The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center always appreciates feedback from our valued patients. To date, we’re thrilled to have collected 152 reviews with an average rating of 4.93 out of 5 stars. Please read what others are saying about The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center below.
"I feel great! There's no more pain in my right foot like there used to be. Occasionally, I might have some aches, but I attribute that to getting older. The swelling I initially had has gone down, and my foot looks a lot better now. I'm a school teacher, so I walk about 7 miles a day, and I can do that without any issues now."
"To those considering a total ankle replacement, I would wholeheartedly encourage taking the leap. Reflecting on my journey, I genuinely wish I hadn't prolonged the decision for so long. The positive transformation in my life is significantly attributed to both the procedure itself and the expertise of Dr. Neufeld."
"I'm a few months post-op and I feel just fine. Immediately after the surgery I was back on my feet within a day or two. I didn't need any medication afterwards either. Now I'm back to my normal life!"
"Dr. Neufeld is my third foot orthopaedic surgeon and he finally got it right. He fixed all of the foot problems I’ve had in the past from different surgeons and procedures. He’s a highly respected doctor- a “doctor of all doctors” if you will. I’d highly recommend this minimally invasive procedure with Dr. Neufeld."
“I have received great service at OFAC since I first went there in October 2022 for a torn peroneal tendon. I have had surgery, PT and orthotics through this office. The doctors, nurses, technicians, and therapists have been thoughtful, caring, and professional throughout all of my treatments. The office administrative staff have been professional, courteous, and diligent. If I am on the wait list for a PT session, I always get a call back when a slot is available. It has been 4 months since my surgery. I am greatly improved and getting closer to 100% recovery. ”- Gus V.
"The immediate surgery outcome has been great. My pain is no where near what I was expecting. I’m looking forward to getting back my quality of life and doing things that I enjoy such as being a mom, going to the gym, and just overall life in general."
"I highly recommend watching the informative videos available on OFAC's website. Personally, I found them helpful in making comparisons with other doctors. I also received pamphlets that provided me with a sense of comfort. Whenever I had questions, I could simply call and leave a message, and I would receive a prompt response."
"At first, I was very relectuant to do the surgery, but after doing so, I wish I had done it sooner! I highly recommend Dr. Neufeld and his team! "
"If you need to have bunion surgery, have Dr. Neufeld do it! "
"I would suggest if you're in any kind of pain, go see The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center to get evaluated. Life is too short to live in pain. I have referred two people to see Dr. Neufeld. One had an ankle replacement and one had an ankle fusion. "
"I am a flight attendant, so am on my feet all day. It was becoming increasingly difficult for me to do my job due to the pain in my foot. My whole treatment went EXACTLY as Dr. Neufeld said it would. I felt fine after my treatment and my recovery went according to plan. Surgeons have quoted me recovery times in the past and I found them to be unrealistic. I was pleased that my recovery only took six weeks, just as I was told it would. I was very happy with this surgery and would highly recommend Dr. Neufeld to other patients."
"I had shattered my right ankle in May 1990 while rock climbing. The fibula was so badly damaged, the surgeon replaced part of the bone with a plate. There was significant displacement and the surgeon did the best he could to line everything up to grow back together. For over 30 years the bone fused and created a situation with little to no movement in my ankle. Pain was a daily issue. Total ankle replacement changed my life. Circumstances are always unique, but I would recommend speaking with Dr. Neufeld to see what he might be able to do. I don't feel any pain anymore."
"It’s been a little over four months since my surgery and while I’m not back to my pre-injury fitness level yet, I’m currently able to jog 2+ miles at time and ride a road bike for 45+ minutes with little difficulty."
"After my first appointment with Dr. Neufeld, I was very optimistic about the procedure. Dr. Neufeld has a very positive attitude and interactive style and I am very grateful for what he has done for me."
"Place your trust in the good hands of Dr. Cuttica!"
"I would strongly suggest going with Dr. Neufeld for any foot or ankle surgery needs. I instantly felt comfortable from the initial consultation all the way through my last post-operation visit. I would also keep in mind that, while it can be annoying at first, you are able to move around in a boot after the surgery, so don’t put off the surgery because you think you have to be bedridden for 4 months."
“"Thank you Dr. Cuttica and all of the the staff at the Falls Church CAO. Since the surgery over a year ago, I've been able to get back to doing some of those things I couldn't do without significant pain. Excellent surgical skill and experience combined with the physical therapy team on site met my needs as a patient.. and a person through rehabilitation and recovery. With an outstanding level of customer service on all levels, I recommend Falls Church CAO to family & friends."”-Deidre S.
