Podiatric Surgery (Podiatry/Foot Surgery)

Watson Clinic proudly offers a team of board-certified podiatrists who specialize in conservative and surgical treatments for disorders involving the foot and ankle. These treatment options are designed to remedy conditions like plantar fasciitis/heel pain, tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis and sesamoiditis, as well as the following:
  • Achilles Tendonitis, tear & rupture, tendon surgery
  • Arthritis Treatment
  • Athletes Foot
  • Bunions
  • Diabetic Foot Care, Diabetic Ulcers
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy for Heel Pain
  • Foot and Ankle Sprains / Injury
  • Fractures
  • Gangrene and peripheral vascular disease
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Gout
  • Hammertoes
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Neuroma
  • Sports related injuries
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Toenail Fungus and Toenail Injury
  • Warts
  • Wound Care

Few conditions prove more debilitating than those involving the foot or ankle. Watson Clinic’s Podiatry specialists are proud to offer a full range of corrective procedures and the very latest technologies in the field of Podiatry to help patients return to a normal state of activity and alleviate discomfort. Appointments are available from four convenient locations in North Lakeland, South Lakeland, Lakeland Highlands and Bartow areas.

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Podiatric Surgery Physicians:

James J. Butler, Jr., DPM
  • Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, DPM
  • Internship & Residency: Hollywood Medical Center, Hollywood, FL, Chief Resident
  • Board-certified: Podiatric Surgery; Subspecialty Board of Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Certification, American Academy of Wound Management Certification
  • Member: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Podiatric Medical Association, Florida Podiatric Medical Association

Zully A. Calvo, DPM
Zully A. Calvo, DPM
  • Medical School: Barry University, Miami Shores, FL, DPM
  • Residency: Hollywood Medical Center, Hollywood, FL, Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
  • Fellowship: AO International Foundation, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Board-certified: Podiatric Surgery
  • Member: American Podiatric Medical Association, Florida Podiatric Medical Association, Broward County Podiatry Association, Florida Medical Association, Polk County Medical Association

Dominic DiPierro, DPM, FACFAS
Dominic E. DiPierro, DPM, FACFAS
  • Medical School: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, OH, DPM
  • Residency: Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellowship: Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Kurgan, Russia, External Fixation; Chicago Foot and Ankle Deformity Correction Center, Chicago, IL, Orthoplastic Limb Reconstruction and Microsurgical Peripheral Nerve Repair
  • Board-certified: Foot and Ankle Surgery Certification in Foot Surgery, Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
  • Member: Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons; Qualified Fellow, Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons; American Microsurgical Orthoplastic Society



    Watson Clinic Main
    1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
    Lakeland, FL 33805

    Watson Clinic Bartow Building A
    2250 Osprey Blvd. Suite 100
    Bartow, FL 33830

    Watson Clinic Highlands
    2300 E. County Road 540A
    Lakeland Highlands, FL 33813

    Watson Clinic South
    1033 N. Parkway Frontage Rd.
    Lakeland, FL 33803

    Please call 863-680-7214 for additional information.