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Welcome To Archstone Foot & Ankle Institute

In an age where technological information systems are easily accessible to everyone, some people are more likely to self diagnose online than spend the time to go to a physician. Granted, a lot of information on the internet is informative and accurate. However it cannot provide a complete or focused physical exam or history, which is where the majority of diagnostic differentials are derived. Online tools can give you a broad idea of what may be bothering you, but they can never be used to definitively diagnose your problem. Our doctors will take the time not only to diagnose and treat you, but to understand your goals in treatment, as well as to help you fully understand the cause, treatment, and likely outcomes of your pathology. We believe that patient compliance comes from patient education, and will not let you walk out of our clinic without all your questions answered. It’s those patients that discuss their needs and the realities of treatment ahead of them who have the most successful outcomes. You will not be on the clock here, you will not be ignored, and you will not be just a patient.

A common misconception with pains and aches is that it will get better on its own with rest. This may be true for some pathologies, but a large number of diseases are progressive and will not resolve on their own. This misconception has lead to numerous amputations, drastic reconstructive surgeries, long term pain and immobility, and wheelchair bound patients. Preventative medicine is a practice that prevents onset of disease as well as early detection of pathologies. Our bodies have a very sensitive and specific system to notify us when there is something abnormal; Don’t ignore it. Our doctors practice medicine with this belief and prefer to have the majority of our patients for checkups with good news rather than a schedule dominated by chronic pathologies which could have been prevented. When you come see us, you aren’t just taking care of a problem you’ve been dealing with, but also looking out for your future well being. We take the time to identify early signs and markers of possible diseases and pathologies to discuss in detail what you can do to help prevent their onset. If you are struggling with bunions, ingrown toenails, nail fungus, warts or more we can help, give us a call today at (310) 326-8551.

DR. MICHAEL BLOCH

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DR. MICHAEL BLOCH

Education

Professional Education

  • California College of Podiatric Medicine
    San Francisco, California
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree Conferred August, 1992 – May, 1996

Postgraduate Training

  • Bay Harbor Hospital
    Podiatric Surgical Residency Program
    Harbor City, California July, 1997 – June, 1998

Additional Certifications

  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Surgery
  • DORNIER EPOS ULTRA – (ESWT) For Chronic Proximal Plantar Fasciitis
  • Certified, Laser treatment for fungal toenails.

Organizations

Work Experience

  • Baja Project for Crippled Children
    Participated in lectures, conferences, clinical & surgical sessions
    July, 1997 – Present
    Surgical Management for Chronic, Tophaceous Gout
  • Retrospective analysis/Classification System
    Eric Feit, D.P.M.,Attending Physician
    San Pedro, California 1998
  • “Plantar Dissection Video”
    Performed anatomical dissections, project for Barbara Kriz, Ph. D., Professor of Lower Extremity Anatomy
    California College of Podiatric Medicine 1993

Dr. ROLAND CARROLL

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Dr. ROLAND CARROLL

Education

Postgraduate

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Walnut Creek, CA
  • Podiatric Surgical Residency, PSR–24
  • Expanded surgical experience in rearfoot reconstruction, rearfoot and forefoot trauma, diabetic limb salvage and forefoot surgery Enhanced inpatient care through co-management of complex medical patients Gained exposure to pediatric surgical and non-surgical care, including clubfoot casting, fractures, congenital deformities and skin lesions July 2002 – June 2003
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Washington, D.C.
  • Podiatric Surgical Residency, PSR–12
  • Received thorough forefoot and rearfoot surgical training from more than 25 surgeons Acquired advanced surgical exposure with rotations in Plastic and Orthopedic Surgery Supported resident and student education with weekly didactic activities July 2001 – June 2002
  • Rotating Podiatric Residency, RPR
  • Managed high-volume general podiatry clinic with large high-risk diabetic population Medically managed podiatry inpatients and worked closely with other medical specialties Actively contributed to patient care with rotations in Internal Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Anesthesia, Radiology and Pathology July 2000 – June 2001

Professional involvement

  • American Podiatric Medical Association, Resident Member
  • USA Today Help Line Volunteer
  • Fielded nationwide phone inquires concerning footcare and podiatry Fall 2001 – Summer 2003
  • SCACFAS (Surgery Club), Vice President Fall 1996 – Spring 2000

Work Experience

  • Bay Harbor Podiatry Group – Torrance, CA
  • Associate, Private Practice July 2003 – Present
  • Scholl College Department of Basic Sciences/Clinical Sciences
  • Tutor: Histology, Gross Anatomy, Physiology, Lower Extremity Anatomy and Functional Orthopedics
  • Teaching Assistant: Lower Extremity Anatomy Laboratory Fall 1997 – Spring 1999
  • Feet First Museum, Scholl College
  • Museum Tour Guide/Program Assistant Summer 1998 – 2000
  • Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory, Molecular & Integrative Physiology Dept
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Utilized MRI techniques to investigate physiological influences on water relaxation time Spring 1995 – Summer 1996

