Board Certified Podiatric Physician & Surgeon • Call (219) 763-1680
In-Network with all major PPO Insurances. Anthem, BCBS as well as CIGNA
We are passionate about patient education. By providing all of the treatment options, we help you understand your problem and so you can confidently make the best choice for you. Podiatric surgery truly is about quality of life, so all of the work we do for our patients is elective. When you’re in pain, surgery may feel like the only solution, but our caring team will provide all of your options so you can thoroughly vet them with your surgeon and feel comfortable in your choice.
Once you’ve understood your diagnosis, We will take the time to explain the risks and benefits of each treatment as well as all alternatives. You’ll never feel rushed or forced into a treatment decision. It’s important that you find a surgeon who helps you feel confident in your treatment plan and desired outcome, and Drs. Fedorchak & Kacmar Fedorchak are the surgeons in Northwest Indiana for your foot and ankle needs.
Board Certified Podiatric Physician & Surgeon
Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Leading Physicians of the World, Since 2010
America’s Top Podiatrist; Consumer Research Council of America, Since 2006
Northwest Indiana’s most preeminent foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Frederick N. Fedorchak, practices right here in Portage, IN. He sees surgical patients from as far away as India, Germany, Austria, and England, along with Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and 37 of the Continental United States. Royalty from Germany, a cousin to the Queen of England, an Austrian Princess, and a top interior designer from London all chose Dr. Fedorchak for their ankle reconstructions as well as bunion surgeries – all performed right here in Northwest Indiana.
Doctor Fedorchak was trained at the University of Chicago, Department of Orthopedics with a sub-specialty in Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery. He was the first foot and ankle surgeon in Northwest Indiana trained in the Swiss techniques of bone healing, which utilizes screws and plates to facilitate faster healing and better range of motion post-operatively. This allows easier weight bearing and primary bone healing – essential to excellent post-operative recovery. He trained a second year in South Bend at the Osteopathic Hospital further refining his skills in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle.
Doctor Fedorchak is a firm believer in painless surgical procedures for his patients. Having taught at Indiana University School of Medicine for three years as an Associate Faculty member, he authored and published four articles on nerve and body function. He presently teaches at Loretto Hospital in Chicago and is involved as an attending surgeon in their three-year Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program. Surgical Residents from Loretto Hospital in Chicago drive here to Northwest Indiana, weekly, to scrub in with Dr. Fedorchak and learn surgical techniques.
When you have foot or ankle trauma that requires surgery, go to the offices of Dr. Frederick N. Fedorchak & Dr. Veronica A. kacmar-Fedorchak. We are renowned and experienced foot and ankle surgeons who utilizes advanced healing techniques and equipment to diagnose and treat your podiatric problems. Dial (219) 763-1680 today to schedule a consultation with us.
Indiana University Northwest Graduate with Honors
Retired Associate Faculty Member of Indiana University Northwest – Anatomy & Physiology
Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine Graduate-Scholl College
Residency Trained in Ankle, Rearfoot & Forefoot Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Veronica A. Kacmar-Fedorchak is a native of Crown Point, Indiana, and a graduate of Andrean High School. She attended Indiana University Bloomington and Northwest. She is a retired associated faculty member of Indiana University Northwest, having taught Anatomy and Physiology to pre-medicine, nursing, and dental hygiene students.
Dr. Kacmar-Fedorchak attended Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine from 2010-2014, graduating with honors. She did her three year residency at one of the oldest and most respected Podiatric surgical residency programs in the United States, the Hugar Program at Loretto & Gottlieb Hospitals on the west side of Chicago. There she trained in both conservative and surgical treatment of a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions. Her training covered forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot / ankle reconstructive surgery, with additional training in 21st century medical advancements. As Chief Resident she was directly responsible for ALL Surgical care of Hospital Ankle, Rearfoot & Forefoot Patients.
Dr. Kacmar-Fedorchak presently enjoys surgical privileges at Pinnacle Hospital (Crown Point) St. Mary’s Hospital (Hobart), Methodist Hospital (Merrillville), and St. Anthony’s Hospital (Crown Point).
Our office philosophy has always been to treat all patients as if they were part of our family. Therefore, you can expect to be treated with respect at all times when in our practice. Your diagnosis, cause of the problem, as well as conservative and when necessary surgical treatment will be explained thoroughly and in plain English for you to understand. All conservative therapy will be exhausted before surgical procedures are recommended when possible. All of your questions and concerns will be addressed with the Doctor and answered to your satisfaction. You will benefit from the newest, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment available. We will make every effort to not only relieve your symptoms, but more importantly to explain to you the pathological orthopedic nature and cause of your pain and address that as well, to ensure, as much as possible, no return or worsening of your condition in the future. Our office phone is answered by a human being 24 hours a day to ensure that your needs are given immediate attention. Our office number is (219)-763-1680.