"My advice to anyone contemplating bunion surgery is not to wait. I had the “benefit” of seeing my grandfather and father’s bunions and hammer toes. My grandfather used to cut holes in his shoes and my father eventually just wore very large athletic shoes. I saw my big toes moving and knew what the end result would be. I think having the surgery before other complications arise will also help lessen the complexity of the procedure; and therefore the pain and recovery time. I think Dr. Neufeld is a very skilled foot surgeon and I highly recommend him!"
"I underwent surgery for replacement of my right ankle in early November of 2020. The surgery was accomplished by Dr. Steven Neufeld and his first class team. The replacement surgery was performed at the Inova Surgery Center. It was obvious that Dr. Neufeld and the Inova team were perfectly integrated and coordinated. The operation went flawlessly and I was able to go home the same day."
"Listen to and take the advice of your doctor. Dr. Neufeld said that the procedure would change my life and it did. I can’t thank him enough!"
"I highly recommend Dr. Neufeld and his team (and I have to many friends). First rate! (If I had a “Toes Up” emoji, I’d insert here…)"
"Dr. Neufeld's office and staff have been wonderful to deal with, very professional. I am very happy to recommend him for the surgery to anyone that asks. There was absolutely no pain the day of the surgery. It was outpatient and I was there for about 2 hours."
"Dr. Neufeld and his team are the best. I experienced no pain post-op, thanks to a nerve block, and required no narcotics for pain management - just Tylenol. I continue to be pain free. I now walk without a limp and can enjoy outdoor activities?"
"Dr. Cuttica is extremely patient and willing to answer all questions. I never was rushed during appointments."
"My after-surgery experience has been exceptional. I'm walking a normal gait with no pain. Shoes fit, my deformities are gone."
"I would recommend anyone dealing with foot pain to schedule a consultation to see Dr. Neufeld. I was hesitant for a while to seek treatment because I did not want surgery. But, after meeting with him and learning that I was a candidate for minimally invasive surgery I was much more comfortable. The whole surgical process from check-in at the surgery center to returning home was only a couple of hours. Totally worth it! "
“I will never be able to thank you properly for all you have done to ensure my recovery from both foot surgery in the fall and now knee replacement. The quality of my life has improved dramatically thanks to your professional and thoughtful care. You listened with an open mind to all my concerns, answered all my myriad questions, and developed ways to address them well beyond the normal scope of attention.
On a daily basis, and especially when I am once again able to travel, I will think of you and your team and all they did to help me. Thanks again for everything. I am leaving your practice a stronger and more confident person than when I started, and that is a testament to you and your team.”Eloise S.
"I am pleased with the outcome of the surgery and the attention and caution of the staff in the weeks after the surgery, even if that was frustrating for me."
"Don’t hesitate to use Dr. Cuttica if you require surgery on your foot. The one lesson I learned after seeing two podiatrists who couldn’t help me was to go to the best surgeon and don’t waste your time with intermediary people."
"If you have been trepidatious about bunion surgery, go see Dr. Neufeld, as he is outstanding. I only wish I had more feet! The minimally invasive procedure was the best decision for me. Minimal pain and downtime and I no longer have to worry about persistent, progressive issues with foot, knee, back and/or hip pain."
"From top to bottom this team is 100% the most professional and kind group of individuals. Not only are they nice, but they are confident in their abilities and services to the point where everything is seamless."
"I appreciated being listened to and having a doctor like Dr. Neufeld who started with the least invasive approaches to solve my medical issue. I also grateful for the efforts of the staff to assist me and make recommendations to improve my condition."
My best advice to potential bunion patients is not to wait so long. I waited because of the well known awful recovery of traditional bunion surgery. With this minimally invasive technique, it should be appealing to more and more folks.
"I would highly recommend Dr. Sanders for Ankle Replacement surgery. He was extremely professional and performed a successful surgery for me, improving my quality of life 150%."
"Prior to surgery, I was unable to wear a number of different shoes due to the bunion and the hammer toe, which were both getting progressively worse. Dr. Neufeld is highly regarded as a top foot surgeon by his peers and the medical community."
