Dr. Paul Switaj, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 35

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Paul Switaj, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Reston, VA. Dr. Switaj has more experience with Ankle/Foot than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Stonesprings Hospital Center and Reston Hospital Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Switaj to book an appointment.


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OrthoVirginia

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(703) 810-5202
Reston1850 Town Center Pkwy Ste 303 Reston, VA 20190
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Nothing – Jun 19, 2020
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The service I received was prompt, professional, and efficient. Dr. Switaj reviewed my xrays and discussed his analysis and recommendations. He was thorough, easy to talk with, offered options and alternatives, and, most important of all, I have confidence in him. I will be returning for follow-up visits as needed. I highly recommend him.
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AC – May 22, 2020
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Very informant. Very well satisfied with this young man
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Thomas Grayson – May 22, 2020
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Dr. Switaj is what I wish of every medical practitioner - knowledgeable, competent, friendly and a very good listener. I felt I was in the best of hands and highly recommend him.
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May 21, 2020
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Very professional yet compelling
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May 12, 2020
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Knowledgeable and very nice. Spent enough time with and listened to my concerns. Strongly recommend Dr. Switaj.
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May 12, 2020
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A very compassionate yet practical Doctor that takes a straightforward approach with options.
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Renee Crossman – May 07, 2020
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Dr Switaj has always been patient with me while going thru this procedure
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Barbara S – May 06, 2020
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Quick in and out. Dr. Switaj went into good amount of detail about my condition and options available to me. Very personable and professional
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Mar 27, 2020
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While I was pleased with Dr. Switaj and his explanation of things, I was very put off by the fact that his office didn't have any interest in most of my meds that I take on a regular basis. They didn't even want to hear about them! Additionally, they made it sound like they are incapable of receiving scans electronically from other offices. It's 2020, how on Earth are they not equipped to receive digital scans?!
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Mar 21, 2020
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I am from Fredericksburg VA. I have traveled North for all my hand, foot and shoulder issue for ateasr the last 4 years. I have always gone to OrthoVA and that will never change. Every office, personand Dr. I have ever been too is great. People at the front desk areas are very nice, considerate and friendly to speak with. All the Drs I have seen are awesome. You will not find better doctors anywhere else. I have had several surgeries some in their same day surgery centers and one up in theinovs Fairfax hospital. The surgeries have always turned out wonderfully. I saw Dr. Switaj for the very first time yesterday for a ganglion cyst on my foot which he drained for me. As per usual he was very friendly, listens to you and then explains how the problem can be dealt with. Could not have asked for a nicer person. The office staff were also very helpful and courteous. Thanks to all of you!!
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Michele D. – Mar 06, 2020
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Highly recommend
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Hessami – Feb 28, 2020
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Dr. Switaj provided excellent care - he took the time to explain my options to me so I was thoroughly informed before deciding on whether or not to have surgery. As I ultimately did decide on going the surgical route, I was very pleased & impressed with his skills as a surgeon. I am fully recovered from my broken ankle & have a relatively minimal scar. Added bonus - Dr. Switaj is extremely nice & very pleasant!
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Wendy Jensen – Feb 19, 2020
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Very thorough and precise. Explained the options after listening to me describe my foot and ankle problems
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Jan 30, 2020
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Check-in was automated and intuitive. Dr. Switaj was on time for the appointment and friendly. X-rays were done and available very quickly. Dr. Switaj explained the findings in an understandable manner and outlined potential courses of actions. The experience was exceptional.
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Tim Casey – Jan 17, 2020
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I was seen by Dr. Switaj after a fracture of my 5th metatarsal. He thoroughly reviewed all treatment options with me from a surgical procedure requiring placement of a screw to a more conservative treatment using a boot. I chose the conservative treatment and have done well. I was followed up monthly with x-rays and an office visit to check my progress. I also thought the use of My Chart was excellent. Any questions I had regarding my care could be directed to his PA. I always received a prompt and thorough response.
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Eva Dwyer – Jan 16, 2020
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He was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Fantastic bedside manner. My teenager felt at ease and like him a lot, as did I.
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Jan 10, 2020
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He explained the problem and options. Very personable--introduced himself as "Paul."
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Dec 12, 2019
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I had sewllen ankle and was hurting very bad. Dr Switaj took time and fixed my problem. He explains the problem and tell you your options and takes care of you.
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Nour Faili – Nov 22, 2019
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Ankle injury. Dr. Switaj was friendly and professional. He took the time to thoroughly explain results of both MRI and X-ray and answer questions. Provided short term and long term treatment options with expected outcomes. Solid doctor - keep the focus on great care for your patients. Thank you!
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Switaj treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Switaj treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Switaj treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Foot Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Switaj treats Foot Conditions more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Switaj treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

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Dr. Switaj's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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 Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

About Me

Dr. Switaj is dedicated to providing personal, state-of-the-art care specifically for the foot and ankle. He utilizes a wide range of both non-operative and operative treatments in order to improve his patients function and quality of life.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Institute For Foot and Ankle Reconstruction At Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship Hospital
Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine, Chicago, Il
Residency Hospital
University Of Notre Dame, South Bend, In
Undergraduate School

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Stonesprings Hospital Center

Dulles, VA

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

Reston Hospital Center

Reston, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Fairfax, VA

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)