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Dr. Daniel Cuttica, DO

Foot & Ankle Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Our practice uses the latest Electronic Health Record technology. In order to serve you better, please provide your INSURANCE NAME, ID #, and Group # when sending your appointment request. After we confirm your appointment- you will receive an ID/Password to our patient web portal to complete your intake forms prior to your arrival. Dr. Daniel J. Cuttica is a board eligible orthopaedic surgeon, with fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery. He has pending medical staff privileges at Inova Fairfax and Fair Oaks Hospitals, Virginia Hospital Center, as well as Woodburn and Fairfax Surgery Centers. Dr. Cuttica was the recipient of the Robert L. Green award, which is awarded annually to the member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics who achieved the highest combined score in the written and oral orthopedic surgery board certification exams. He has also been awarded for his groundbreaking research on MRI evaluation following surgical treatment of cartilage injuries in the ankle. His clinical interests include all aspects of foot and ankle reconstruction, including sports-related foot and ankle disorders, arthroscopy, cartilage disorders and restoration, total ankle replacement, forefoot reconstruction, and diabetic limbs. Dr. Cuttica received his medical degree at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he learned a “whole person” approach to patient care. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Doctors Hospital and Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH. This was followed by completion of the prestigious foot and ankle fellowship at the Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center in Columbus, OH, where he had extensive training in all aspects of foot and ankle reconstruction, including total ankle replacement.

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Foot & Ankle Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Virginia Hospital Center

Education and training

  • Medical School - Ohio University
  • Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery
  • Midwestern University (Internship)
  • Grant Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Osteopathic Association

Awards and publications

  • Cuttica DJ, Smith WB, Hyer CF, Philbin TM, Berlet GC. Treatment Outcomes in Osteochondral Lesions of the Tibial Plafond. – Accepted for publication in Foot Ankle Int, date TBD
  • Cuttica DJ, Shockley DJ, Hyer CF, Berlet GC. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus Following Arthroscopic Drilling. Foot Ankle Spec. 2011; 4(5):274-279
  • Cuttica DJ, Philbin TM. Surgery for Diabetic Foot Infections. Foot and Ankle Clinics. 2010; 15(3):465-476

