Dr Giacalone Bio
Dr. Giacalone attended college at St. John’s University where he graduated with a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He worked as a licensed pharmacist while attending medical school at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Giacalone then completed his podiatric surgical residency, in the department of Orthopedics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, where he served as chief resident.
In private practice since 1990, Dr. Giacalone is double Board Certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Surgery as well as the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. As a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Dr. Giacalone has served on its national Diabetes Advisory Committee for many years, as well as the chairman of the Northern New Jersey Division. He has served as a board member on the New Jersey Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association and is a member of the American Diabetes Association. Until recently, Dr. Giacalone also practiced part time, for many years at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Disease in New York City. He is currently seeing patients on Wednesday afternoons at the Wound Care Center at Hackensack University Medical Center @ Pascack Valley.
Dr. Giacalone has been conducting clinical trials and studies for the medical and pharmaceutical industry as a principal investigator for many years. A nationally recognized speaker, Dr. Giacalone has lectured across the country at medical conferences’ and meetings on various podiatric medical topics, particularly the prevention and treatment of diabetic foot complications. He has written several medical textbook chapters, published numerous medical papers, research and articles on a variety of podiatric medical topics and is the editor of the diabetes chapter in the annual textbook The Compendium of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Giacalone is also on the editorial board and performs peer reviews for medical journals. He continues to serve as a consultant for several foot wear and pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Giacalone performs the Peripheral Nerve Decompression surgery, a procedure which helps to restore nerve sensation and reduce neuropathy pain, developed at Johns Hopkins University. Featured in the Bergen Record for this procedure, he is one of only a handful of New Jersey surgeons who has been fellowship trained, by the doctor who developed it, to perform this surgery. Dr. Giacalone is trained in the use of lasers for the treatment of fungal toenails and warts as well as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for the treatment of heel spurs, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. Dr. Giacalone uses a variety of injectable dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, to reduce pain from corn, calluses and painful lesion, often preventing surgery. He is certified in Extra Corporal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), an innovative in-office, non-invasive treatment modality to treat patients suffering from chronic heel and arch pain as well as Achilles tendonitis.
His office is equipped with a state of the art digital x-rays system in order to quickly and accurately diagnose foot ailments as well as vascular testing for those with peripheral arterial conditions. Dr. Giacalone performs surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Hackensack University Medical Center @ Pascack Valley in Westwood and SurgiCare of Oradell. He is on staff at several nursing and rehabilitation facilities in the area. Dr. Giacalone attends podiatric medical conferences each year as part of continuing medical education to keep himself up-to-date & knowledgeable regarding advances in the field of podiatric medicine so that he can provide the best possible care for his patients from pediatrics to geriatrics.
· Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
· Hackensack University Medical Center @ PascackValley, Westwood, NJ
· SurgiCare Surgical Center, Oradell, NJ
· Dellridge Rehabilitation Center, Paramus, NJ
Monday 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday A.M. Surgery and P.M. Wound Care Center @HUMC at Pascack Valley
Thursday 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Friday 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Saturdays the Office is Closed
CONTACT US AT
466 Old Hook, Suite 24D
Emerson, NJ 07630