Carlos Romero, DPM, FACFAS

Carlos Romero, DPM, FACFAS

Podiatry
Foot and Ankle Surgery
4.8of 5 | (896) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients ARC South 1st Specialty and Pediatrics Ages seen: 0 - 99 Joined ARC: 2004

About Carlos Romero, DPM, FACFAS

  • Dr. Romero enjoys photography, and his patients can see some of his photographs in his office. He also enjoys jazz, opera, furniture restoration, and cooking. He enjoys time with his children, taking an art class with one of his daughters, piano lessons with another, and Scouting with his three sons. Dr. Romero loves to dance with his wife, and travel to new and old familiar locations.

I enjoy serving my patients. I knew for a long time that I wanted to be in medicine, and the more I pursued Podiatry, the more it appealed to me. I get to help people where life hits the pavement. Helping people get back on their feet is truly rewarding. I try to see my patients’ medical needs in an interdisciplinary way by treating the vascular, orthopedic, dermatological, and neurological issues regarding the foot and ankle. Foot problems can be simple or complicated, either way — I enjoy the challenge.

Services

Achilles Tendon and Rupture Repair

Achilles Tendon and Rupture Repair

Surgical repair of an Achilles tendon rupture or injury.

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Ankle Ligament Repair

Ankle Ligament Repair

The surgical repair of an injured or damaged ankle ligament.

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Arthritis Treatment

Arthritis Treatment

Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are common conditions that cause pain, swelling, and limited movement. They affect joints and connective tissues around the body. 

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Assistive Device and Orthotic Management

Assistive Device and Orthotic Management

ARC podiatrists can help you find the assistive devices (braces, canes, and more) and orthotics to improve your mobility and comfort.

Brostrom Procedure

Brostrom Procedure

Brostrom surgery repairs the ligaments on the side or outside of the ankle.

Bunion Surgery

Bunion Surgery

Bunion surgery is performed to reduce pain and correct deformities caused by bunions.

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Casting and Other Forms of Immobilization

Casting and Other Forms of Immobilization

Casting helps immobilize injured bones, promote healing, and reduce pain and swelling while bones heal from surgery or injury.

Comprehensive Examination and Diagnosis

Comprehensive Examination and Diagnosis

An ARC podiatrist can evaluate and diagnose foot problems that cause discomfort.

Debridement

Debridement

Debridement is the removal of damaged tissue or foreign objects from a wound.

Diabetes Risk Management

Diabetes Risk Management

Diabetes risk management helps manage foot problems that can be caused by diabetes.

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Exercises and/or Physical Therapy

Exercises and/or Physical Therapy

Exercise and/or physical therapy may be encouraged by your ARC provider to help restore function following an injury or surgical procedure.

Foot Alignment Devices

Foot Alignment Devices

Foot alignment devices help keep your toes properly aligned to reduce discomfort.

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Foot and ankle reconstruction surgery is performed to correct the structures of the foot and ankle, and restore function to the area after an injury or condition.

Fracture Care (Casting, Bracing, Surgery)

Fracture Care (Casting, Bracing, Surgery)

Fracture treatment to put the pieces of bone back in place, control the pain, give the bone time to heal, prevent complications, and restore normal use of the fractured area.

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Hammer Toe Surgery

Hammer Toe Surgery

Hammer toe surgery is performed to correct deformities of the toes to reduce pain and improve the flexibility of the muscles in your toes.

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Ingrown Toenail Removal

Ingrown Toenail Removal

Ingrown toenail removal involves the removal of ingrown toenails to treat infections and complications in your toe area.

Management of Deformities

Management of Deformities

A surgical procedure to correct deformities that cause you pain or discomfort.

Management of Foot and Ankle Fractures

Management of Foot and Ankle Fractures

Foot and ankle fractures may require surgical repair or wearing a cast or brace to help treat an injury.

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Management of Soft Tissue Injuries

Management of Soft Tissue Injuries

Podiatry is the medical specialty focused on leg health below the knee, which includes the lower leg, ankle, foot, and toes. Even your skin and nails tell a tale. Our board certified providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all bones, muscles, and connective tissue (tendons, ligaments, and fascia) in the lower legs.

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Nonsurgical and Surgical Podiatric Treatments

Nonsurgical and Surgical Podiatric Treatments

ARC podiatrists offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments for foot and ankle issues.

Operative Management of Acute and Chronic Ankle Instability/Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

Operative Management of Acute and Chronic Ankle Instability/Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

A surgical procedure to manage acute and chronic ankle instability (ankle ligament reconstruction).

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Oral and Locally Injected Medication

Oral and Locally Injected Medication

Oral and locally injected medication helps treat pain, infections, and other conditions.

Orthobiologics / Platelet Rich Plasma

Orthobiologics / Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment can support the healing of wounds and joint injuries.

Orthotics

Orthotics

Orthotics are medical aids prescribed by your podiatrist to improve foot and ankle issues, including foot deformities, arch pain, heel pain, diabetic foot ulcers, lower leg tendonitis, overpronation or over supination, back pain, and bunions.

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Peroneal Tendon and Tibialis Tendon Repair

Peroneal Tendon and Tibialis Tendon Repair

Peroneal tendon and tibialis tendon repair is a surgical procedure that helps treat tendon injuries.

Repair of Peroneal Tendinosis with and without Subluxation

Repair of Peroneal Tendinosis with and without Subluxation

Treatment and repair of peroneal tendinosis, the swelling of tendons on the outside of the ankle.

Repair of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction and Adult-Acquired Flat Foot

Repair of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction and Adult-Acquired Flat Foot

Treatment and repair of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and adult-acquired flat foot.

Surgery for Flat Feet and Fallen Arches

Surgery for Flat Feet and Fallen Arches

Surgery for flat feet and fallen arches reshapes the foot to provide you with better support and alleviate pain.

Surgery for Foot and Ankle Fractures

Surgery for Foot and Ankle Fractures

Some foot and ankle fractures may require surgery to ensure the injured area heals properly.

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Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis

Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis

Surgery for plantar fasciitis can be performed to help treat inflamed tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot.

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Surgery of Calcific Achilles Tendonitis/Haglund’s Deformity

Surgery of Calcific Achilles Tendonitis/Haglund’s Deformity

Surgery of calcific Achilles tendonitis/Haglund’s deformity can help treat foot pain.

Surgical Management of Arthritis

Surgical Management of Arthritis

Arthritis surgery can help repair or replace a damaged joint.

Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Tendon or Ligament Ruptures (Brostrom Ankle Ligament Repair)

Tendon or Ligament Ruptures (Brostrom Ankle Ligament Repair)

Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction is a surgery to tighten and firm up one or more ankle ligaments on the outside of your ankle. It’s also known as the Brostrom procedure.

Tendon, Ligament, and Other Soft Tissue Repair and Reconstruction

Tendon, Ligament, and Other Soft Tissue Repair and Reconstruction

Surgical procedures to help repair tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues.

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Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Foot Surgery
    Board Certified Wound Specialist
    Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Medical School
    California College of Podiatric Medicine, Oakland, CA, 2001
  • Residency
    Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, 2004
  • Education
    B.A. in Humanities, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1996
  • Professional Positions
    • Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon
    • Certified as a Wound Care Specialist
    • Worked with a local homeless shelter and with diabetic patients at the Texas Diabetes Institute in San Antonio during medical training years 
  • Awards & Honors
    • Nominated as a Distinguished Surgeon by the Austin Area Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses
    • Austin’s Top Doctors, Austin Monthly, 2022, 2024 

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.8out of 5
  • May 16, 2024

    Dr. Romero was extremely knowledgeable. He explained everything clearly and waited patiently for questions. Dr. Romero made my son feel comfortable and knowing exactly what he needed to do.

  • May 16, 2024

    Trató muy amable

  • May 15, 2024

    I had a wonderful visit. First, I went to the wrong building. I was redirected in such a courteous manner with a smile. I was cordially received in the correct building, responded to questions and took a seat. Dr Romero’s assistant greeted me, took my vitals, and left me waiting for the doctor. He was congenial, and I felt that he treated me as a valued individual, he explained why I have foot pain, he showed me the x-ray disclosing bone on bone, the x-ray technician explained everything he did, he told me his name and he was most courteous. I was overwhelmed by courtesies and the assessment of my needs were also fully explained. I had a Great day visiting my doctor!

  • May 14, 2024

    Dr. Romero and his nurses were prompt, attentive, and thorough.

  • May 14, 2024

    Dr. Romero was very personable and very thorough. He explained what was happening and what we would do to correct my problem.

  • May 14, 2024

    No issues whatever

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