Dr. James Totten, DPM

Dr. James Totten, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. James Totten, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery specialist in Newark, NJ and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from California College Of Podiatric Medicine in 1986 and specializes in podiatric foot & ankle surgery, pediatric surgery, and more.Read his story

40 Ferry St Ste 1

Newark, NJ 07105

Contact Information

(973) 817-9577

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
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Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 93% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 93% of peers
Plantar Fasciitis
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Totten's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Totten "PEDIATRIC and ADULT FLATFOOT SURGEON, NEWARK NEW JERSEY. Dr. James Cheron Totten of Foot and Ankle Specialists of NJ, LLC is one of the few distinguished Foot and Ankle Surgeons in the Country who is Triple Board certified in his specialty. Dr. Totten continues to maintain Diplomate status from all three national certifying boards. Including the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Medicine and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in Foot Surgery and American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in Rear foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Totten has over 25 years of experience in treating all types of foot and ankle disorders. He is on staff at Glen Ridge Surgi- Center in Glen ridge New Jersey and St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston New Jersey. Throughout his entire career he has always been actively involved in training the next generation of exceptional foot and ankle surgeons and residents from local hospitals in Morris and Essex County. For many years he was a Clinical Faculty Instructor at University Hospital of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ) Dr. Totten received his residency training at Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge Massachusetts affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has a vast amount of clinical and didactic knowledge in Pediatric and adult foot and ankle disorders. Dr. Totten takes great pride in the more difficult and advanced challenging pediatric and adult foot, ankle and lower extremity leg cases. These cases are routinely referred to him from his medical piers, including Internists, Pediatricians, Orthopedists, Chiropractors and his Podiatric colleagues. Some of the procedures he routinely performs includes pediatric flatfoot reconstruction, Achilles tendon lengthening, mid foot osteotomies, Young tenosuspensions, Evan's calcaneal lengthening osteotomy, Subtalar joint fusions , triple arthrodesis, ankle fusions, heel pain surgery, complicated bunion procedures, lapidus fusions, foot and ankle fracture repair, Achilles tendon rupture repair, hammertoe repair, pediatric and adult flatfoot hypermobility syndrome surgery, tendon transfers, high arch foot ( Cavus ) repair, Dwyer and Samilson , keck and Kelly and other calcaneal osteotomies, Lateral ankle stabilization ligamentous surgery for ankle instability, Dr. Totten also specializes in Pediatric hypermobility flatfoot surgery and has perfected these complicated pediatric flatfoot procedures including arthroeresis surgery from the Stay Peg, MBA. Hyprocure, and conical sinus tarsi implants. The success of these implants often requires other procedures on children and adults, including Achilles tendon lengthening or the "Totten" Modification of the T-type Gastrocnemius recession procedure. He also treats many non - surgical foot and problems both pediatric, ( infants, adolescent children ) and adults. Internal femoral and tibial rotation " in toeing " of gait, metatarsal adducts. forefoot abductus, calcaneal valgus, clubfoot deformities, short leg syndrome, secondary to lower back pain, sciatica, medial knee syndrome, from altered mal alignment from lower extremity biomechanics. Some of these cases can be treated with non - surgical orthotic management. Other procedures include ankle arthrotomy, ankle arthroscopy. ankle fusions, mid foot reconstruction, lateral ankle stabilization repair with the peroneal longus auto graft with "Totten" modification double ligament repair, Gastrocnemius recession, Achilles tendon Bosworth rupture repair, posterior tibial tendon Dysfunction repair with complete synovectomy with miller osteotomy. Dr. Totten's office – Foot and Ankle Specialists of NJ, LLC is conveniently located in the North Ironbound area of Newark New Jersey, short walk from the Newark Pennsylvania train and bus station. Most insurance are accepted by his office. Discount parking is available for his patient's in Parking lot across the street from office. , please call for details. Dr. Totten and staff are all fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Office: Foot and Ankle Specialists of NJ, LLC Dr. James C. Totten 40 Ferry Street, Newark New Jersey 07105 tel:973-817-9577 e-mail: Dr.totten@aol.com"
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4  Specialties

  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Podiatry Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

35  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunionette
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Ulcer of Foot
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31  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
  • Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Tendon Repair
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • California College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Cambridge Hospital Harvard Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Roseland Surgical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

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Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. James Totten, DPM
He was okay when I first went to him. He seems not to want to deal with insurance to correct his staffs incompetence. The staff member that is responsible for putting in CORRECT diagnosis codes on insurance papers, does not. I would never recommend this doctor even for a toe hangnail.
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Newark, NJ – Jan 16, 2018
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Dr. Totten is a very friendly man. He takes his time with his patients and he's very very welcoming. His staffs are very respectful and very professional. And the environment is very neat. I totally recommend him.
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Newark , NJ – Sep 30, 2017
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Great foot doctor! Listened to my worries, and gave me a thorough explanation and suggestions.
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NJ in newark, nj – May 09, 2016
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