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Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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Dr. Neal Blitz, creator of the Bunionplasty, is a leading authority on Cosmetic & Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery, with 12 years of experience. Patients come from all over to have surgery with Dr. Blitz – both locally to NYC and from abroad, at his state of the art Manhattan Office. Visit

His private practice is located on 56th Street & Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Dr. Blitz is the former Chief of Foot Surgery and Associate Chairman of Orthopaedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in New York.

Dr. Blitz is a is not only a world renowned New York City Foot Surgeon but also known as an innovator. He developed a provisionally patented on a medical implant for the treatment of bunions, which is used nationwide. Dr. Blitz’ bunionplasty technique is revolutionary in that it get patients get on their feet fast, without the need of casting and crutches.

Over the past decade, Dr. Blitz has numerous publications related to Foot & Ankle Surgery within peer-reviewed medical journals, magazines, medical posters, blogs, and surgical textbooks. Dr. Blitz performed important clinical research that has won awards. He has a national reputation, as he has lectured to his surgical colleagues both nationally and abroad. He has written Guest Editorials in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery and the Clinics in Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Blitz is also the Founder & President of Surgery Vitamin, LLC - a new line of surgeon-developed nutraceuticals to support optimal healing after all types of surgery and cosmetic procedures. Learn more at

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Entries by Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

What Does Rory McIlroy's Ankle Ligament Rupture Mean for His Golf Game?

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 9:55 AM

Rory McIlroy revealed on Instagram that he ruptured his anterior talofibular ligament, the major ankle stabilizing ligament, while playing soccer with friends over the weekend. His instagram pictures show him in a removable cast boot up to the knee, donning a pair of crutches, and says "Total rupture of left...

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10 Most Common Bunion Surgery Questions

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 9:59 AM

As a bunion surgeon in Manhattan, there are common questions that routinely come up during a bunion surgery consultation. If you are thinking about having bunion surgery, then this blog will give you my best answers to the most commonly asked bunion surgery questions.

1. What Exactly Is A...

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Best Bunion Surgery Advice Is Not From Dr. Oz or The Doctors

(4) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 4:37 PM

Some foot surgeons already knew that Dr. Oz's advice was somewhat misleading when it came to bunion surgery, but now a Canadian research study indicates that Dr. Oz's overall advice may be not be backed up with facts when it comes to other conditions as well.

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The Best Products to Avoid Bunion Surgery

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 12:38 PM

Those wishing to avoid bunion surgery often search for the best product to get rid of the boney prominence at the base of the big toe. Because a bunion is a structural malalignment problem at the big toe joint, a majority of products are aimed at alleviating the symptoms. Some...

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Walking After Bunion Surgery: Is It Possible?

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 12:59 PM

Bunion Surgery recovery is not as debilitating as it used to be. In my NYC bunion surgery practice, the prolonged use of casts and crutches is something of the past. Modern medical implants designed to hold the bones steady have allowed some surgeons to walk their patients right after their...

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Jones Fracture Surgery: Kevin Durant's Injury Revealed

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 1:28 PM

The reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant is sidelined by a Jones fracture in his right foot, which will likely need surgery. Durant had some discomfort after practice and was subsequently found to have a broken bone on the outside of his foot in his metatarsal bone. Oklahoma City GM Sam...

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Osteochondral Ankle Surgery: Is This What Shin-Soo Choo's 'Torn Ankle Cartilage Surgery' Was All About?

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 3:25 PM

What started as a sprained ankle back in April for Texas Ranger Shin-Soo Choo, has now progressed into surgery to repair/remove "torn ankle cartilage." The details regarding the surgery are limited, but as a Manhattan reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon it's my guess is that he had...

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When to Fix a Broken Ankle

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 1:32 PM

Not every broken ankle requires surgery; however, it's important to have a better understanding of when surgery is needed. Neglecting a broken ankle could lead to ankle arthritis and/or structural deformity -- both of which can cause disability and chronic pain.

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Plantar Fasciitis: Is 'Basketball Heel' to Blame for Obama's Foot Pain?

