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    Dr. Kachmar has been in practice since 1986 in the Ocean/Monmouth County area and is Board Certified in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery and has successfully preformed over 5,000 foot/ankle procedures in the past twenty-five years of practice. He completed his medical training at Temple University, including residencies at JFK University Medical Center, Stafford, Cherry Hill and Turnersville, NJ, and Temple Sports Medicine Center. Dr. Kachmar was born in Jersey City, NJ and moved to the Jersey Shore in 1970. He currently resides in Toms River, NJ. While attending college he was on the swim team, and subsequently became a lifeguard on the Seaside Heights Beach Patrol and currently continues his affiliation as the Beach Patrol physician. Currently, Dr. Kachmar is the acting chairman of the department of podiatric surgery at community Memorial Hospital Toms River, New Jersey. He was the Present Chairman of the Department of Podiatric Surgery at Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ Past Chairman, Podiatry Subsection, Southern Ocean County Hospital, Manahawkin, NJ Director, Podiatric Services, Center for Diabetes, Toms River, NJ. He is affiliated with the following hospitals: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood, NJ Southern Ocean County Hospital, Manahawkin, NJ JFK University Medical Center, Stafford, NJ He has extensive years of experience and training in reconstructive pediatric and adult lower extremity surgery i.e. flat foot surgery, congenital deformity peripheral nerve surgery and deformity of lower extremity. Dermatological conditions such as biopsy and removal of skin cancer are also part of Dr. Kachmar's expertise. Dr. Kachmar also has special training in the following: Venous reflux and ulceration disease, PAD/PVD Reconstructive surgery of the lower leg, ankle and foot Ultrasound guided sclera therapy Digital diagnostic equipment Ambulatory phlebotomies Endogenous laser procedures Certification: Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS) Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Primary Medicine (FACFAO) Continuing Education Post Graduate Studies: (most recent listed first) Annual Venous Symposium in New York! Comprehensive, Practical and Venous Education, New York City, NY Dermfoot Lower Extremity Scientific Seminar, Annapolis, MD Atlantic City Regional lll Conference, Atlantic City, NJ Harvard Medical School, Diabetic Foot Management, Boston, MA Medical and Surgical Techniques of the Foot, Ankle and Lower Leg, Tucker GA Complications of Podiatric Medicine and Management of Infections, Sanibel FL World Congress of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Philadelphia PA Neurosensory and Motor Testing, John Hopkins, Baltimore, MD The Complicated Foot: Diabetes, Trauma, and First Ray Pathology, Philadelphia, PA Complications of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ Foot and Ankle Applications of Circular Frames, Scottsdale AZ Rearfoot Surgery Course, Tucker, GA Diabetic Limb Salvage, Washington, DC International External Fixation Symposium, San Antonio, TX National Wound Healing Conference, New York, NY About the Jersey Shore Foot and Leg Center If your are looking for a Board Certified Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgeon, a Wound Care Specialist plus a Board Certified General Surgeon with a specialization in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, within the surrounding towns of Bayville, Barnegat, Toms River, Lakewood, Brick, Wall, Waretown, Forked River, Manahawkin, Spring Lake, and others in New Jersey, we can be of help to you in meeting your medical needs. The main goal of our website is to provide you with an exceptional level of information as to the services we offer, including in-office surgical procedures. As you navigate through the site you will find a wealth of material related to Podiatry, Orthopedics, Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery, Pain Management, Vascular Surgery, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Dermatology, Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems, Wound Care treatments available, plus Fitness and Your Feet and Shoes, and Orthotics. We also offer specialized care in the area of Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease and others. Click on the above Brochure tab to view a quick snapshot of our services. For a more comprehensive overview of our practice, peruse the webpage for information about our Doctors, Services, Offices locations and hours, Photos, YouTube videos, links to Facebook and Skype for 24/7 consultations and/or second opinions, insurance procedures, New Patient Forms, Appointment Requests, maps, directions, Patient Education and Contact Us information. By combining the knowledge base, highly-developed surgical skills along with on-going medical training and utilization of effective diagnostic equipment and protocols, our Board Certified Reconstruction Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Wound Care Specialists, and General/Vascular Surgeon, who all practice in the Ocean and Monmouth County areas, can provide our patients with the information needed to make good choices about their leg, foot, ankle care with respect to surgery, advanced vein disease, vascular surgery and wound care. Our other goal is to educate each patient and begin a relevant treatment program with the highest quality of care available. Whatever your foot, ankle or lower leg trouble, we will work together to find the answers that will comfort you and bring you relief. You deserve to have the best care available and that is what we provide! We take pride in providing you with a comfortable office experience. Our qualified staff is friendly and will ensure a pleasant visit. Click on the above Offices tab to view photos of our offices. The main office is conveniently located in Bayville, NJ, with a second office located in Barnegat, NJ, plus we have other locations to suit your needs. We invite you to e-mail, call or contact us via our webpage or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JerseyShoreFootAndLegCenter/ with any questions, or to request an appointment. Please note: If for some unfortunate reason you find yourself in the emergency room, you have the right to ask for a physician by name instead of receiving care from the On Call physician. For any Podiatry (foot and ankle) care, trauma, and/or General/Vascular Surgery needs, our doctors are on staff at several local NJ hospitals including; Community Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center-Southern Campus. Additionally, Dr. Kachmar is associated with both the Immediate Care Medical Walk-In center at the Lacey Medical Arts Building, 833 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731, Phone: 609.242.7700 http://immcare.com/Lacey. and the Immediate Care Medical Walk-In center at the Toms River Shopping Center, 1 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08753, Phone: 732-281-3201, http://immcare.com/toms-river where you can request, at your time of registration for Dr. Kachmar to be contacted immediately for a consultation for possible surgical interventions (meet you at the hospital), or a direct office referral for post-care services, which are not provided by Immediate Care Centers, or similar walk-in centers. For our anyone who cannot come in for an office visit and is seeking a consultation or second opinion, we offer virtual services via Skype. Additionally, Dr. Thomas Kedersha, Board Certified in General surgery with a specialization in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, is fluent in several languages, including Spanish. Please call or Skype us for a consultation and/or second opinion.
    Clinical Expertise

    Podiatry

  • Medical School

    Temple University

    Residency

    Residencies at JFK University Medical Center, Stafford, Cherry Hill and Turnersville, NJ, and Temple Sports Medicine Center.

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    AARP Healthcare,Aetna,Aetna Health Plans of NJ,Aetna Medicare NNJ Prime,AmeriHealth,Blue Cross/Blue Shield NJ,Cigna,First MCO (Workers' Comp),GHI PPO,GHI through Qualcare (Only for patients where the Qualcare logo appears on the ID card),Horizon Blue Cross