Founder & Director of
Aloha Foot and Ankle Associates, Inc.
"We are fortunate to have earned a reputation for excellence among doctors and the family members and patients they’ve referred to us. Yet, the formula for appropriate care of foot and ankle problems is no great secret. We simply work to determine your needs, establish the best options, then find the most sensible, efficient and effective way to fix your condition. In the simplest terms, we strive to do the right thing to get you back on your feet."
Victor V. Cachia, DPM
The foundation for excellent care and great results.
"I believe my ability to deliver high-quality care and positive outcomes is a direct result of a strong education and excellent training. As a medical student and a resident, I was exposed to a broad range of conditions and effective treatments, and I had the opportunity to learn from well-qualified instructors and surgeons. It’s from this strong foundation that I learned the importance of listening to every patient carefully, treating them with care and respect and doing for them what I would do for my own family."
Diplomate: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Fellow: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
DPM: California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, California and County-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.
BS: Medical Science, California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, California.
BA: Chemistry, California State University, Long Beach, California.
Residency: United Western Medical Centers, Anaheim and Santa Ana, California.
The catalyst for personal and professional growth..
"I've had the privilege and opportunity to treat many patients with foot and ankle problems in other countries, such as Guatemala and Mexico. These experiences have provided valuable lessons for me as an individual and as a foot and ankle specialist. Because of the comparatively limited medical resources in these countries, I’ve learned to use creativity and innovation to solve many complex and difficult problems. This experience has enabled me to increase my overall skill as a podiatric surgeon and emerge with the confidence necessary to provide consistently positive results for all my patients."
- Adult and pediatric flatfoot
- Trauma, sports injuries, fractures, sprains and dislocations
- Post-traumatic deformities
- Reconstructive surgery for arthritis
- Revision of failed operations
- Joint pain and swelling
- Performance enhancement
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Joint replacements and revision
- Advanced internal fixation for rapid recovery
- Orthotics, shoe inserts, braces and custom sandals
- Second opinions
- Perinatal foot conditions
- Diabetic limb preservation
- Scar minimizing techniques used
- Q-Clear laser treatment for fungal nails
- Platelet Rich Plasma and Prolotherapy
- MLS Therapeutic Laser
- Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
The keys to increased knowledge and skill.
"As surgeons, my colleagues and I mature through experience and interaction. By studying outcomes and sharing results, we continue to improve in our ability to relieve pain, improve function and enhance the quality of life of our patients."
Member: American Podiatric Medical Association, California Podiatric Medical Association, Orange County Podiatric Medical Association (past president).
Teaching Positions: Podiatric Surgery Residency Program, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, 1988-92; Podiatric Surgery Residency Program, Western Medical Center, 1987-2000; Aestheticare Podiatric Surgery Residency Program, 1995-2009; Saddleback Valley Podiatric Surgery Residency Program, 1996-present.
Author: Numerous articles in Journal of Foot Surgery, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association; chapters in Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.
Inventor: Innovative Fixation devices for orthopedic trauma, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery.
Awards: Meritorious Service Award, American Podiatric Medical Association, 1993; Humanitarian Award, California Podiatric Medical Association, 1999; Journal of Foot Surgery, First Place for Excellence in Medical Writing and Contributions to Podiatric Surgery, Journal of Foot Surgery, Second Place for Excellence in Medical Writing and Contributions to Podiatric Surgery.
Co-Founder/Medical Director: Interventional Spine, Inc., formerly Triage Medical, Inc. (manufacturer of technologically advanced devices for orthopedic trauma and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and spine surgery)
Founder/Director: Partners Bank of California. www.partnersbankca.com
Founder: Surfing Heritage Foundation. www.surfingheritage.org
Volunteer/Director: Liga International, The Flying Doctors of Mercy. www.ligainternational.org