Dr. Jacoby describes the Scottsdale Neuropathy Institute.
The Scottsdale Neuropathy Institute was formulated and instituted because of the need for this disease to be under one roof, so to speak. I wanted to bring the resources, the testing, the expertise that I learned from Dr. Dellon in, back to Scottsdale so that I can train other people in this work.
I can bring in the technical ability that I really didn’t have before. There’s special instruments that we use for measuring nerve loss. We have gate analysis. We have specialized instruments. We have nutritional support. We have lots of things that encompass this disease process.
I use lots of neurologists in our institute to help me with these diagnoses because all neuropathy is not compression, and all the patients that we see really don’t have a surgical solution. I don’t want anybody to think that every patient who has diabetes has a compression neuropathy and everybody who has a compression needs surgery. That’s not the case.
We have other modalities that we use, and we will have newer ones in the future. There are new medications. There are new modalities and non-surgical things that we can do.
About Dr. Jacoby, D.P.M.:
Dr. Richard Jacoby, D.P.M., graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia, specializing in foot and ankle surgery. Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeons, he is currently president of Valley Foot Surgeons in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition, Dr. Jacoby is chairman of the board of Healthcare Networks of America.
Dr. Jacoby has been named the 2010 President of The Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.