Our doctors and staff always consider the individual needs, best interests, comfort and convenience of our patients. Certain elective surgical procedures are not appropriate for all patients. This is predicated upon the patient's life style, vocational commitments, physiological age and health, emotional and financial status. On occasion, Doctors at Treasure Coast Podiatry have performed pro bono surgery for hospitalized members of our community suffering from life or limb threatening pathology subsequent to severe diabetic infection or vascular disease. As a Board Certified Surgeon, my fundamental tenet is based upon the premise that most elective surgery procedures are unnecessary. Many foot deformities and disorders can be managed via conservative stratagems such as change in shoe gear, medications, orthotic devices, and certain lifestyle modifications. With over thirty years of experience, it is my personal credence that surgical options are the treatment of final recourse.
Board Certified, American Board of Laser Surgery, Podiatric Surgery Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine, Podiatric Surgery Examiner, American Board of Laser Surgery Diplomate, American Board of Laser Surgery Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery Fellow, American Society of Laser Medicine &Surgery Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Adjunct Faculty, Department of Surgery, Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine Expert Medical Advisor, Division of Workman's Compensation Disability Analyst and Fellow, American Board of Disability Analysts Clinical Consultant, Shoes for Crews Clinical Consultant 1s MPJ Endoprosthesis, Wright Medical Clinical Consulting Board, Direted Energy Laser Systems, Irvine, California PUBLICATIONS Gotkin, P. (1992, June). Podiatry Today. Canadian Medicine & Canadian Podiatry, 81. Gotkin, P. (1984, Winter). Vim and Vigor, Health Magazine of the Treasure Coast. Easing the Agony of Bunions, 57-59. Gotkin, P. (1983, Winter). Vim and Vigor, Health Magazine of the Treasure Coast. Lasers - Making Strides in Foot Surgery, 6-7, 59. Gotkin, P. (1992, December, Volume 10, #6). Journal of Clinical Laser Medine and Surgery. The CO2 Laser Used for Matrixectomy, 454-456. Gotkin, P. (1992, Setptember/October, Volume 17, #5). Journal of Clinical Engineering. Matrixectomy Via a Speciaized Surgical Laser System, 419-420. Gotkin, P. (1991, July/August, Volume 1, #2). Absorbable Update. Austin Bunionectomy with Orthosorb Absorbable Taperd Pin Fixation, 1,3. Johnson & Johnson Orthopedics. Gotkin, P. (1991, November). Laser Practice Report. Opthalmic Delivery System Adapted for Matrixectomy Technique, 167-170.