"My initial medical issue was swelling of my right ankle and little mobility. I partially tore a ligament on the outside of my ankle and had loose bodies floating in the front of my ankle. Was swollen for about 5 months until I saw Dr. Neufeld. Almost 3 months after and it feels great."
"I would very much recommend Dr. Neufeld. He was great. The entire staff was great. It was the first surgery I ever had so I was a bit nervous. They took great care of me."
"Overall, I highly recommend Dr. Neufeld and Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center. My recovery time from the minimally invasive bunion corrective surgery was relatively quick and I gained an improvement in quality of life from being able to walk without pain."
"Dr. Neufeld and his team are amazing. So much so that I will be having my other foot done as well. All I took for pain was Advil and Tylenol."
“This was the most “upbeat” medical (or for that mater professional) office I’ve ever been in! Every employee, top to bottom - Dr to nurse to X-ray tech to check out person, had a smile on their face and friendly responses. I walked out of there feeling GOOD about my condition and, frankly, the future in general. Quite an experience!”Charles M.
"if you tear your Achilles Tendon, I would definitely recommend Dr. Nuefeld and The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center. They were very profesional and laid back at the same time. After 4 months I was back doing yoga and swimming again. It’s a nice feeling getting back to my normal routine."
"The surgery was a complete success, and Dr. Sanders’ follow-up care and attention was excellent. The most remarkable result is the fact that I had absolutely no complications from the surgery."
"It has been 13 months since I had total ankle surgery. I am fully healed and I can honestly say that I have zero ankle pain and I am very nearly 100% free of pain when walking and I will never take that for granted. I no longer feel trapped, I feel free."
"Although it was quite a process, Grayson is doing fantastically today. He is back to soccer without any issue. His foot is in a great position and it is truly amazing what the surgery was able to do."
"I had severe foot pain that prevented me from doing pretty much everything. I'm doing much better after a year post-op."
"Dr. Neufeld is an amazing surgeon. Just be sure you do what they say for recovering your mobility. You will feel wonderful when you no longer feel the constant pain you had before your surgery."
"The procedure is remarkably easy (for me, not necessarily Dr. Neufeld!) and I’m so glad I did it."
"I feel so much better now! I can actually wear regular shoes again. I’m very pleased."
"I was involved in a motor vehicle accident with significant injuries to my legs and ankles. Thanks to Dr. Neufeld, I have my life back. I walk my dogs a measured mile every night. I went hunting in rough terrain last year. My ankles do not stop me from doing anything!"
"It is wonderful to be able to walk quickly with no pain and I have been exercising also without pain. I am unbelievably pleased with this operation. And to make it even better, Dr. Neufeld has a great sense of humor (proper) and I cannot say enough about this operation."
"I would advise other patients to consult Dr. Neufeld as soon as possible! I wasted so much time accepting the assessment that my mobility would never get any better, and as long as it wasn’t getting any worse, surgery would not improve it. My first appointment with Dr. Neufeld was a day that brought the news I didn’t dare hope to hear! He could fix my tendon and my foot – I would dance again!!"
“I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the peroneal tendon repair surgery performed by Dr. Neufeld on my left foot.
Prior to surgery, I found it painful to even walk short distances on smooth pavement. Since the surgery I have been able to walk pain free for long distances. For example, my wife and I have taken vacation trips to Israel, Spain, Morocco, and Vietnam where we have walked long distances over some difficult terrain. Not once did I experience any pain or even the slightest discomfort with my left ankle.
Words do not do justice to express how much I appreciate the expertise in repairing the peroneal tendon that gave me pain-free mobility over all these years!”Paul P.
"Always get a second opinion and make sure it's with Dr. Neufeld and his team. Dr. Neufeld has allowed me to regain my mobility and begin to work out again."
"The staff was remarkable in that every question I asked, every concern I had, every feeling I expressed were listened to, acknowledged and answered."
"Given my injury and the problems it caused, the outcome of this procedure performed by Dr. Neufeld is as close to a miracle as anything I have ever experienced."
"Dr. Cuttica and his team treated my lacerated toe to prevent infection, ensure proper healing, gave me a boot to make me more mobile, and helped me throughout the healing process. I am back to full mobility; I can run, jump, and exercise as I did prior to my injury. I am completely back to normal."
