Bernhard J. Rohrbacher, MD
Specialty: Foot & Ankle Surgery
As an orthopaedic surgeon, my clinical expertise is in taking care of patients with orthopaedic foot and ankle problems. This includes both non-operative and operative care of patients with Achilles tendon disorders, posterior tibia tendon dysfunction, sports injuries, arthritis, forefoot reconstruction, bunions, toe deformities, neurologic disorders, and trauma. Presently I practice out of Erie County Medical Center, where I put forth nothing but tremendous effort into caring for my patients.
Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, New York 14215
This physician has privileges at the following hospitals:
University at Buffalo, M.D. 1983
University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1979
Millard Fillmore Hospital PGY-1 General Surgery 1983-84
University at Buffalo PGY-2 Orthopaedic Residency 1984-88
Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Western New York Orthopaedic Society
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"Positive experience. Dr. Rohrbacher was very thorough, honest. Staff was friendly and efficient."
"Most thanks to Dr. Rohrbacher and staff for fitting me in to see him."
"Dr. Rohrbacher, Margie and Tina always make my visits a pleasant and welcoming experience. I am so thankful for the care that they have provided for me. I know that they are honest and sincere. They always listen to my concerns and never rush my appointments. Thank you to a wonderful Dr. and assistants.”
When people ask me to recommend a doctor for foot pain problems, I always recommend Dr. Bernhard Rohrbacher. Many years ago I limped (literally) into his office diagnosed with bone spurs/plantar fascitis. Everything Dr. Rohrbacher recommended helped to eventually resolve the unbearable pain. Night splint to keep the affected foot at 90 degree angle while sleeping. Custom orthotics, frequent heel drop stretches throughout the day and wearing the very best running sneakers I could find. He also educated me about the importance of discarding running shoes when worn out. For example, when the shoes no longer have the ‘spongey’ supportive feeling they have when first purchased, no matter how good the shoes look on the outside, they wear out from the inside! A few years later, I developed sharp pain in the ball of my foot. My primary MD thought the pain was caused by a Morton’s neuroma and recommended seeing a podiatrist for surgery. I demanded a referral to see Dr. Rohrbacher. His diagnosis: inflammation (synovitis) of the toe next to the great toe. With adept hands, Dr. Rohrbacher placed cloth surgical tape around the affected toe in a ‘figure eight’ pattern and anchoring the tape on the dorsal (top) of my foot. The pain was immediately gone. No drugs. No surgery. And one recommendation. Avoid wearing high heeled shoes! Well, you can’t win ’em all! Thank you, Dr. “Happy Feet.”