Foot and Ankle Surgeon
"My advanced training in wound care and limb salvage techniques have made me highly skilled in treating diabetic foot infections and complications. I always strive to save a patient’s limb so they can continue to walk and ensure a better quality of life."
Visoth Chan, DPM
Foot & Ankle Surgeon
The foundation for excellent care and great results.
"I have had the privilege to receive exemplary training in my medical career, ensuring my ability to deliver excellent care to those in need. Throughout medical school and residency, I was able to participate in a wide variety of effective foot and ankle treatments for different patient populations with many highly-qualified surgeons. These experiences helped form my approach to providing the best medical care possible. I have learned to adapt to treating different types of patients and personalities. I am always open to new techniques that will help patients get back on their feet faster."
DPM: Califiornia School of Podiatric Medicine, Oakland, California.
BS: Animal Physiology and Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego.
Residency: White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.
"Diabetes is unfortunately a common disease, affecting the lives of many people in our society. Those afflicted with diabetes are prone to wounds and infections that will put them at risk for limb loss. My advanced training in wound care and limb salvage techniques have made me highly skilled in treating diabetic foot infections and complications. I always strive to save a patient’s limb so they can continue to walk and ensure a better quality of life."
- 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.
"In a field that is ever changing, my colleagues and I make it a point to stay current with all new medical information and techniques. We make it a priority to share our experiences and ensure our knowledge base continues to grow and evolve. We improve our quality of care to assure our patients' quick return to normal activity."
Member: American Podiatric Medical Association, California Podiatric Medical Association, Orange County Podiatric Medical Association.
Glycemic Index Research Project committee member at White Memorial Medical Center 2011-2013; Diabetic Fasttrack Foot Team committee member at White Memorial Medical Center 2012-2013.
Teaching Experience: Instructor for HIV/AIDS awareness with American Red Cross, 1998-2000; Instructor for Measles Initiative with the American Red Cross, 2003-2005; Physiology tutor at California School of Podiatric Medicine, 2006-2007; Biochemistry tutor at California School of Podiatric Medicine, 2006-2008; General Medicine tutor at California School of Podiatric Medicine, 2007-2009.
Author: Article in Podiatry Today and posters presented at numerous conferences.
Training: Three-year residency in an area heavily populated with diabetics, rotations through Amputation Prevention Center in Van Nuys, California, involved with formation of Diabetic FastTrack Foot Team in Los Angeles, California.
Awards/Honors: Spirit of Community Award, national award given to students for outstanding volunteer service, 2000; National Honor Society, membership awarded to podiatric students with GPAs greater than 3.6, 2006-2010; CSPM Dean’s Scholarship Award, annual school scholarship awarded to matriculated students at the California School of Podiatric Medicine with high undergraduate GPAs, 2006-2010.
Volunteer Activities: American Red Cross, Happy Feet Clinic, Glendale Community Health Fair.
Affiliations: Mission Regional Hospital, Saddleback Memorial Hospital, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Surgical Center at Saddleback.