"I am now 8 weeks out of surgery and was back to work in 5 weeks. My bunion pain is completely gone. I am walking progressively longer distances and feel great. I no longer use corn pads or toe spacers. My foot looks great. I just have a little forefoot swelling which is normal for several months after the surgery. "
"I waited so many years hoping that physical therapy would fix my foot because I was so nervous about the surgery, but physical therapy only barely helped me continue to walk. If Dr. Neufeld says he can improve your foot/ankle with surgery or treatment more than what physical therapy can, don’t delay it too long.."
"I had pain for a day or two directly after my surgery, but after that there was minimal pain. With physical therapy I was able to work my way back to how I felt before I ever hurt myself. Now about three months after surgery I am fully cleared and back to playing with no pain and better stability."
"I saw many other foot doctors and decided Dr. Neufeld was best for me. Don't wait too long to seek medical advice and treatment."
"Dr. Neufeld was very clear and transparent on how I should make my decision to go ahead or not with surgery. I decided to move ahead with surgery. Dr. Neufeld did a great job in the surgery and my recovery was smooth. I called the office a few times for advice and recommendations when I had questions and they were always receptive."
"If you want minimally invasive surgery with an outstanding and caring physician, and an excellent support team, Dr. Neufeld is you surgeon! "
"I was taken by surprise how little discomfort and minimal pain there was after the surgery. I was pleasantly surprised to be able to walk with special shoes a week after surgery. Best of all, I was able to care for myself independently."
"Before my procedure, I had pain on the ball of my foot during exercise. My left foot could not tolerate weight or pressure."
"I would advise anyone needing bunion correction surgery is to come and get it done. The new procedure is well worth the surgery."
"Thank you Dr. Cuttica and all of the the staff at the Falls Church CAO. Since the surgery over a year ago, I've been able to get back to doing some of those things I couldn't do without significant pain.
Excellent surgical skill and experience combined with the physical therapy team on site met my needs as a patient.. and a person through rehabilitation and recovery.
With an outstanding level of customer service on all levels, I recommend Falls Church CAO to family & friends."
- Deidre S.
"Dr. Sanders is super person. He’s a heck of a doctor and a heck of a person. It’s rare you get both. He’s super qualified and raises the bar on medical doctors. If we could, we would adopt him and take him home. We’ve drove over a 100-miles just to get here. In his field he’s very hard to beat around here. He knows what he’s doing. I wouldn’t let distance be a deterrent; if you want a doctor of his caliber, it’s worth driving the distance. All of his staff are excellent as well! As a patient, you will never feel like just a number."
- Michael D.
"I had visited a podiatrist back in 2019, but a friend recommended I seek care elsewhere. She insisted that I should see Dr. Neufeld, who had performed a major foot surgery on her. When I received all the pre and post-operation instructions, I noticed a stark difference. The information was clearly and thoroughly written, making it easy to understand and follow. When you seek clarity and know what needs to be done, it becomes evident. During my sessions here, everyone is highly professional and efficient. This level of professionalism and efficiency is impressive to me. You all are on top of things! I also teach water aerobics, and your name is well-known among the participants."
- Verified Patient
"As an avid runner and former dancer, my feet are the most essential and overlooked workhorses of my athletic life. Recently, I developed debilitating pain in my left foot, which not only sidelined all athletics, but also prevented me from walking around my home. A friend directed me to the care of Dr. Sanders at The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center. His team scheduled me for an initial consult within days. During our appointment, Dr. Sanders thoroughly reviewed my case, provided a treatment plan, and patiently addressed all questions and concerns in layman’s terms (no medical dictionary needed.) He recommended minimally invasive surgery followed by physical therapy, after which I am now back on my feet, both literally and figuratively. I recommend Dr. Sanders’ practiced hands to anyone who is experiencing mobility issues or pain in the lower extremities. Get treated by the expert so you can get back to your life. Cheers to good health!"
- Ameeta J.
"I've had so many other surgeries due to my accident. Once it finally came to it, I was prepared to go through with my ankle replacement. I was ready to get back to my normal life and begin the healing process. My advice for other patients would be to see Dr. Sanders at The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center. He did a phenomenal job in giving my mom and I confidence and reassurance that I would be able to walk again. After my accident I was in a wheelchair, crutches, a brace, and now I'm finally beginning to walk again!"
- Kayden H.
"After having full bunion surgery performed by another doctor on my left foot nearly seven years ago and dealing with the grueling and extensive recovery period, I put off having the bunion on my right foot taken care of because I did not want the same experience. Seven years after the surgery on my left foot, I found Dr. Neufeld. Dr. Neufeld was able to perform the minimally invasive procedure for bunion removal on my right foot and with the aid of a special shoe, I was able to walk out of the surgical center pain free. Dr. Neufeld and his team provided me with excellent care and I am super excited with the results. I can't wait to wear sandals this summer and show off my new foot! I highly recommend Dr. Neufeld and the entire team at The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center."