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1659580298

Office locations

The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center DC

2922 Telestar Ct.

Falls Church, VA 22042

Patient reviews
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Very professional, gave me a much better treatment plan than with a previous doctor. Office was compassionate about needing to break up payments.
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Dr Cuttica always makes it easy to consult and ask questions. He takes the time to develop the best solution for the problem and mobilizes all the needed resources to get to the solution. He's the best!
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It went very well. They have EMRs, x-Ray, and PT on site, so he was able to do a full evaluation right away. Only need to add an MRI machine :)
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I visited Dr. Cuttica after having recurring pain from a bunion surgery performed 7 years earlier by another doctor. He was thorough in his exam and gave me options instead of instantly suggesting surgery. After no true relief from the otheroptions, I decided to have the surgery. Dr. Cuttica is how more doctors should be, extremely knowledgeable of the foot and ankle with a very human side and an excellent bedside manner. He was very forthright with his expectations on the surgery which I truly appreciated. Foot surgery is never fun but Dr. Cuttica and his staff were professional and friendly during the entire process. I’ve passed Dr. Cuttica' name to all of my friends and co-workers in need of a great foot doctor!
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Very approachable, knowledegable, provide options and discusses outcomes if sugeery is done.
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Very knowledgeable in terms of ankle osteochondral defects of the talus.
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Daniel Cuttica, DO, was very friendly and informative. He listened to my description of the ankle and foot problems that I have been experiencing. He showed me the x-ray of my foot and ankle and explained his findings as well aswhat he saw from the MRI which was previously taken. He also discussed treatment options and I appreciate that he wants to try some before going ahead with surgery. The only reason for the four star rating on question 1 is that one visit is a bit premature to recommend without any reservations. I expect that after some more visits, I will recommend him very highly.
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Was good. Listened and went through options.
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I am very glad that I visited Doctor Cuttica! Stuff are nice and quick. Always ready to help you right away.
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He is very knowledgeable and quite friendly! He genuinely cares about his patients!
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Great doctor. Always takes the time to listen and explain everything.
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Dr. Cuttica was very knowledgeable about the foot/ankle. He asked many questions about my injury and history of injuries. Dr. Cuttica listened to my answers to his questions and was very caring about my concerns. Dr. Cuttica discussed optionssuch as Physical Therapy and/or surgery if needed. I appreciated the fact that he didn't immediately suggest surgery (as a previous doctor I visited had). Instead, he suggested the least invasive options first and explained surgery would be considered if other options did not work. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing specialized foot/ankle care.
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Dr. Cuttica is great however the wait time was over 2 hours. The system in place is that a nurse/ intern sees you first and asks you questions regarding your health and reason for coming in. The you have x-rays takenof the site before you see the doctor. This was a little odd to me because depending on the injury, you might not need an x-ray for diagnosis (and they are VERY expensive). But Dr. Cuttica is fantastic.
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Great doctor
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Very confident and satisfied with diagnosis and plan for repair.
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Very professional, very informative and very attentive. Explained carefully to me my options and asked me if I had other questions. Just overall outstanding.
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I really like Dr Cuttica.
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Outstanding. Professional, courteous, state of the art equipment, clean offices, very competent staff, exceptional experience. Wish I had found this office years ago.
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Thorough and professional--x-rays, exam, and treatment options.
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Friendly, yet professional.
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He was very knowlegable and talked to me at length about my options to help my bum ankle.
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Dr. Cuttica was professional, personable, and knowledgeable. I especially liked that he started with the least invasive treatment after diagnosis first. Very easy to talk to as well.
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Dr. Cuttica was very friendly but go right down to busisness when reviewing my foot xray. He explained things in laymens terms and made me feel comfortable asking questions. I will most definitely return to his office for all my foot and ankly issues.
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Dr. Cuttica and the nursing staff were very kind and friendly. They all seemed knowledgeable and were happy to answer any and all of my questions. I feel very safe in the hands of these professionals.
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I went to Dr. Cuttica at the recommendation of a friend and she was right - he and his staff are personable, caring, and thorough.
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He is very personable. I don't feel like another file when I come in
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Needed Xray and other stuff prior to seeing Dr. Cuttica. Everything moved quickly and professionally.
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The only complaint is that the X-ray machine was down which caused me to have to go elsewhere for an X-ray then return to the office for a review. This iinconvenience extended my appointment from what should have only been one hour to over two hours.
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Dr. Daniel Cuttica was very attentive and too time to explain the issues and answer any questions that I had. He seems very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him.
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They need to upgrade, I needed records from a doctor in DC, and they didn't have any suggestions on helping me obtain them.Perhaps they need a form that I could've filled out right there, and it shoulda been faxed between thetwo offices, to get the necessary records. I don't feel like they put forth enough effort to tryto help me at all. Do I even want my surgery performed by this practice??? I get mad thinking about it, so I'm out!!!
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Seems experienced and confident. Explained my problem and surgical options well.
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Very patient, clear explanations, not condescending.
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Professional, yet personable. I am a new patient and will stay with this doctor while I live in area. Great experience.
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My teenage daughter has had ankle problems since an injury 5 years ago. She has had 2 surgeries and is still having significant pain. On our first visit, Dr. Cuttica was able to explain why she is still having problems ina way that we could clearly understand, and what her treatment options are. He had an x-ray series taken that she had not had before, which assisted in the diagnosis. I thought she'd had every test known to man! :) The wait time was worth it since he wasn't at all rushed with us and made sure all of our questions were answered. He was very easy to talk to. The office staff was friendly and extremely helpful.
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Previous reviews had mentioned an hour wait time, so I came prepared and only waited 10 minutes! Dr. Cuttica and his whole staff was fantastic!
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Dr. Cuttica exceeded my expectations. He listened to my point of view about my foot problem and was willing to give physical therapy and other conservative measures a chance to work before recommending surgery. I plan to continue seeing himfor all my foot health needs in the future. I have also given my feedback to the physical therapy clinic where I go (Fast Track) and they plan to add Dr. Cuttica to their growing list of professionals that they recommend to clients seeking orthopedic services.
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Dr was fantastic. Now I know why this place has such good reviews.
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My actual visit with Dr. Cuttica was great, but waiting an hour to see him will make me think twice before making another appointment with this center.
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Dr. Cuttica is professional and knowledgeable, but he also listens to his patients in order to determine their needs. He designs treatment to do more than just heal, but to also help patients move toward their physical activity goals.
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Very pleased. I will continue seeing him.
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Dr. Cuttica was very friendly and listened to me before making any diagnoses. He was able to identify an ailment that I have had for a very long time and that countless other doctors were unable to accurately diagnose. He didnot rush at all and made sure I had the opportunity to ask all of my questions. Definitely recommend him!
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He was knowledgeable, polite, personable, and professional.
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Very thorough and professional!
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Great doctor! Extremely helpful and he took the time to answer all of my questions. The only downfall of the appointment was the wait time.
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Very professional, warm, reassuring bedside manner
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Very friendly. Reviewed non-surgical options for dealing with symptoms. After my prompt, he also reviewed what would be involved with surgery, if that is the route I decide to go. Foot surgery is not new to me.
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I liked him. He was very pleasant and did not rush me through the appointment. Just hope his diagnosis is correct and my heel improves over the next several weeks.
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He made me feel at ease and I will have him perform the surgery I need.
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