I have traveled all the way from Maryland to see Dr. Zeetser. I knew there was no way I could have anyone else perform the foot surgery I'd want. I'd been studying Dr. Zeetsers work now for years online and absolutely loved all of the results I have seen posted on his website and by his past patients. I have only had 1 foot surgery so far, as my next one for my other foot is tomorrow. Today he removed of my bandages to clean up the wounds and re-wrap, and let me just say, even after seeing my foot swollen like it was today, I can already tell what a MAJOR difference there is from how it was before. Dr. Zeetser showed me the xrays and the bone that used to curve is finally straight and looks great! The struggle will be to keep weight off that area and instead onto my heels for weeks to come, but I am confident I will do well with that. He advised me once the swelling goes down, the results will only get better. I am so thoroughly impressed and cannot wait for surgery number 2 tomorrow! Go see Dr. Zeetser!! He is great.
Awesome doctor, goes above and beyond.
Dr. Zeetser is a wonderful Doctor. From the moment I walked into his office you could feel his compassion and care. Something I was very appreciate of, especially with all of the worries of a long road ahead. His knowledge and perspective eased all of my fears. My subsequent visits were something I looked forward to -- because he would visually show me and communicate my progress very clearly.
I highly recommend him to anyone facing Podiatry needs. His state of the art office makes it a nice and enjoyable experience -- considering we're not always there for great reasons!
I'm happy to say I followed his advice on every level and I am now healed & ready to resume my regular activities. Thank you Dr. Zeetser! Wish I could say see you soon, but nope! My foot is healed!
Beverly Hills, CA
OMG! Dr. Zeetser is an amazing surgeon! I don't usually leave reviews, but after having had the bunionectomy surgery on November 15, 2019, I felt compelled to let everyone know how fantastic he is at his job. I had absolutely no pain after surgery whatsoever. I never took any of the pain pills prescribed. Any discomfort was handled by a couple of Tylenol. Even though I am still in the bandaged healing mode, I see that my foot is completely straight now. Can't wait to remove the bandages on next follow-up. If you've ever contemplated having that this surgery, please go see
Dr. Zeetser. You will be in the best of hands with this very knowledgeable surgeon.
Los Angeles, CA
Dr Zeetser accepted an appointment from me on a Saturday morning with very short notice and was very helpful. He evaluated a foot injury I was concerned was a fracture, but upon his helpful, thorough examination turned out to just be an especially painful and nasty bruise of the 4th metatarsal.
As he indicated, it would quickly heal and there wasn't harm on walking on and utilizing my foot. This visit saved me a lot of anxiety over what I thought it was a broken foot.
Marina del Rey, CA
I twisted my ankle really badly and when I finally went to the doctor and got an X-ray all they did was prescribe me Naproxen (which did absolutely nothing) and say I'll be better in a couple weeks...
I knew something was wrong so I made an appointment to see Dr.Zeetser I got an x-ray and he immediately noticed tissue damage! * I knew I wasn't crazy
He gave me a shot in my ankle, a new brace and sent me on my way... My ankle is still healing but feels so much better!
I definitely recommend coming here!. He doesn't make your concerns feel ridiculous, he actually hears you out which is really important to me.
So professional and courteous!
Sasha Z. Los Angeles, CA
I went to Dr. Zeetser for diagnosis and treatment of a pretty bad case case of toenail fungus on several toes on each foot. When I consulted with him he gave me a very thorough explanation of what caused the fungus, methods of treatment, and listened to my questions and concerns. He explained that treatment of the fungus involves a round of antibiotics to kill the fungus, removal of some of the more badly affected toenails , ( Say what!!!!), and rigorous treatment of shoes, etc, to make sure that the fungus does not return. While my initial horror was that I was going to be treated like a POW at a concentration camp, Dr Zeetser explained the procedure very clearly, provided excellent after care instructions, and said that if I was rigorous in following his instructions, the nail fungus would go away.
After following his instructions for about 6 months, all of my nails have grown back and my feet look and feel better than they have in ages. As others have said, Dr. Zeetser is a very kind, caring person with a great bedside manner, who is very easy to talk to. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a good podiatrist.
