Dr. Garey L. Weber has been in private practice as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine since 1970. Dr. Weber’s extensive training in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions is matched by his extraordinary level of experience and accomplishments in the operating room. Using the latest diagnostic and surgical equipment, Dr. Weber has performed thousands of successful surgeries to restore normal foot function in his patients.
Dr. Weber performed traditional foot surgery from 1970 to 1976. This type of surgery requires long incisions, the addition of pins and screws and a significant recovery time for patients to return to work. In 1976, Dr. Weber developed minimally invasive surgical techniques using smaller incisions – commonly known as MIS. Dr. Weber has many years of experience researching and treating bunions with MIS. His procedure corrects the deformity, relieves patient pain and allows patients to return to work or play much sooner than with traditional bunion surgery. Dr. Weber’s minimally invasive bunion procedures have been so consistently successful that his services are often retained to correct other foot surgeries that failed with traditional surgery.
Many physicians refer their patients to Dr. Weber for correction of bunions, and California Foot and Ankle Institute sees patients from across the country for his MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgical) procedures. Dr. Weber has lectured extensively to other doctors in the U.S. and other countries through the Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgeons. He was one of a few doctors from the U.S. invited to China to teach orthopedic surgeons his minimally invasive techniques. He hosted the leading orthopedic surgeon from China, Dr. Tian DeHao, M.D., Professor of Orthopedics, in his office to observe and learn his MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgical) technique. He has lectured to orthopedic surgeons from Spain, South America and Central America.
Dr. Weber is one of only 300 doctors in the world trained in nerve decompression surgery -- a highly specialized microsurgery that restores normal blood flow and function to entrapped nerves that cause much of the pain and suffering associated with peripheral neuropathy. This surgery actually relieves the underlying cause of pain, providing immediate and lasting results for patients who have often suffered for years.
- Doctor of Pharmacy, 1965. University of California Medical Center, School of Pharmacy, San Francisco (1961-1965)
- Bachelor of Science, 1967. California College of Podiatric Medicine.
- Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, 1970. California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco (1967-1970)
- Scholarship in Podiatric Education from American Podiatry Association, 1967-1970
- Podiatrist of the Year, Affiliated Podiatrists of California, 1984
- Associate in Process, National College of Foot Surgeons,1972
- Associate National College of Foot Surgeons, 1974
- Fellow National College of Foot Surgeons, 1977
- Diplomat American Board of Podiatric Sports Medicine, 1979
- Diplomat American Board of Foot Surgeons, 1982
- Associate American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, 1982
- Diplomat American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Ambulatory Section, 1986
- Board Certified, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, Podiatric Medicine, 1988
- Diplomat American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics, 1989
- Diplomat International Society of Podiatric Laser Surgery, 1978
- Western Regional Director of 13 states for the Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery, 1983-1985
- Certified in Endoscopic Heel Surgery, San Francisco, 1992
- Western Regional Director of Region 12 for the Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery, 1997-2000
- One of the first doctors to incorporate Acell stem therapy to the treatment of wounds, July, 2011
- Advanced training in nerve decompression releases for neuropathy, 2012