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Giovanni Incandela, DPM

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Welcome to OrthoIllinois!

I’d like to offer you a little insight into my training and how I became interested in becoming a podiatric surgeon.

Two early influences led to my desire to become a surgeon. My mother was diagnosed with cancer when I was a child. Witnessing how a medical team worked together to ensure her recovery and allow me to grow up with both my parents was tremendously impactful. I aspired to also grow up to become part of a team that made people better so they could continue to live long, high quality lives with their loved ones.

The second influence appealed to the more mechanically-inclined side of me. Various family members worked in the construction and renovation trades. I found the idea of t...

aking something that was in dire or nonfunctioning condition and restoring it with their bare hands quite intriguing and inspiring.

Merging those early influences led me to my medical training. I wanted to choose a specialty that would allow me to restore function for people while meeting my need for variety in the conditions and treatments I would encounter to keep my practice ever changing and evolving. Podiatric surgery fit those criteria perfectly!

I double majored in Biology and Health and Human Sciences, pre-medicine emphasis, with a magna cum laude standing from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. I was accepted to the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, where I earned my Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, again as magna cum laude. My three years of podiatric surgical residency training was served at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center here in Rockford where I served as chief resident and academic coordinator.

My practice at OrthoIllinois attends to a wide variety of podiatric injuries and conditions from hammer toes to total rearfoot reconstruction. I have a special interest in total ankle replacement surgery, ankle pathology, reconstruction/revision surgery, treatment of advanced arthritic processes and Achilles tendon pathology.

As a first generation American from an Italian immigrant family, work ethic was always a core value. I was taught and raised with the belief that if you work hard and take pride in the work you do and do it with heart and humility, success will be achieved. I take those values and principles to heart and am proud to be a part of a profession that allows me to connect with people and channel those values into my patient care. I believe there is a sacred bond between patient and physician and each of my patient encounters is a privilege I uphold with reverence.

While I find becoming a podiatric surgeon my true calling, I enjoy playing my musical instruments and spending free time woodworking, enjoying family, cooking, traveling, and staying active in my church.

I look forward to providing care that will allow you to return to the lifestyle and activities you enjoy!

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