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Gaurav Vajaria, DPM, FACFAS

Philosophy of Care

I make it a priority to give each of my patients the time and attention needed so that they fully understand their diagnosis and treatment options. I utilize both conservative and surgical options, and am experienced in today’s most advanced treatment options.


Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.5
Based on 291 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Podiatry


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Podiatry, Foot Surgery
    • Podiatry, Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts both children and adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    I provide treatment to patients of all ages, including conservative and surgical options. I have a special interest in diabetic limb salvage, reconstructive surgery, and wound care.


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    I enjoy running, golfing, traveling, tennis, and skiing. I also enjoy spending time with my family.


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
    Graduation Date 06/2007
    Degree D.P.M.

    RESIDENCY
    School University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    Title Chief Surgical Resident

  • Procedures

    Podiatry
    • Ankle & Foot Sprain Care
    • Ankle Replacement
    • Arthritic Deformities Treatment
    • Arthroscopy of the Foot & Ankle
    • Charcot Foot
    • Cheilectomy
    • Claw Toe/Contracted Toe
    • Corn/Calluses Treatment
    • Cortisone Injection
    • Custom Orthotic Therapy
    • Cyst/Mass of Foot
    • Diabetic Foot Care
    • External Fixation
    • Flatfoot Deformities
    • Foot & Ankle Trauma
    • Hammertoe Correction Surgery
    • Heel Pain
    • Ingrown Toenails
    • Nail Fungus
    • Neuromas
    • Plantar Faciitis
    • Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Sprain and Fracture Care
    • Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatment / Nail Disorders
    • Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatment / Skin Disorders
    • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Treatment of Sports Related Injuries
    • Wart Treatment
    • Wound Care
  • Memberships

    • American Podiatric Medical Association
    • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name William M. Scholl Merit Scholarship Award
    Date 01/2000

  • Research & Clinical Trials

    RESEARCH

    • Comparing the Strength of Braided Polybend Polyeth
    • Subungual Glomus Tumor: Case Presentation and Lite


  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.5
    Based on 291 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

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    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.4
    288 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.6
    286 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.7
    287 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.7
    286 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.6
    288 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.4
    285 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.6
    284 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.6
    285 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.5
    284 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.3
    285 ratings


    Comments (20)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


    1.3
    May 22, 2019
    Care Provider showed a non caring attitude.   
    2.6
    May 19, 2019
    the doctor seemed very rushed and hurried through things, including the explanation of how I should care for my injury  
    2.6
    Apr 18, 2019
    Seemed very competent. Bedside manner could be better.  
    5.0
    Apr 17, 2019
    Dr. V was my hero.   
    3.1
    Apr 03, 2019
    Doctor also seemed rushed.  
    4.8
    Mar 18, 2019
    Although it was my first time seeing her, I felt she knew me. She has an awesome bedside manner.   
    4.6
    Mar 14, 2019
    Excellent doctor I already have referred to him! Trust him very much. Very personable and kind.  
    4.8
    Mar 08, 2019
    Very nice doctor, I recommend him to my friends.   
    5.0
    Feb 03, 2019
    good  
    5.0
    Jan 30, 2019
    He is an incredible Doctor!!!  
    5.0
    Jan 15, 2019
    Dr. V was extremely kind and helpful.  
    5.0
    Jan 08, 2019
    Dr V has always been friendly and professional. His treatments have always resolved my issue.  
    5.0
    Dec 29, 2018
    Was recommended this doctor and had a good experience. Took time to explain and was friendly  
    5.0
    Dec 28, 2018
    the doctor was extremely kind!!  
    4.8
    Dec 04, 2018
    absolutely loved dr vijaria  
    5.0
    Sep 18, 2018
    Very nice, patient and understanding.  
    5.0
    Aug 23, 2018
    *Dr. Vajaria is the best!  
    5.0
    Aug 18, 2018
    I would highly recommend vi.  
    5.0
    Aug 08, 2018
    Dr Vajaria has been a life saver. When others would have given up he has taken the time to design a standard of care that allowed my body time to heal naturally without surgical amputation. See more  
    3.3
    Aug 01, 2018
    The visit felt a little rushed, like the doctor was just trying to get through the appointment quickly. I felt like I had to rush to ask questions before he left.  
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