Svetlana Zats, DPM

Zvetlana Zats, DPM

Foot and Ankle Specialist

I love what I do and I am passionate about my patient care! I provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions, including common to complex disorders and injuries that affect people of all ages.

I specialize in surgical and non-surgical treatments of foot and ankle conditions, including heel pain, sports medicine, trauma, ankle reconstruction, diabetes, and dermatological conditions.

My path to becoming a board certified foot and ankle surgeon began when I earned my bachelor’s degree in Biology from Ohio Dominican University. I was then accepted into Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, where I completed my Doctoral training in podiatry. Following a 3-year surgical residency at Rush University Medical Center, I passed the rigorous written and oral examination to become board certified.

My passion is to play an integral role in diagnosing early stages of diseases that exhibit warning signs in the lower extremities, such as diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease. I’m also passionate about managing foot conditions which may pose an ongoing threat to a patient's overall health.

With 10 years of experience as a foot and ankle surgeon, I look forward to providing care at MidAmerica Orthopaedics.

Board Certification/Education

  • Board Certified -American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fellowship -Germany ( Germany Society of the Foot surgeons GFGC)
  • Foot and Ankle surgical residency- Rush University Medical Center
  • Rosalin Franklin University , Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine-Doctor of Podiatric medicine
  • Ohio Dominican University-B.S. in Biology

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Illinois Podiatric Medical Association

Practice Emphasis

  • Bunion Deformity Correction
  • Sports Medicine
  • Tendon and Ligament Injury
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Tarsal Tunnel Release
  • Arthroplasty of Toes
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Foot and Ankle Trauma/Fractures

Special Interest

  • Conservative Treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Medicine Injuries
  • Surgery of the Foot and Ankle
  • Custom Orthotics/Biomechanics