"I had minimally invasive bunion surgery and am so glad I used Dr Sanders and his team. From initial discussions, to the surgery itself, to post-op care, I've been extremely pleased with the interactions I've had. I've been to this office for ankle problems before and will definitely use the Centers for my next surgery. I have total confidence in their abilities and the care they take."
- Sarah B.
I came to your office to discuss a problem below my ankle (a torn or broken tendon). I had been to other doctors and was not pleased with any of them. One doctor wanted to perform reconstruction on my foot. I put you on the spot and asked what you could do. You were confident that you could repair the problem. Most importantly, you convinced me that you could repair the problem. Later, you also performed the same successful type of surgery on my other foot.
This email is to let you know how happy I am that you performed the surgery. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you and what you were able to accomplish. I had to get in touch with you in order to thank you and show my appreciation. I have had a good life and have been able to do things that younger men may envy. I have constantly improved in tennis and for the last ten years, I have competed on the USTA teams. Believe it or not (at age 77) about two months ago I decided to start serving and volleying with some success.
Thanks again for being there when I needed you."
- Edison G.
"I came to Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center with fungal toenails. Later, I experienced excruciating pain in my Achilles tendon, which prevented me from doing my daily activities. My primary care physician referred me to Dr. Black and his team. He initially prescribed a topical ointment for my fungal toenails and later treated my Achilles tendon in January. The treatment was followed by 9 or 10 weeks of physical therapy with Camille and Rachel. They were very patient and understanding, and I highly recommend them! After the treatment, I felt excellent, and the team did an excellent job through their services. My advice for other patients is to be patient because the journey can be challenging. However, with the desire to get better and the right treatment, everything will fall into place. Thank you, Dr. Black, and The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center for giving me my life back!"
- Doris F.
"I suffered a severe dislocated ankle from falling. The pain was unbearable, I couldn't walk normally, and had no weight-bearing. After researching, I found The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center, and I chose Dr. Neufeld for his vast experience in the field. I had ankle surgery ten days after the fall, and I experienced no pain. After my surgery I went to an external physical therapy clinic to finish my recovery treatment. I now have regular range of motion, and it feels like it never happened. I highly recommend this establishment for anyone who needs treatment for their foot or ankle. My advice to other patients is to seek help immediately and trust the professionals at The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center."
- Richard H.
"Doctor Neufeld was fantastic throughout my Achilles tendon repair. He got right to the point and told me what my options were but then made sure to answer all of my questions after I was a little nervous. My #1 piece of advice would be get the surgery done ASAP. I went on a rafting trip in between when I tore my Achilles and my surgery and I may have hurt myself more even though I was wearing the boot."
"Dr. Neufeld's manner was warm, caring, and gentle. My foot was very swollen and my toes were splayed out like a frog! Being sensitive to anyone touching my foot, Dr. Neufeld was gentle, patient, and confident, stating that he could fix any foot problems. He made me feel comfortable and secure. Arrangements were made for surgery two days later. His efficiency and expertise were appreciated."
"Dear Dr. Neufeld and Team - thank you doesn't seem adequate enough to express the gratitude that I have for all of your acts of kindness you displayed during each of my post ankle surgery appointments. Your warmth and care is unspeakable!"
I had broken the right side of my ankle bone and had a previous surgery before I met Dr. Cuttica. But my pain was severe and the bone I had surgery on started to stick out. Dr. Cuttica was sincere, listened to my problems, and explained until I understood. Dr. Cuttica did a great surgery and it took much shorter than the first surgery without any pain. After the procedure, I was able to walk again!
On September 23rd, Dr. Neufeld performed ankle replacement surgery on my husband, Jim. Since then he has had at least 5 post-op visits at your Falls Church office. Your staff has been amazing, without exception. Every single person we encountered was professional, courteous and clearly all about treating the patient while maintaining a wonderful disposition. Every professional on your team took the time to educate and execute. In particular, many thanks and shout outs to Miss Constance, Mr. Dean, Juliana, Anthony and Nate for your amazing bed side manner. You all contributed to Jim's excellent recovery.
-Anne Marie Shattuck