Honors

Dr. CHUL KIM

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Dr. CHUL KIM

Education

Residency

Board Certification

Membership

Hospital Affiliations

Interests

  • Trauma of the foot and ankles, reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle deformities, diabetic wound care and limb preservation surgery

Publication

  • Author of multiple articles in medical journals

Lecturing and Teaching

  • Lectures and teaches workshops on surgical principles and techniques to other surgeons nationwide

Foreign Languages

  • Fluent in Korean

Dr. BRIAN PARK

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Dr. BRIAN PARK

Education

Residency

Board Certification

Membership

  • Qualified Medical Examiner, Division of Worker’s Compensation – Medical Unit

Interests

  • Geriatric care, medical-legal dispute resolution for Worker’s Compensation

Awards and Publications

  • Biological Response Modifiers in the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis-American Journal of health-System Pharmacy, June 1, 2003 vol.60 no.11

DR. ALEXANDER PEREZ

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DR. ALEXANDER PEREZ

Dr. Pérez is a foot and ankle surgical specialist with extensive training and experience in cosmetic and reconstructive foot and ankle procedures as well as the care of complex wounds. He attended Florida State University and earned his doctorate at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Pérez went on to do a three-year residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center where he served as chief resident.

In addition, Dr. Pérez has multiple in-process original research publications. He has joined Bay Harbor Podiatry Group and the practice of Drs. Marc G. Mittleman, Michael S. Bloch, Roland J. Carroll III, and Robert H. Leaming.

Education and Training

Awards and Honors

  • APMSA House of Delegates MVP Award
  • NYCPM Merit Scholarship

Board Certification

Languages

  • English – Native language
  • Spanish – Native language
  • Russian – Conversational

Additional Experience

  • AAFAO Comprehensive Course (2015)

DR. GAVIN TSUCHIDA

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DR. GAVIN TSUCHIDA

Born and raised in Torrance, Dr. Tsuchida graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Physiological Sciences. He then received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York and completed a comprehensive 4-year foot and ankle surgical residency at New York Presbyterian Queens, a Level 1 Trauma Center.

During his training, Dr. Tsuchida was exposed to all manner of foot and ankle pathologies ranging from fungal nails, heel pain, ingrown nails, tendonitis, arthritis, and lacerations, all the way to complicated foot and ankle trauma and reconstructive surgery. He was also fortunate to spend a significant portion of his senior year at NYP Columbia & NYP Weill Cornell. At NYP Columbia, he furthered his knowledge of sports medicine and complicated elective reconstructive surgeries. At NYP Weill Cornell, Dr. Tsuchida worked with the Program for Advanced Limb Preservation (PALP) team which furthered his expertise in preventing major amputation and managing complicated ulcers & infections as part of a comprehensive interdisciplinary team.

Now, happy to be back in the SouthBay, Dr. Tsuchida is excited to serve his community at Archstone Foot and Ankle Institute.

Education and Training

  • PMSR/RRA Residency – New York Presbyterian Queens – Flushing, New York
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine – New York College of Podiatric Medicine – New York, NY
  • Bachelors of Science: Physiological Sciences – University of California – Los Angeles

Certifications/Memberships

  • Board Qualified – American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)
  • Associate Member, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Interests

  • Diabetic Woundcare and Limb Salvage, Elective and post-traumatic foot and ankle reconstructive surgery and deformity correction

Hospital Affiliations

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence – Little Company of Mary

Additional Experience

  • Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy Course (2023)
  • IFAF Ankle Arthroscopy Course (2021)
  • AAFAO Basic: Comprehensive Course of Internal Fixation for Reconstructive Surgery & Trauma of the Foot & Ankle (2021)

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING

Dr. Perez and his nursing staff are exceptional! He takes the time to answer all questions and has done a great job with my surgery and all the follow ups. They truly make you feel like they care about your well being.

- Gilbert L.

Nice office and friendly staff

- Joe C.

I have been going to Archstone Foot and Ankle for the past few years and am always impressed by Dr. Perez and his entire staff. From calling to make an appointment, to check in and check out, the team is always patient, kind and efficient. Even though they are a busy office, they treat their patients well. Glad I found them.

- Barry S.

Dr. Perez is AMAZING!!! I went in with a friend for moral support and Dr. Perez and the office manager Anna were beyond helpful and professional. Every single worry/question was answered before the procedure and once we were ready it all went great! I highly recommend Archstone Foot Institute especially Dr. Perez who helped my friend out for any foot or ankle needs they are simply THE BEST!

- Diana R

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Bunions

Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes.

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Hammertoes

Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer.

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Diabetic Care

With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage.

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Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe...

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