Gary J. Schmidt, M.D.
Specializing In:
Foot & Ankle Surgery

B.S., University of Saskatchewan
M.D., University of Saskatchewan
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, McGill University
Fellowship, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Schmidt has published more than fifteen articles and delivered numerous presentations, both nationally and internationally, on topics concerning foot surgery, plantar pressure and metatarsal osteotomies. He and his colleagues are involved in the development of leading edge techniques and technologies designed to impact patients’ mobility and quality of life. An avid hockey fan, Dr. Schmidt is dedicated to assisting patients and helping them regain active lifestyles.

Mission Statement

Excellence is expected in treatment and total ankle replacement technology has made tremendous strides forward in effectiveness and additional mobility. Dr. Gary Schmidt is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery. Working out of Barnes Jewish West County, Dr. Schmidt has completed more total ankle replacements than any other specialist in the city. A Board-certified Orthopedic surgeon with advanced fellowship training in foot and ankle mobility, he personally takes each patient through every step of the assessment process including surgery and post-surgical care.

Dr. Schmidt relies on the INBONETM Total Ankle System, which has long-term results that compare favorably to knee and hip replacements. This new technology allows complete replacement of the ankle with a prosthesis that maintains motion and minimizes pain without the complications of earlier used ankle fusion techniques.

Ankle replacement has proven to be an excellent option for properly selected patients. Patients return ankle function faster than fusion and with far less arthritic risk to surrounding joints.