Podiatry Orlando Foot and Ankle Clinic -

We Are...Specialists in Diabetic Wound Care

Gary W. Chessman, DPM, FACFAS -

is the one of the most experienced foot and ankle surgical and orthopedic practices in Central Florida and the Metro Orlando area and is recognized as among the most knowledgeable in the profession.

A Thriving Practice

In 1993, Gary W. Chessman, DPM, FACFAS began his practice after his surgical residency in Central Florida. His services have grown to service patients all over Central Florida and as far away as Ocala and Jacksonville. Our guiding philosophy is to treat patients with the highest level of care in a compassionate and respectful manner.

Leaders in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Chessman has more than twenty years of experience and is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in foot surgery . In the podiatric profession, he is recognized for his leadership as a surgical innovator and Hospital Emergency and Trauma Specialist as a trainer and lecturer. Dr. Chessman delivers quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.
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Meet Your Podiatry Orlando Clinic Team

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Gary W. Chessman
DPM, FACFAS
Board Certified Surgeon

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Oviedo Office
7560 Red Bug Lake Rd. Suite 2024
The Orlando foot care clinic staff at www.podiatryorlando.com
Office Team
Norma, Thuy, Nayda

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Our practicing philosophy is defined by providing a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan for every patient. Our conveniently located office is equipped with the latest technology. Our experienced podiatric doctor and supportive healthcare staff are committed to continuing education and staying up-to-date on the latest techniques.


Our Podiatry Approach

Services and Care Rest assured that although Dr. Chessman is a board certified surgeon and often surgery is needed or indicated, he feels that surgery may be best initiated as a last option after other conservative options have been exhausted. Dr. Chessman is a board certified podiatric surgeon with more than 20 years of experience plus, continuing education each year.

State-of-the-Art Podiatric Technology

Dr. Chessman's Foot & Ankle Clinic has on-site, digital X-ray and vascular studies to speed diagnosis and enhance treatment capabilities. Patients have access to high quality imaging centers through our affiliation with numerous extremity MRI centers in Orlando. Surgery is performed at our state-of- the-art foot and ankle surgery clinic and at numerous hospitals.
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How to Reach Our Office

Dr. Chessman's Foot & Ankle Clinic to speak directly with one of our friendly staff after hours please call 407-679-7444 and leave a voicemail message after the greeting or if you need to speak with someone at Gary W. chessman, DPM, FACFAS you will be provided with a number to have a physician paged. This number is provided at the end of the taped greeting when you call 407-679-7444. If you wish to leave a message of a less urgent nature you may contact us by completing the form online or just leave a voice message when calling.
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Orlando Quality Foot and Ankle Care is Affordable

In an effort to minimize out-of-pocket expense, we accept and participate in most managed care and insurance plans. If you have a question about your insurance, or if your plan is not listed below, please call our expert staff. We have a trained full-time insurance coordinator to assist every patient with insurance forms and questions.


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Podiatry Orlando Convenience Services

New Patient Information

Our first priority at Gary W. Chessman, DPM, FACFAS Orlando Foot and Ankle Clinic is to our patients and the quality of care they receive.

To ensure this qualtiy and to make the appointment progress efficiently, please be sure to take advantage and complete your forms online and bring the following information with your to your appointment:

Visit our Online Health Resources

Patients may access a variety of health information including common conditions, self-help, treatment, new technology, clinical trial information and surgical before and after galleries.



Limb Saving Technology!

Non-healing wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers,

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Hammertoe Procedure by Gary W. Chessman DPM, FACFAS!

Gary W. Chessman DPM, FACFAS discusses surgical options for relief of painful hammer toe.

A hammer toe or contracted toe is a deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the second, third, or fourth toe causing it to be permanently bent, resembling a hammer. View on YouTube

Regenerative Medicine What is regenerative medicine? Regenerative medicine combines the physical nature of a product with living cells.

Hammertoe is commonly caused by shoes that are too tight in the toe area or from wearing high heel shoes where the toe may be forced against the front of your shoe, resulting in an unnatural bending of your toe and a hammer-like or claw-like appearance. Hammertoe may also result from muscle imbalance, usually in combination with one or more other factors. Muscles work in pairs to straighten and bend the toes. If the toe is bent and held in one position long enough, the muscles tighten and cannot stretch out. Arthroplasty is one of the most common types of hammer toe surgeries. A small section of the bone from the affected joint is detached, and this should solve the problem. Arthrodesis, a type of hammer toe surgery for more severe cases, straightens the toes by fusing a small joint with a device (such as a pin) until it heals.

News & Features

Diabetic Foot Care Resource Guide
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Diabetic Foot Care Overview Diabetes mellitus (DM) represents several diseases in which high bl..

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A Podiatrist's Role in Diabetes Amputation Prevention
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Tips for the Diabetic Patient
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Diabetes-Foot Problems
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Foot care tips for people with diabetes
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Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
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Custom Orthotics
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Wound Care Specialist

Dr. Chessman is trained to recognize and manage these health concerns. Diabetic patients have specialized foot health needs.

Conditions such as peripheral neuropathy and poor circulation may lead to non-healing wounds which can be serious and even life threatening.

Type two diabetes mellitus causes foot problem

Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chessman.

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Dr. Chessman emphasizes initial conservative care and also many non-surgical services. Rest assured that although Dr. Chessman is a board certified surgeon and often surgery is needed or indicated, he feels that surgery may be best initiated as a last option after other conservative options have been exhausted.

What we offer

Diabetic patients have specialized foot health needs. Conditions such as peripheral neuropathy and poor circulation may lead to non-healing wounds which can be serious and even life threatening. Oviedo Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Chessman is trained to recognize and manage these health concerns.

Dr. Chessman utilizes the most advanced techniques in limb preservation and out-patient wound treatment. With more than 10,000 annual wound care visits, Dr. Chessman Foot and Ankle Clinic is one of the best wound care medical practices in Florida.

Diabetes-Related Foot Problems Podiatrists help people with diabetes prevent such serious situations through education, inspection, foot care, shoe and insole recommendations, wound care and even limb salvage surgery.

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Where we deliver

Dr. Chessman uses a variety of techniques to promote rapid healing of foot and ankle fractures after a foot injury or stress fracture.

What you need As you arrive in the office please bring... 
Our Office: Please rest assured that you are our primary concern when you arrive in our office. It is our pleasure to make every attempt to solve your problem as quickly and methodically as possible. Often it is necessary to work your problem through a pathway eliminating other diagnoses with conservative care as our starting point.

You may not need surgery but in the event that you should we will work together to try to enhance your chances of a successful outcome. This does require a team effort between you, the physician and his staff. Complications will occur and the best way to limit them to follow your instructions, if you have questions get them answered before your surgery. Complications may include infections that may lead to an amputation or a less than successful result. Make sure you have a clear understanding about "non-weight bearing and offloading and the use of devices that will help you accomplish this such as crutches, a walker or perhaps a wheelchair. Specific types of shoes may be ordered, make sure you get exactly what is ordered for you as this will definitely improve your chances for successful outcome. Some of these devices although they may be absolutely required may NOT be covered by your insurance.


Make sure you make arrangements to acquire what you need whether you have to pay out of pocket or not as these items would not have been ordered if not absolutely necessary for your success. Get your questions answered fully before you leave the office so you have a crystal clear understanding of what YOU need to do to enhance your chances of successful treatment!

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Conditions Treated

Dr. Chessman emphasizes initial conservative care and also many non-surgical services.

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