Dr. John Laco, DPM

Dr. John Laco, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. John Laco, DPM is a podiatric surgery specialist in Lakeville, MN and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School in 1984 and specializes in podiatric surgery and podiatry.Read his story

10651 165th St W

Lakeville, MN 55044

Contact Information

(952) 435-3553

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Benefit Concepts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
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Difficulty With Walking
very high
more than 92% of peers
Heel Spur
more than 91% of peers
Nail Avulsion and Excision
more than 82% of peers

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Dr. Laco's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Laco "While working at the College of Podiatric Medicine in Des Moines, IA, I achieved the rank of Associate Professor of Podiatric Medicine and was tenured. Prior to going into private practice, I trained over 100 interns and 12 podiatric residents. I am board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and I have been re-certified 2 more times in each board. On three separate occasions I have been an oral examiner for the Board of Podiatric Medicine, and, on one occasion, I helped create the written exam for board applicants."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Laco "The care philosophy at the Lakeville and Dakota Foot Clinics is to resolve the patient's problem or pathology with conservative care first. If conservative care does not resolve the patient's problem adequately, surgical intervention/correction will be pursued. For example, 99% of plantar fasciitis can be resolved without an in-office partial plantar fasciotomy. Due to high deductibles, every attempt is made to minimize costs to the patient. All treatment options are discussed with the patient, and I feel it is important for the patient to understand the pathology of their particular problem. Before leaving the room on the initial visit, I always ask "Do you have any questions?""

2  Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Laco does not have any board certifications listed.

46  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
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteopenia
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Warts
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26  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Nail Avulsion
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nail Care
  • Nail Surgery
  • Permanent Nail Removal
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Wound Care and Management

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  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Laco has cared for my feet for so many years. He is very thorough and listens to me. He saved my foot during a terrible infection. He has been an amazing and caring doctor, even calling me to check on me during times of greater infection. He truly cares and I would recommend him to anyone,...Read More
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I love to run. I started to have severe heel pain after several years of running. I went and saw Dr. Laco and he Was able to treat my heel pain. Now everyone in my family goes to see him! He does a great job.
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Dr. Laco was very professional and treated my condition effectively. I would recommend him.
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I saw Dr. Laco for recurring issues with bunions on both of my feet. I decided to have bunion surgery on both of my feet in November of 2017. I couldn't BE HAPPIER with my decision! What I really respect and appreciate about Dr. Laco is that he is wonderful at managing expectations! He made sure I...Read More
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Great doctor, great staff, clean clinic. Was seen on time for my appointment, Dr. Laco was very professional and answered all my questions. Dr. Laco was very knowledgeable and able to treat my condition. I highly recommend Dr. Laco
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