From Our Patients...


"Dr. Tougas always takes the time to listen, is very knowledgeable and informative and is very efficient without making you feel like he is rushing to get to the next patient. "  [8/14/17]

"Dr. Schinke evaluated my foot and gave me 2 different options of how to deal with what I have going on. I appreciate the fact that she didn't push me to surgery right away but gave me viable options and then let me choose what was best for me and my situation."  [8/14/17]

"My bunion surgery performed by Dr. Tougas was a huge benefit to me.  I no longer have constant foot pain and am able to stand comfortably at my job for 10 hours.  My recovery time was quick and absolutely pain free.  I regret that I didn't have the surgery sooner."  Sheila W.

"Not only did both of my surgeries go extremely well, but Dr. Schinke was caring and took the time to answer all my questions.  The staff at NEW Foot and Ankle were professional, kind and caring.  I would recommend them to anyone!"  Julie P.

"Dr. Tougas is an excellent surgeon.  I have now had surgery to correct bunion problems on both feet and am quite pleased with the results. Both times I was experiencing nerve pain in my feet prior to the surgeries that made it difficult to walk.  I started with the worst foot and waited to make sure [the surgery] was successful before I did the other foot, which was completed this spring.  Since I had the corrections done, the pain is gone."     Kathy N. 

"I had bunions on each foot and they were getting more painful as the years went by.  My co-workers (fellow nurses) guided me to Dr. Schinke and I never looked back.  I had a bunionectomy in 2012 and another one in 2013.  My recovery was wonderful with very little need for pain medication.  My feet are now straight and pain free.  Dr. Schinke, Kyle, and the entire office staff were so friendly and attentive through the process. I trusted their skills and they exceeded my expectations!"   Linda G.

"The staff at Northeast Wisconsin Foot & Ankle have been wonderful.  I went to Dr. Tougas due to his reputation.  He fully explained things to me and spent a lot of time answering my questions.  The surgery went well and I had minimal pain.  My scar is hardly visible.  At 10 weeks post op I am slowly starting to run again.  The KEY to a positive outcome is to do what Dr. Tougas says!  I would not delay any longer if one is thinking of [having their feet problems addressed].  I look forward to running half marathons again soon.  Thank you Dr. Tougas.  PS. He sells cute and comfortable shoes in the office!"   Tia D.

"Bunion surgery with Dr. Schinke is something I would strongly recommend to anyone who is experiencing pain or problems.  The outpatient surgery went well and my experience at the Groth Surgery Center was second to none.  Dr. Schinke and her staff are an amazing team.  My hesitation at first was easily set aside after the first foot surgery.  I scheduled the second foot for 3 months later.  I am on the road to recovery and am experiencing exercising pain free again.  Much thanks to Dr. Schinke and her quality staff."     Karen G.