Sherman Oaks, CA
What can I say about Dr. Zeester....Friendly, Respectful, Intelligent, Reassuring, and a Great Sense of Humor. I found Dr. Zeester when googling cosmetic foot doctors in L.A. For years to come, and as I got older I have been wanting cosmetic toe surgery. I knew the structure of my toes was abnormal. As I got older I became more and more self-conscious and embarrassed to wear open-toe shoes. I only wore flip flops because it was less noticeable than wearing open-toe heels. And what woman does not love open-toe shoes!!!! Dr. Zeester is a miracle doctor. He perfectly aligned my toes and forever changed my "shoe" life!!!! The surgeries went well and I followed all his orders for post surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Zeester for podiatry surgery!! Plus he has amazing office staff!! Kudos to Dr. Zeester's and his office!
In my opinion and as being in the medical profession Dr. Zeester is one of the best and most intelligent podiatrist / surgeons I have ever came across. I went to him with a few acute conditions and he diagnosed them properly and even gave me all the proper treatment options. Having a phobia of needles he was extra careful with me as well as attentive when he did the procedure in his office. I would give him an extra star for his cute smile but since I can't I will give him 5.
Los Angeles, CA
Exceptional work! I wouldn't go back to anyone else other than Dr. Zeetser!
Doctor performed the new bunion procedure on me with a total recovery time of a month. During the surgery and every follow up visit (weekly!) he cared about the details and guided me through the proper care and medication.
I have a new foot and couldn't be more happy! Thank Dr. Z!
Studio City, CA
Let's not get into specifics on my feet. It is a little gross and embarrassing. I've been in great pain due to a recurring problem with my right foot. It requires minor surgery to correct. Dr. Zeetser has been amazing in performing his work and alleviating my pain. I mentioned it is recurring, but Dr. Zeetser has been able to give me more time between occurences through different treatments. He continues to work with me and try different ways to alleviate my pain for longer intervals. Where other podiatrists have said there is nothing more they can try, he has not given up.
Dr. Zeetser has also treated both my feet for plantar fasciitis. My feet have been pain free from the plantar fasciitis for over a year.
His office staff are the best. I juggle a busy schedule and they have always been able to find time to fit me in. They have answered any questions I've had and their billing is perfect. I pay my copay and deductible if applicable. I have not been bothered by my insurance company about incorrect billing which has happened to me on more than a few occasions with other doctors.
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA
I came back to Dr. zeetser with my son this time for an ingrown. I called the office Friday And he was able to see us on a Saturday which was so helpful and very convenient. Once again I was beyond pleased. He's so caring and very patient. He takes his time to answer all your questions. We weren't rushed and were given enough time to ask as many questions as we had without feeling like we were annoying him. He made my son feel very comfortable. I would recommend him to both adults and kids . Best doctor ever.
Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Z is clearly a professional that knows the ins and outs of his business. Today was my first session, and I was nervous not knowing what to expect of the severity of my injury.
Dr. Z explained the level of my injury and what exactly was adding to it. I walked out well informed and felt really good about future progress. He even walked me through the cortisone shot which was scary but painless.
The staff was really sweet and friendly. Thanks everyone and see you in 3 weeks!
Los Angeles, CA
I met Dr Z during the summer for a consult pain , pain on the ball of my foot ... After he worked his magic I walked pain free !! Dr Z is not only a podiatrist but a scientist ... the techniques he is developing will change everyone's feet !!
Thanks a million
I really never thought I'd need a foot doctor in my life. Now, I wish all doctors and offices were as amazing as this doctor. This place is clean, professional, runs on time, and all around fantastic.
I had a broken large toe/ bone on top of my foot that healed poorly and after a year (in late 2014) I went to a foot doctor that I did not like. I searched online and found all these great reviews for this doctor. He uses zocdoc which makes things very easy to book. He was very detailed in reviewing my xrays and getting me treatment to get rid of the pain I had from poor healing. I saw him twice in 2014 and had been fine since. I said farewell, thinking I would never need a foot doctor again.
Forward to last week when I had an injury that needed immediate wound care and a minor office procedure. I called his office and he got me in right away (within hours). I have seen him twice already this week and the visits have not been pleasant (for my foot); however, the doctor and his staff have made the best of a very bad situation. They have shown patience, care, and paid attention to details of my injury. I am going to have to see the doctor several times more and while my foot situation has been fairly horrifying, this doctor's ability to make patients feel at ease is amazing. I've seen other doctors that have zero bedside manner; that is not the case here. Also, the front desk staff really are great. Also, not something you always get with a very busy doctor's office. I have never waited more than 10 minutes to see the nurse/ doctor.
I can tell by the reviews below and the patients in his office, that this doctor is in the right field, doing good work and taking his patient care very seriously. He is also realistic with pain management. Oh, and he tries to be funny when you are shouting in pain. Thanks, Dr. Z.
Sherman Oaks, CA
Dr. Zeetser is the best podiatrist ever!
His staff is friendly - great customer service and communication. I requested a consultation and they called me within two hours to schedule my meeting with Dr. Zeetser.
The doctor himself is super friendly and easy to talk with, very knowledgeable (he makes sure you understand what is going on too!)
So glad I picked him to help treat my ingrown toenails (he promptly cleaned and fixed my nails to the best of his ability, gave me a prescription for the infection, and scheduled a minor surgery to completely fix the problem).
10/10. Would ABSOLUTELY recommend! Best podiatrist in the San Fernando Valley!
Woodland Hills, CA
I found Dr. Zeetser online by an act of intuitive guidance to find a podiatrist who does wound care and who could help mend a surgical wound I had done. He truly saved my life so to speak, or at least helped me to walk normal again in a shorter time frame. I had an excisional biopsy to rule out cancer on the bottom of the foot in early January by another surgeon. I felt I was a bit misguided in the post op care, so the wound got very macerated with the top layer being weak and kept tearing with the stitches and also from my trauma to the area of working too early. After 1 month of the wound not healing (top layer was still open), I was told it would just fill in over time. Because my work involves me being on my feet, I could not be left to the unknown with no guidance or care of how long it would take so I choose to find a person who knows the foot well and specializes in wound care. I had already lost work and was using crutches to walk.
I really believe we are guided to find the right people at the right time. When I called Dr. Zeetser's office, I believe the person I spoke with was Claudia. She was super nice and accommodating to my request to see the doc that day. They even had an appt at the hour I wanted and that wasn't even his day to work, but he came in for me and 2 others. It was close to home and the price was affordable for me being a cash paying patient. Upon meeting the doctor, he said he could treat the area, but the healing time could be about 3 weeks. His approach was so different then what I normally have experienced in wound care, but what he did was truly a MIRACLE for me to be healed and back to normal. After 3 weeks of bed rest, keeping the wound covered and dry and having him care for it 1 time a week, my foot is totally sealed and I am finally walking normal again with no discomfort to the area.
He office is clean, the staff is super nice and listens to their patients questions and concerns, Dr. Zeetser too explains things well and answers all your questions. I am over worrier and I ask alot of questions, but the doc and staff still were nice and didn't make me feel bad for that. I will definitely go back in the future, when I am ready to have another area looked at. If you need to do anything on the foot, this is the person to go too. Dr. Zeetser is gifted. I believe God gives us special gifts to share with others, and this is his. He also does diabetic care, general podiatry, cosmetic surgery for bunions, etc. I have already referred a friend of mine to him and she was impressed too. Thanks to him I feel normal again and am walking with ease, and to think there was a time that I never thought I would walk again.
Dr. Zeetser is a very professional doctor. My neighbor, who is like a son to me was having pain in his foot for nine months following a broken foot and a foot surgery. After visiting several doctors his foot was getting worse, swelling up to three times it's size and turning purple and he was in severe pain every day. We referred him to Dr. Zeetser, whom we know is the best foot surgeon in Southern California. He was able to diagnose what was wrong with my neighbor, after the other doctors could not. It turns out that what was wrong was a very rare condition, but Dr. Zeetser was able to diagnose it. Now he is able to better understand and manage his condition, and we are very grateful to Dr. Zeetser. He was extremely professional, compassionate and he took the time to explain in detail what was wrong and how to handle the situation.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Dr. Zeetser is probably the best doctor I have EVER encountered, across the board. As I'm sure many will agree, finding a good, honest, sincere doctor/surgeon in this city is near damn impossible. There are so many who will tell you anything to take your money, make you sit around for hours and leave you unable to explain what's wrong with yourself b/c they talk so freaking fast and leave so many of your questions unanswered.
