Dr. Lance Silverman, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Silverman Ankle & Foot 6600 France Ave S Ste 605 Edina, MN 55435 Get Directions
Dr. Lance Silverman, MD
Dr. Lance Silverman, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Edina, MN. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Silverman is affiliated with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minneapolis, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Saint Paul, AllinaHealth - United Hospital, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Fairview Ridges Hospital, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Saint Joseph's Hospital and Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

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Dr. Silverman will go out of his way, not only to talk to you in-depth about your diagnosis and treatment, but he will also take the time to ensure you understand every step of the planned medical procedure. He strongly believes that working together with each patient leads to better results. Dr. Silverman and his employees want you and your family to get the full attention you deserve.

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Patient Comments (15)
Minneapolis, MN |
I must have seen a totally different doctor than others and office staff is not friendly at all. The one receptionists, X-ray tech, nurse does everything and isn't to knowledgeable about conditions. Takes forever to get into, the wait once there is crazy especially end of the day and takes days sometimes weeks to call back. Completely left me hanging worse then when I started. Trying my to do to much for one doctor. Almost two years later and regret walking through the doors.
Minneapolis, MN |
Dr Silverman might have ruined my life and I feel so much regret that i chose to go to him. He left my ankles so tight that i can barely move them and it has led to a host other problens. I have gained over 50 pounds since i saw him due to depression and pain preventing me from working out too much. I wish i had never met him. Im holding back tears as i write this and if you see this Dr Silverman then know i was once an aspiring athlete who you messed up.
I am sorry that you feel that we did not provide you with the best care, it's something that we strive for with every patient. There's always time to address concerns, so if you want to works towards a solution, be it through rehab, therapy or some other answer, please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. We want to do everything in our power to give our patients the best chance of making a full recovery.
Chanhassen, MN |
Dr Silverman has been by far the most unprofessional dr. I have ever seen. The second time I saw him I waited close to 2 hours in waiting room with no apology, he avoids direct questions, he does not believe in prescribing pain medication, follow up appointments are done by his assistant and 9 out of 10 times you will not get through to a live person no matter what option you choose. As of now, I am working with a new surgeon due to some errors he made and urge you not to fall for his charm.
We are very sorry to hear that you felt that our care fell short of your expectations. I can't speak to this particular instance as I do not know who left the review, but I have a feeling I know who this is and I think we tried to address a number of the issues on the review you let on our Google page. I'm truly sorry we did not meet you expectations, and we wish you the best on your recovery.
Apple Valley, MN |
Very Unprofessional!! If you like waiting over an hour in his little office (not the waiting room) to hear bad news, then this is the Dr. for you. After my break, I was left with a bone that wasn't aligned properly, and after it all healed, I had lots of pain. No apology. I sought a more competent physician where I was promptly seen during each visit and after a bone fusion, I am in no pain at all.
in Hopkins, MN |
I had a Hallux Rigidus surgery on my right big toe on August 18, 2016. The surgery and recovery was very easy (much easier than I expected). I am now 3 months post op, I have no pain at all, the scar is looking better and better every day and I am able to wear more variety of shoes than I was able before the surgery and I have no swelling at all (!). Dr. Silverman is a great surgeon with great sense of humor. I would recommend him to anybody with foot\ankle problems. Thank you Dr. Silverman!
in Plymouth, MN |
Dr. Silverman is very professional and explains things thoroughly. He seems rushed at times and I wish he could spend more time to anwser questions. His staff is equally professional and responds to questions in a timely manner.
in Apple Valley, MN |
DR. SILVERMAN did a excelent job on my ankle i would recoment him to anyone who would need surgery done to their ankle or foot
DR. SILVERMAN IS AWESOME! I have multiple work comp injuries & had seen several doctors and surgeons who told me different diagnoses, different restrictions & options which none of them were helping me. I continued to have major pain and problems with my foot & ankle & none of the other Drs. Could/would figure out why. My new attorneys staff recommended me to DR SILVERMAN & FINALLY after the FIRST visit he knew exactly what was wrong! HE Is #1 in my opinion! I HIGHLY recommend him! ??
Dr. Silverman is a fantastic orthopedic surgeon who will listen to your concerns, explain in detail what his thoughts are, and make future plans with your input to best suit your specific recovery needs. His communication skills are excellent and he will go the extra mile and call you personally to make sure things are going well. I've had three surgeries with Dr. Silverman and have been very happy with the outcome. I highly recommend Dr. Silverman! Great Orthopedic Surgeon!
in Minneapolis, MN |
Doctor Silverman attended to my small finger which was injuried and looked limp. He knew immediately what was wrong, applied a splint and told me how to care for the finger. I am happy to say the finger looks normal , has full function. I am amazed and thankful for such a wonderful and skilled Doctor.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Silverman is amazing! I found him to be a caring, attentive and thorough physician. He listens carefully and is thoughtful in his responses. He is exceptionally knowledgable and his recommended treatment was very effective. He was able to offer non-surgical interventions, which happily worked so I was able to avoid surgery. I could not be more appreciative--I am so grateful to have found this outstanding physician.
in St Paul, MN |
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Silverman. He performed emergency surgery on my leg. It was luck of the draw as to who was on duty that weekend. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon.
in Edina, MN |
What should have been a routine surgery from Dr. Silverman resulted in terrible pain. The damage he caused had to be repaired by another surgeon. Clinic notes were inaccurate and inflammatory and he refused to correct them. The surgeon who repaired my foot said I see a lot of Dr. Silverman's complications.He is an astute business man but a bad orthopedic surgeon. I recommend you stay far away from this man.
in Minneapolis, MN |
This was an extremely poor experience in every way. From filthy office; extremely long waiting times in the waiting room,over 2-hours w/Silverman forgetting I was in a clinical room; hyperactive & inattentive physician during office visit; confused physician pre-surgery; post-surgery results were not only ineffective but destroyed my foot, balance, added shooting leg pain, & made shoes painful. Now a pending third surgery with another surgeon to continue to correct the damage from Silverman.
in Lakeville, MN |
Always has a good demenor. Understands his professional at a top level. Has treated both my daughter's soccer injuries and my own foot fracture and ankle repair
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Dr. Silverman's Care Philosophy

Dr. Silverman will go out of his way, not only to talk to you in-depth about your diagnosis and treatment, but he will also take the time to ensure you understand every step of the planned medical procedure. He strongly believes that working together with each patient leads to better results. Dr. Silverman and his employees want you and your family to get the full attention you deserve.

Dr. Silverman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dropfoot
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Foot Disease
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    Baylor University

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Henry Ford Hospital

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Henry Ford Hospital

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Passavant

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Illinois

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Clawtoe Correction Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection