David Pytowski

David Pytowski, DPM, FACFAS

Podiatry
Foot and Ankle Surgery
4.7of 5 | (769) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients Available at Multiple Locations Ages seen: 7 - 99 Joined ARC: 2009

About David Pytowski, DPM, FACFAS

  • Dr. Pytowski enjoys spending time with his wife, dogs, and friends. He is a forever runner, vegan, and fitness fanatic who loves everything Austin has to offer, and is usually easy to spot somewhere fun and outdoors in South Austin.

My training is centered on the belief that accurate and efficient treatment hinges on my ability to provide an accurate diagnosis. I find that when treatments are not working, it is usually because the diagnosis is incorrect. Listening to and guiding my patients via very pointed and exact questioning to seek the necessary answers is paramount in my ability to provide that accurate diagnosis. I strive to recommend the most medically sound and proven surgical and non-surgical treatment options to assist you. If you have pain, weakness, or instability in your feet and ankles or during activities, please call my office, as it is my pleasure to treat you, your loved ones, or friends.

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.

Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Foot Surgery
    Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
    American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Medical School
    The New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY, 2003
  • Residency
    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Teaching Hospitals, Cambridge, MA, 2006
  • Awards & Honors
    • "Austin’s Top Doctors," Austin Monthly, 2021, 2022

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

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

4.7out of 5
  • April 11, 2024

    Received one steroid shot in left foot anckel still have derive pain on top of foot I feel several shoots should have been given as has been done in past can I come in today and complete treatment

  • April 10, 2024

    All good see how my diagnosis goes thanks very fast and knowledgeable service.

  • April 10, 2024

    I liked how I didn’t have to wait too long to see my doctor.

  • April 10, 2024

    Was great service all the way from beginning to ending. Thank you.

  • April 9, 2024

    ARC staff is always fast and professional. You check in online and that speeds up the process of getting attended!

  • April 9, 2024

    During my appointment with Dr. Pytowski at Austin Regional Clinic I found him to be a great listener, very personable, empathetic, compassionate and an awesome instructor. I’m 74 years old and this was the first time I’ve been to a podiatrist and yet I have broken toes a lot. I was always told the only thing you can do for a broken toe is tape the broken toe to the toe next to it. However, I learned at my appointment today that there definitely is a right way and a wrong way to tape a toe. Dr. Pytowski took the time to let me video tape him taping my toe the proper way so it would heal properly and quicker. Dr. Pytowski I can’t thank you and your staff enough for the excellent care I received. I feel confident knowing that I have you as my podiatrist. I highly recommend Dr. Pytowski at Austin Regional Clinic.

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