I visited Dr. Zeetser after I had four surgeries on my left foot. My previous surgeon left with me four types of bacteria (including MRSA and STAPH) and an open wound that was getting worse and worse. I only wish I had gone to Dr. Z initially, because I probably would've saved about a year of recovery, a ton of money and so much emotional distress. On my first visit, Dr. Zeetser and his partner carefully and thoroughly spent nearly 2 hours with me inspecting my wound and determining what was the next plan of action to help me get back on my feet.
Because of Dr. Zeetser I am now able to dance again, run, jump, workout, hike and do all the things I love to do. I would recommend him to ANYONE having foot pain or needing a second opinion. In fact, of whomever you've gone to, PLEASE get a second opinion from Dr. Z because you will be shocked to hear how many doctors wanna cut you open for no reason, leaving you with more problems than you had before. (Seriously!) It's absolutely horrendous.
I most likely will be needing bunion surgery (for the 2nd time on my left foot, due to my previous surgeon's haste and lazy job) as well as on my right foot. I feel so confident and assured being in the hands of Dr. Zeetser, and I know you will too.
To any athlete, dancer or anyone who uses their bodies to make a living, please know that there IS hope if you are dealing with frustrating foot issues. Take it from someone who has been through it!!! Go to Dr. Z!!!
Sherman Oaks, CA
Dr. Vladimir Zeetser has been the best podiatrist for our 9 y.o. athlete. When she started track season and had high volume running her feet hurt so much she could barely walk. Dr. Z diagnosed Sever's Disease, inflammation of the growth plate of her heels. Our daughter is hyperactive and an intense athlete. We decided on an aggressive treatment plan, knowing she uses her feet like 4 wheel drive jeeps... rough and demanding. She had two casts, a wheelchair, then walking boots. She destroyed all of them. Dr. Z. was very patient and kind with her, and clear with us, her parents, about pros and cons of each decision. He's a great pediatric podiatrist. We discussed minimal, moderate, and aggressive treatment. Our daughter is wiggly and (ahem) challenging to work with sometimes. The staff were great with her and made her feel welcome. My husband is a college and Olympic coach, so he has worked with podiatrists on sports injuries for 30 years. We - my daughter, my husband and I - couldn't be happier with our daughter's progression to complete health under Dr. Z's care. Next step: orthotics to prevent sports related heel bruises. All in all, we wouldn't trust our daughter's feet to anyone else.
This is one heck of a terrific place. Staff is friendly and professional. Office suite is clean and modern. Most importantly, the physicians are great. Been with this practice since the beginning. Location is easy to find. First bldg SE of 101 off Balboa. My feet are a really big issue for me - but they are totally under control. I actually don't dread going here. Who can say that about their podiatrist? Always a pleasure. Always!
Simi Valley, CA
Last weekend, right around new years eve I started to have severe pain on one of my toes due to an ingrown toe nail. I found it necessary to look for a Podiatrist on Yelp. Found 3 with great ratings and review. Due to the urgency I send out an email to each of them, hoping to get some advice. The only one who did respond immediately was Dr Zeetser. Since it was the weekend I was very surprised to get a respond at all. I was so pleased and surprised to get a respond and he even took the time to speak with me by phone. My biggest fear of a procedure to work on my ingrown nail was the injections to numb my toe before surgery. He explained everything to me in details and gave me a piece of mind that I won't feel anything. I got an appointment to my convenience. Going to his office was so pleasant. The office staff was kind, polite and very personable and Dr Zeetser, what can I say. A wonderful and caring man. I almost felt like making a social visit. He took all the time I needed to discuss the procedure, again and calmed me down since I was so afraid. I felt absolutely no pain what so ever. Nothing at all. I actually walked out the office after the surgery with a smile. The costs ( since I don't have insurance) was below the average and very reasonable. After the surgery I had quite a bit of pain at home, I contacted him for advice and in no time he responded and helped me to feel much better.
I can highly recommend Dr Zeetser. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional and treats you not like a number, he treats he treats you like an individual human being.
Los Angeles, CA
Dr Zeetser is the Best in his specialty! I first consulted him in 2009 when I had seriously fractured my ankle requiring extensive surgery, and was in alot of pain. I had never had any kind of previous surgeries, and was pretty scared, and did not know what to expect, and he was knind, caring, and very understanding in my fragile emotional state at that time, and of my low tolerance for pain! Dr Zeetser performed the surgery, and treated me in all the aftercare, and am as good as new! I trusted him so much, that I had him do a 2nd surgery on my other foot for a bunion to be removed, and that one also was performed with perfection! I highly recommend this doctor, for anybody that may need surgery, or to be treated for any kind of foot, or ankle problems, - He is the best, and along with his caring staff, you are in great hands!
