foot pain relief. I wish I had visited him two years ago!
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      No more foot pain! – Sep 24, 2019
      We wish you would've found us earlier too. :) It...Read More
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      had ingrown toe nails done and then 2 months later had toe surgery performed on both feet. I have to say one of the best experiences i have had with Dr. Silvester and his staff. Friendly and polite. they strive to provide minimal pain and I hardly had any. They answered all my questions and any concerns. Id give 6 stars if it was available
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      John – Sep 19, 2019
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      Wonderful Dr. Silvester helped my child with his feet when no ones could ?????? I most definitely recommend Dr. Silvester ????
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      SarahV.Mireles in Pleasanton , UT – Jun 14, 2019
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      I would very much recommend Dr. Silvester to my family and friends. I have already! He was thorough, knowledgeable, witty and he solved my problems. The staff also was a pleasure to work with. 3 months after surgery I am once again good to go. Thank you Dr. S and staff.
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      Christi in Universal City, TX – Jun 01, 2019
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      After spending months in wound care at a local hospital without much success, I decided to give Dr Sylvester a call. He brought me in right away. No long wait...and he had a plan to fix my issue promptly. What they had spent months working on to no vail, Dr. Sylvester cured in just a few weeks. I am back on my feet. Great bedside manner with no bull. He talks to you in lay terms that you can understand. Great Dr and a GREAT staff...Who knew...The Doctor with ldies that actually like people working for him.
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      May 28, 2019
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      Best physicians ever!!!! No one could find my problem but these wonderful doctors did!!! The staff is amazing they treat you like family. I'm going back for surgery and I have the fullest confidence that I will be 100% better. They took the time to listen and treated me as a person. These doctors and staff are all heart. Very organized, pleasant, one word terrific!!!!
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      Tara in San Antonio , TX – Sep 20, 2018
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      I began having surgery on my feet at a very young age, which led to me feeling very uncomfortable with my feet, and Podoatrists in general, I’ve had ingrown toenails removed 6 different times, and each one was very traumatic. My experience at Next step Foot & Ankle clinic was so much more pleasant. The staff was extremely patient, and kind. The visit was very quick and simple, and most of all there was NO PAIN. I didn’t even know that was possible! Thank you to you and your staff!!
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      • Staff friendliness
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      Brittnee in Universal City, TX – Aug 02, 2018
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      After having a bad experience many years ago I was afraid to see another Podiatrist. Dr. Silvester was awesome. He knew I was a little afraid and each time he saw me or did a procedure he set me at ease. His staff from the front desk to the operating room were wonderful, professional and extremely courteous. Thank you Dr. Silvester and staff. AGH
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      • Staff friendliness
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      AGH in Cibolo – Jun 05, 2018
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      By far one of the best doctors I have ever met. His bedside manner is superb! We were in and out within the hour, that’s including wait time and double ingrown toenail surgery. The entire staff is very pleasant and the office is very clean and comfortable. I found my forever Podiatrist. I would highly recommend Dr. Silvester
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      • Staff friendliness
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      Christine in Selma, TX – Jun 05, 2018
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      The first words out a doctors mouth shouldn't be, "hurry up, I 140 other patients to see" This Doctor should be avoided at all cost, treats you like a piece of time aka meat. No respect towards his patients. I have never got in a yelling match with the doctor in my entire life and to have a doctor yell at you because you are afraid of needles is completely unprofessional. Then grab a piece a paper and say to you I knows what's wrong with you, that paper said "pain syndrome". Nurses are nice
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      Jan 24, 2018
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      Long story short- Dr. Silvester is my life saver!!! After being told by a prior doctor that my foot was unrepairable, I found Dr. Silvester @ Next Step foot and ankle Clinic. I suffered 35 years with foot pain but Dr. Silverter found the source of my foot pain and fixed it. It's been 7 weeks since my surgery and I now have movement on my foot and no more pain. THANK YOU Dr. SILVESTER! I would also like to THANK his wonderful, caring and friendly staff for all their help!
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      Estella in Cibolo, TX – Nov 03, 2017
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      After seeing 2 podiatrists in Austin, I determined that I needed a doctor with more advanced skills, experience, and knowledge to take my case to the next level. After an exhaustive internet search, I found Dr. Silvester! After my first visit, I immediately knew I was in the right hands. Since Dr. Silvester has been treating me, I have made signifcant progess and am on the path to being able to walk with normal foot function again. I drive 2.5 hours round trip to see him because of his skill.
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      Austin, TX – Sep 14, 2017
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      I had a previous podiatrist at stone oak which I wasn't crazy about being that my residence is in schertz it wasn't worth the drive.....so went browsing in the internet to find a closer Dr...well found Dr Silvester wow so glad from the time I called his office it's been great try him....you won't be sorry.
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      J lerma in Schertz tx – Aug 12, 2017
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      I went to see Dr. Silvester with a severely injured toe. I was impressed with the office and with the pleasant and professional staff. Dr Silvester performed an in-office procedure on my toe and it is healing well. I wouldn't hesitate to go back for any foot or ankle problem and would highly recommend this practice to friends and family.
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      Leigh Barnes in Schertz, TX – Feb 16, 2017
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      Dr Silvester was exceptional caring and gentle in the procedure. I am a VERY scared patient and was very nervous about even getting a shot to deaden the area, but Mrs. Cumpian was very gentle and took her time to give me the shot which was to my surprise very gentle and put me at ease immediately. I am a horrible patient but they made me feel at ease and Didn't hurt me as I was prepared for. Even so late in the day they took the extra time to ease me into the procedure and be patient with me,
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      Gail Goslin in Jourdanton, TX – Feb 29, 2016
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      About Me

      Welcome to Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic where your foot and ankle health is our top priority.  We have three podiatrists on staff, Dr. Darren Silvester, Dr. Boyd Bills & Dr. Gregory Larsen, along with two clinic locations, one in&n...Read more

      Specialties

      • Podiatry
      • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
      • Pediatric Podiatry
      • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
      • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
      • Podiatric Surgery
      • Podiatry Sports Medicine
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      Education

      1989
      Circle City Hospital
      Residency Hospital
      1988
      N/A
      Internship Hospital
      1984
      Brigham Young University
      Undergraduate School

      Languages

      • Spanish
      • English

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      Locations

      Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic

      Universal City, Texas13525 Centerbrook Ste 104 Universal City, TX 78148
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      • Hours
        • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Sat: closed
        • Sun: closed
      • Directions
      Pleasanton409 N Bryant St Pleasanton, TX 78064
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        • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Sat: closed
        • Sun: closed
      • Directions
      Olympia Surgery Center13525 Centerbrook Ste 100 Universal City, TX 78148
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        • Mon: 8:00am - 1:00pm
        • Tue: 8:00am - 1:00pm
        • Wed: 8:00am - 1:00pm
        • Thu: 8:00am - 1:00pm
        • Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm
        • Sat: closed
        • Sun: closed
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Connally Memorial Medical Center

      Floresville, TX

      77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

      Methodist Heart Hospital

      San Antonio, TX

      Methodist Hospital Northeast

      Live Oak, TX

      Methodist Hospital South

      Jourdanton, TX

      78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average