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 8:41 AM

Obama has plantar fasciitis (heel pain), according to his presidential health exam, and perhaps basketball has something to do with it. It is well-known that Obama plays basketball regularly, and now joins the ranks of the many NBA players with the painful condition.

In recent...

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#FootSelfie -- Would You Tweet Your Naked Feet?

(1) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 3:59 PM

Feel the need to tweet your feet or bare your sole? Meet #footselfie...

It seems some have taken the selfie to a new "lower" level -- and that is down to the street to expose their feet. The foot is no longer considered a part of the body...

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Eli Manning's Ankle Arthroscopy and Prognosis -- A Foot Surgeon's Perspective

(2) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 3:26 PM

As a New York City Foot Surgeon, I want to provide some insight on Eli Manning's "arthroscopic ankle debridement" surgery that was performed. The surgery has sparked concerns that his better days may be behind him. Of course, any surgery on a pro-athlete poses a threat...

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Is Cam Newton Having Ankle Instability Surgery?

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 8:45 AM

As a New York Reconstructive Foot Surgeon, I want to offer some perspective on Cam Newton's "minor ankle surgery." According to Cam Newton is having surgery to "tighten ankle ligaments" -- but what does that really mean?

It would seem that Cam has a condition...

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Bunions in Children: When Is Bunion Surgery Needed?

(2) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 2:32 PM

Kids get bunions too! In my NYC bunion surgery practice, parents commonly ask: "When is the best time to have bunion surgery in kids?" In general, they are not interested in getting surgery for their children/adolescents because they want a prettier foot or to wear more stylish shoes. Rather, the...

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Foot Foreign Bodies: The Dangers of Barefoot

(9) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 4:19 PM

Watch your step when barefoot, because anything sharp -- from nails to snails -- can get stuck in your foot. Its one thing to get a simple puncture, but another to have the object become embedded (also known as a foreign body). Punctures and foreign bodies of the foot are...

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Cosmetic Toe Lengthening: Brachymetatarsia Surgery

(2) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 12:36 PM

As a Manhattan foot surgeon, one of the most rewarding surgeries I perform are cosmetic toe lengthenings. A short toe often causes tremendous psychological embarrassment for people, and fixing this makes a dramatic change in someones life.


What is it: A majority of people...

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Achilles Tendon Rupture Surgery: Kobe Byrant's 'Jump Shot Saving Surgery' Explained

(4) Comments | Posted April 14, 2013 | 1:31 PM

On Friday Kobe Bryant ruptured his Achilles tendon, the most important tendon for a jump shot. He underwent surgery to repair his Achilles but will his jump shot be the same? Well, that all depends on the extent of his injury.

As a reconstructive foot surgeon, I...

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Bunion Laser Treatment: Is It Possible?

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 10:43 AM

In my Manhattan bunion surgery practice, patients frequently inquire about laser bunion removal. Because lasers are often associated with advanced techniques in medicine, most people assume that a laser can zap away their bunion, even though many patients are not exactly sure what a bunion is or what a laser...

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Senators Erik Karlsson's Sliced Achilles: How Bad of an Injury Is It Really?

(4) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 7:40 AM

A sliced Achilles tendon is something that one would expect to see in a horror movie, not on an ice skating rink. Unfortunately for Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, his Achilles was cut by the blade of a skate while being hit against the boards.

Reports are already indicating...

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Plantar Fascia Tear: Will Lakers Pau Gasol Need Foot Surgery?

(13) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 9:04 AM

Lakers forward Pau Gasol injured the plantar fascia of his foot while playing the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. He "felt a pop" in his foot during the game after dealing with a several month ordeal of strain in his foot. Gasol, on twitter, announced that...

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Bring Your Own Stilettos (BYOS) Exercise Class

(2) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 10:20 AM

BYOS (Bring Your Own Stilettos) should be the slogan for the exercise class in New York City, called the Stiletto Workout, where women are instructed to do a series of controlled choreographed workout moves in their stilettos.

So, if you thought the trend was barefoot -- well,...

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