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886 Pompton Avenue, Suite A-1 Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Voted Best Podiatrist 2 years in a row!

We would like to welcome you to our website.  If you are looking for a caring, personable, trusted, board certified podiatrist in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, you have come to the right place.

At Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists, PC, our priority is to provide quality care to well informed patients in a comfortable and convenient environment.  Our staff concentrates on making your experience as easy as possible and we look forward to helping in any way we can.  We proudly serve Cedar Grove, Verona, Montclair, Little Falls, North Caldwell, Caldwell and West Caldwell.

Quality Care
We pride ourselves on providing not only the highest quality care but also in a friendly manner.  When treating foot and ankle problems, you need a podiatrist you can trust.  Our team of dedicated professionals give you the attention you deserve.  Our doctors are extensively trained in all aspects of podiatry as well as reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.  Despite this extensive surgical training, we are conservatively minded and our primary goal is to get you back on your feet and back to the things you love.  We strive to treat all of our patients as we would our own family.

Informed Patients
Dr. Wachtler and Dr. Cappiello believe that well informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health.  To enable our patients to understand the problems they face, we are happy to provide an extensive section dedicated to patient education.  This information covers a variety of topics, various diagnoses and treatment options, both simple and complex.  We encourage you to explore the site to see if you can find information which may be of use.

Comfortable, Convenient Setting
At Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists, we are proud to offer a comfortable, clean, updated office to make your experience as pleasant as possible.  Our friendly staff strives to keep our office running efficiently.  Our office features ample parking, first floor entrance as well as a beautiful courtyard.  Our website also features more office information, maps, directions, insurance policies, operating hours, appointment scheduling, interactive information and biographies of Dr. Matthew Wachtler and Dr. Zina Cappiello. You can even email a request for an appointment right here!

Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Matthew F. Wachtler, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Wachtler graduated from Rowan University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He then went on to receive his medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. After completing his medical education, Dr. Wachtler was trained in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery at Morristown Medical Center of the Atlantic Health System.

During his residency, he was elected chief resident and was extensively trained in complex foot and ankle pathologies both clinical and surgical.

Dr. Wachtler is board certified in Foot Surgery and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons.  He is currently on staff at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ as well as Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ.  Dr. Wachtler also serves as the Secretary for the Eastern Division of the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society.

Dr. Wachtler is also proud to be voted Best Podiatrist in “Best of Essex 2018 & 2019”.


Dr. Zina Cappiello, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Cappiello graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Lehigh University. She received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York, NY. She completed a surgical residency program at Passaic Beth Israel Hospital, Passaic, New Jersey. 

Dr. Cappiello is a Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Board Certified in Foot Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She is currently on staff at St. Mary’s Hospital, Passaic, New Jersey and affiliated with Clifton Surgery Center, Clifton, New Jersey.

We hope you find this web site useful and invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.

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