Dr. Michael Cohen, DPM

Dr. Michael Cohen, DPM

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Dr. Michael Cohen, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery specialist in Weston, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1984 and specializes in podiatric foot & ankle surgery, podiatry, and more.Read his story

1600 Town Center Cir Ste C

Weston, FL 33326

Contact Information

(954) 389-5900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • AvMed
  • Better Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gallagher Basset
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Ankle Sprains and Strains
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more than 65% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
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more than 65% of peers
Hammer Toe
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more than 30% of peers

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Dr. Cohen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cohen "Dr. Michael M Cohen obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, Texas with a bachelor of science in science and mathematics in 1980. He acquired his medical degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, California in 1984 with a bachelor of science in medical sciences and a doctorate in podiatric medicine. He completed his surgical residency training at Jerry L Pettis Memorial hospital in Loma Linda, California. He was hired immediately out of residency as director of residency training and chief of podiatry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Miami, Florida where he remains as acting chief of podiatry surgery. Dr. Cohen received an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Barry University in 2004. He completed a mini fellowship in peripheral nerve surgery with professor A Lee Dellon M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine department of plastic surgery and neurosurgery with additional training in techniques of microsurgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine, department of neurosurgery. He has a keen interest in Sports Medicine electing a sabbatical in Gotenborg and Stockholm Sweden with distinguished orthopedic surgeons that included Jon Karrlson MD PhD, Jan Lidstrom MD PhD, Ibrahim Turan MD PhD, and Lars Peterson MD PhD. Dr Cohen has authored multiple publications in orthopedic and podiatric peer reviewed journals. This includes a chapter in the renowned Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery third edition, edited by E Dalton McGlamry on the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of the calcaneal fracture. He also published one of the first FDA approved pilot studies on the safety and efficacy of Hyalgan viscosupplementation in the ankle, coauthored with Dr Roy Altman (former chief of arthritis at Jackson Memorial Hospital now at University of California Los Angeles, School of Medicine) . Among his many publications also include the innovative surgical procedures introduced to correct hallux valgus deformity with the Crescentic Shelf and the Oblique Proximal Phalangeal osteotomies. He is a journal reviewer for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and former reviewer of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. Dr Cohen currently holds faculty positions at Barry University, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Samuel Merritt School of Podiatric Medicine in Califorinia, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Rosalind Franklin School of Podiatric Medicine. and Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Cohen has extensive experience in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery employing state of the art surgical techniques. This includes the use of Taylor Spatial Frames for computer based gradual deformity correction, and reconstruction of the diabetic foot and ankle using the most current techniques. He is one of few surgeons with experience in total ankle replacement surgery using the STAR, Salto and In Bone implants. Additionally he is one of few surgeons to revise failed total ankle implants. He has broad experience in the surgical treatment of ankle and foot fractures, correction of complicated foot deformities including flatfoot and cavus foot deformities, fusions, tendon transfers and treatment of the dropfoot."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cohen "I comprehensively evaluate all injuries and conditions of the lower extremity. This includes a complete evaluation of the hips, knees, ankles and feet. I evaluate gait and take xrays when necessary to complete the exam and provide a diagnosis and treatment plan. In most cases, conservative care is best. However, when necessary, surgery is offered if conservative care has failed. All risks and benefits are discussed. I have extensive surgical experience in Total Ankle Replacement Arthroplasty, Revisional Reconstructive Rearfoot Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery for Charcot Neuroarthropathy, Flatfoot Reconstructive Surgery, Lower extremity trauma and many Sports related injuries."

6  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

  • Foot Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

138  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Contracture
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Acute Gout
  • Amputated Toe
  • Ankle Clonus
  • 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
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Spur
  • Brachymetatarsia
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Calf Muscle Strain
  • Cancer
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Claw Toe
  • Clubfoot
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Dysfunction
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Congenital Vertical Talus
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Double Nails on the Fifth Toe
  • Female Sports Injuries
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Infections
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Wounds
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Ischemic Limb
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Space Disease
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Ligament Disorders
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Metatarsus Adductus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Sports Injuries
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarticular Disease
  • Osteochondritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of Tarsal Bone
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Foot Disease
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Injury
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Sever's Disease
  • Spastic Gait
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Foot
  • Sports-Related Skin Conditions
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steppage Gait
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Toe Injuries
  • Toe Sprain
  • Toe Syndactyly, Telecanthus - Anogenital and Renal Malformations
  • Toe Wounds
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
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93  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon Repair
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionette Correction
  • Calcaneal Osteotomy
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Casting
  • Compartment Syndrome Pressure Measurement
  • Custom Made Foot Orthotic
  • Derotational Casting
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • 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 and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Care
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Functional Orthotic
  • Gait Analysis
  • Haglund's Deformity Resection
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Injection
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Joint Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Repair
  • Metatarsal Osteotomy
  • Metatarsal Surgery
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Midfoot Fusion
  • Nail Avulsion
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nail Surgery
  • Nonunion Surgery
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Ankle Fracture
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
  • Orthotic Treatment
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Posterior Heel Spur Surgery
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Reconstruction
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Repair
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Rheumatoid Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Reconstruction
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Suture Soft Tissue Wound
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Triple Arthrodesis
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Wound Care and Management
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Houston / University Park
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center & Children's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Goteborg / Medical Faculty
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Cohen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cohen

4.4

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Dr. Cohen is one of the most caring and dedicated physicians I know. His knowledge and experience in treating complicated conditions of the foot and ankle is unsurpassed. If you are looking for a 2nd opinion or are contemplating surgery of the foot or ankle of any kind, he is the physician to see....Read More
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Dr. Robert Shor in Parkland, Fl – Feb 07, 2018
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I was referred to Dr Cohen after seeing 3 other specialists. He was and is the most qualified and nicest of all! His expertise was unsurpassed by all. He is a kind gentleman who is sincerely committed to his patient's well being. He tried several conservative treatments prior to last resort of...Read More
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Sheryl Weissbach in West Palm Beach, FL – Apr 03, 2017
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Everyone at The Foot, Ankle & Leg Specialists of So. Fl., especially my surgeon, Dr. Michael Cohen, have been great. Dr. C has transformed my life by performing a total ankle replacement. I was injured in an industrial accident over 40 yrs. ago. In recent yrs arthritis set in and I was reduced to...Read More
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Richared Schoenmann in Tamarac, FL – Mar 21, 2017
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I highly recommend Dr. Cohen to anyone with foot or ankle problems.
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Steve Rotwein in Pompano Beach, FL – Feb 16, 2017
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I went to Dr. Cohen for injury I had received, I received excellent care, and treatment. He spent a lot of time with me during his evaluation. .
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