About Carolina Foot & Ankle Specialists
Dr. Andrew Saffer and Dr. Adam Brown both grew up together in Charleston. Dr. Saffer and Dr. Brown have a special interest in Sports Podiatry as athletes themselves. Dr. Saffer earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and Residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Forum Health Western Reserve Care System. Dr. Brown earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Barry University and residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Westside Regional Medical Center. Dr. Saffer and Dr. Brown are both board certified in foot surgery and sports medicine as it relates to the lower extremity.
Our doctors take pride in providing you with a comfortable office experience. Our offices have state of the art diagnostic Ultrasound as well as Digital x-ray. We pride ourselves on taking the proper time with our patients and giving them an accurate diagnosis of their individual foot conditions and explain detailed treatment options in a relaxed office setting. Our main offices are conveniently located in Charleston, and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Dr. Saffer likes to spend his spare time with his wife and two daughters. Dr. Saffer is an avid runner and participates in Taekwondo.
Dr. Brown is a former College of Charleston Baseball player at the College of Charleston. Dr. Brown likes to spend his free time with his wife and three sons who play competitive baseball.
Dr. Vishal Desai is a board-qualified, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon specializing in the treatment of complex foot and ankle conditions including sports injuries, arthritis, cartilage restoration, and deformity correction. He has special interest in ankle replacement and fusion, arthroscopic and minimally invasive foot and ankle procedures, and complex foot and ankle reconstruction. Dr. Desai believes in a patient centered approach directed towards patient education while having patients involved in their treatment, both conservatively and surgically.
Prior to joining Carolina Foot and Ankle Specialists, Dr. Desai obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Texas at Austin and his Podiatric medical degree from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. He then went on to complete a rigorous surgical residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. where he served as chief resident in his final year. This was followed by an additional one-year fellowship in advanced reconstruction, sports medicine, and peripheral nerve surgery at South Central Pennsylvania Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship in Lancaster, PA.
Dr. Desai enjoys spending time with his wife and family, sports, exploring local restaurants, and spending time outdoors. He is excited to help the Charleston community get back on their feet with both conservative and surgical treatment options!
More About Carolina Foot & Ankle Specialists
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Dr. Adam Brown
615 Wesley Drive
(Across from Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream)
Charleston, SC 29407
Dr. Andrew Saffer
Mount Pleasant Office
501 Bramson Ct.
(Across from Belle Hall Shopping CTR)
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Golden Rule
- Mail Handlers
- Mutual of Omaha
- Thomas Cooper
- United Healthcare
Dr Saffer’s Patient Testimonials
I can get appointment that fit in my schedule. What I really like is that I am seen pretty close to my scheduled time. I had surgery for arthritis great toes December 2013. Dr. Saffer did x-rays and examined my foot and determined I had arthritis of both great toe joints. I am very active in both golf and bowling. Dr. Saffer explained surgical options and elected to clean out both great toe joints. Dr. Saffer called me at home to check on me (twice). Dr. Saffer followed me closely and reeled me in to make sure my feet were healing. My feet feel great and I am back to bowling, golf, and exercise. I like getting x- rays right in the office. Dr. Saffer shows you the x-ray and explains what he sees. When I call the office with a question Sally returns the call quckly! I have already recommended Carolina Foot Specialists to friends and family.
Reason for visit: Chronic plantar fasciitis. I am a professional baskeball instructor so my feet are extremely important. Dr. Saffer did a thorough evaluation and came up with a plan of action. Ultimately surgery was required, but we exhausted all other options first. Right after surgery Dr. Saffer called to check-in on me….After business hours from his house. The professionalism between Dr. Saffer, his assistants, is 2nd to none. The main difference is the genuine concern for their patients. You are not a number and they don’t “file in patients” and run through quickly. Every visit all employees have asked about job, travel, family, etc… More Dr. offices can learn from Carolina Foot Specialists on how to treat patients. If anything comes up with feet, Dr. Saffer and Carolina Foot Specialists is the first people I call.
Dr Brown’s Patient Testimonials
After 7 months of trying to heel plantar fasciitis on my own I decided to get help from Dr. Brown. After explaining to me what caused plantar fasciitis and showing me daily moves that aggravate it I realized I should of come to see him the first month! In a couple of months I was running again! I am training for a 1/2 marathon now and when my foot “warns’ me it needs a rest, I listen and remember the advise given to me by Dr. Brown. I look forward to my Bi-monthly visits.
Reason for visit: Severe foot pain when walking. Dr. Brown welcomed me on my first visit as if I was his only patient. I am pain free for the first time in years. I followed Dr. Brown’s instructions and after only three visits was pain free for the first time in years. To ensure I remained pain free Dr. Brown gave me clear instructions moving forward. I never dreamed I would have so much success in such a short time. Dr. Brown’s professionalism and patience is unsurpassed. In fact he should teach physicians how to interact with patients…… especially treat them as humans and not a chart. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Brown to friends and family.
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