Dr. Paul Switaj, MD

Dr. Paul Switaj, MD

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Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  ·  
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34 y/o
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Dr. Paul Switaj, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Reston, VA. He specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

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1850 Town Center Pkwy Ste 303

Reston, VA 20190
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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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Dr. Switaj's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Limb Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Switaj treats Limb Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Switaj treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteochondritis Dissecans
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Switaj treats Osteochondritis Dissecans more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Switaj treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain

Dr. Switaj's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • 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
  • Bunionette Correction
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Charcot Reconstruction
  • 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
  • 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 Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Hindfoot Fusion
  • 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
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • 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 Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • 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
GEORGETOWN UNIV SCH OF MED
Medical School
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
Undergraduate School

Dr. Switaj's Reviews

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I'm glad I found Dr. Switaj. Aside from being a sweetheart and an overall good guy, he is also a competent physician. In addition to an impressive CV he can clearly explain the situation and options. My situation is complicated and I trust Dr. Switaj to see me through this mess.
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Personable. Professional. Educational. A+
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Inspires confidence. Great decision for my ankle break.
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Excellent ankle doctor. Great experience overall.
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I’m glad to say that I was so happy that the urgent care I went to referred us to OrthoVirginia. I was so worried and anxious when I found out that my 12 y.o. daughter had fractured her ankle and I knew it was important to find her the best orthopedic surgeon. With OrthoVirginia Fair Oaks everything was professional from the start. The front desk was able to schedule a next day appointment with Dr. Paul Switaj. Dr. Switaj is an excellent foot and ankle surgeon and is the kind of physician that patients hope to have. He’s very personable and made my daughter feel less anxious and established great rapport with her. His examination was thorough and addressed all our concerns. His treatment plan was detailed and he made sure that my daughter got the best care and not “under treated ”. He even followed up the same day my daughter had her scan to update us with results. I would definitely recommend Dr. Switaj to anyone who is looking for an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle.
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Great experience. Took the time to assess my pain level and how it effects my quality of life. He asked me a lot of questions! Explained all possible solutions and benefits and downsides of each. Recommended trying other treatments before surgery. I did not feel rushed. He answered all my questions. I liked him and will continue to see him to treat my foot issues.
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Great doctor. Great supporting cast. Thorough and read the MRI himself and gave me research to do before I decided on the ankle athroscopy procedure.
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Awesome. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Switaj was wonderful. My daughter went to see him, it was her first doctor appointment as an adult without me and he was great. He explained everything to her in a way that she could explain it to me when she got home, then took 45 minutes out of his day later to explain it to me first hand! My daughter had surgery and he walked us through everything, that day and again at her post op appointment. Really put me and most importantly, my daughter, at ease every step of the way.
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I've always had a great experience with Dr. Switaj and his staff. He has an excellent bedside manner, is personal, takes his time with you, and does a great job explaining things. Don't plan on catching up on your reading while waiting to be called because I've never waited over five minutes. I would highly recommend Dr. Switaj as an orthopedic doctor.
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Amazing! Helpful, compassionate, informative, confident, inquisitive, caring, prompt follow up...a real God send! We had the unfortunate circumstances of two surgeries for wife and daughter (11). Can’t say enough about his good work.
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We were impressed with Dr. Switaj's excellent care. He recommended testing not previously done - which revealed information necessary for the successful treatment of my daughter's injury. Dr. Switaj was able to explain the treatment options and give us all the information we needed to make an informed decision about how best to treat my daughter's injury - something we did not find with previous doctor's we had visited. We are grateful for his compassionate, personable care.
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This was my second (hopefully last) ankle surgery. My first surgeon was very underwhelming. Dr. Switaj is fantastic. He is super thorough in explaining both the condition and options for a solution. He provided a prep packet for surgery that was comprehensive and helpful, answering many of my questions before I had to ask. He followed up with me personally after surgery to check on my status. I absolutely recommend him!
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I would plan to see Dr. Switaj in the future, if needed. He is very considerate, explains the diagnosis clearly and is proactive.
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