Los Angeles, CA
Great help with phone questions before I came. Great consultation. Great procedure and follow-up. Just want to write again that my 2nd and 3rd visits with them were great. Incredible service!
North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
What a great Doctor. From beginning to end nothing but compassion and honesty. I can sincerely say that it was such a pleasure for me to be treated by this great individual with such extensive knowledge of feet and how much they affected my life. I would recommend him to my family and without a doubt take my children if needed, I hope not.
Los Angeles, CA
I was looking to get into a Podiatrist ASAP for two chronic reoccurring infected ingrown toe nails that I just couldn't take anymore. This was on a Sunday afternoon. I thought what are the chances of me being seen on a Monday Morning? After researching yelp.com and the internet I found Dr. Zeetser who has a great web site that offers online appointments through zocdoc.com I signed up and Viola, I got an appointment on Monday morning! I was thrilled! Dr. Zeetser is a wonderful foot and ankle specialist with a gentle bedside manner. He made me feel so comfortable and at ease for my double toe nail removal. He was professional, clean, and provided me with clear instructions during my procedure from start to finish. He knew I was frightened but walked me through everything step by step. His nurses and office staff were so kind and helpful. They are organized, I had no wait time to be seen and they made me feel welcome. They also helped me get all my after care instructions and even a doctors note. Truly a friendly, clean, classy office with state of the art equipment. This was over all a fabulous experience for something so scary and painful. I would very highly recommend Dr. Zeetser to any one looking for a well rounded, knowledgable, competent Podiatrist. I am very grateful for Dr. Zeetser and will definitely return to him for any future needs. Thank you Dr. Zeetser and staff excellent job well done.
Woodland Hills, CA
Dr. Zeetser is a phenomenal doctor! I knew I had to have an ingrown toenail removed and I had heard horror stories about the procedure and was anxious and fearful. However, the moment we shook hands and introduced ourselves, I knew I was in caring, capable, and gentle hands. His "doctor's bedside manner" was refreshing, enlightening, and calming. He thoroughly described the process and explained what to expect and that being said, with gentle and confident hands, he completed the removal within minutes...painlessly. He is generous with his time and is a most compassionate and caring physician...a six star rating!
Palm Desert, CA
My foot was in pain for a couple years, and no doctor could seem to help. I tried to cure myself by therapy and various other things. I was limping for a couple years and I had enough. Nothing seemed to help until I found Dr. Zeetser. I traveled from Vegas to see him because the doctors here wanted to do a fusion on my feet which I was not crazy about. I traveled to see him and lo and behold he was to diagnose me. My feet were so flat and collapsing. I had a couple of surgeries and got an implants in both my feet. It was like a miracle. All my pain was diminished! I was up and walking after a few weeks. It has now been a couple years.
I am still doing great and even standing for eight hours on my feet without pain. I am so thankful God showed me who to go too. He is a tremendous doctor and surgeon. I wish I would of found him years ago. I would refer anyone with foot pain to him. He is very knowledgeable and can diagnose and treat the most complex foot problems.
Las Vegas, NV
Dr. Zeetser performed an amazing revision of my prior bunionectomy using his Fast Forward procedure. I originally came to see him in the middle of 2013 and chose him after several other consultations. At that time, he told me something new was coming out and suggested I wait. I kept checking in with him over the next year and a half and in December 2014, he told me the procedure was finally FDA approved. With this new procedure, I was able to walk immediately which is a big difference compared to the multiple weeks I had to stay off my foot with the former procedure. I had the bunion surgery on a Saturday and toe shortenings the next day on Sunday. I then had my other foot done in a similar way a month later. He also arranged for me to be able to stay overnight with a nurse at the surgery center. Furthermore, within just a couple of weeks after surgery, the new scars were very minimal and already less visible than my original bunionectomy scar from over 15 years ago, thanks to the way he stitched me up using a plastic surgical suture method. Additionally, I came from out of town (San Francisco Bay Area) and he was very accommodating with my schedule and saw me on weekends. It has been almost 2 years since he performed the surgeries and both feet are perfect.
San Jose, CA