Troy A. Vargas, DPM, is a board certified podiatrist who specializes in disorders of the foot and ankle, including reconstructive surgery, ankle arthroscopy, trauma, arthritis, deformity repair, and sports medicine. Dr. Vargas has served on the staff of Hennepin County Medical Center foot and ankle surgical residency program.
Ankle care, including Achilles tendon repair, ankle arthritis, arthroscopy, ankle fusion, instability, cartilage injuries, fracture management, and tendon tears and repair
Foot care, including bunionectomy, bunions, arthritis, arthroscopy, fracture management, hammer toes, heel pain, Morton neuroma, plantar fasciitis, subtalar fusion, tendon repair, toe fusion, and triple arthrodesis
Sports medicine, including platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections
Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Board Certified, Reconstructive Rear Foot/Ankle Surgery
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa
Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations
Allina Health River Falls Area Hospital
Blaine Orthopedic Surgery Center
High Pointe Surgery Center
Woodwinds Health Campus
Other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American Podiatric Medical Association
Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association
Achievements & Awards
Dr. Vargas with a multi-sport athlete and former collegiate runner at Drake University.
As a member of Team USA, Dr. Vargas was a 7-time qualifier for the World Duathlon championships.
Dr. Vargas has been published in the textbook, “International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery.”
Clinical Care Coordinator
December 4, 2023
Dr. Vargas did a Cheilectomy on my right big toe. It was an old injury that needed to be fixed. The surgery and recovery has gone very well. Dr. Vargas has been great. He gave me options other than surgery when I first met with him. When those didn’t fix it, I opted for surgery and am very happy with the results. He has been professional, attentive and pleasant. I definitely recommend him.
November 17, 2021
After years of overall arthritic foot pain, Dr. Vargas performed a major fusion of many bones in my foot. Truly, I call him the “foot whisperer.” I had three opinions on this surgery (since it was such a major surgery) and Dr. Vargas was clearly the most thoughtful and confident doctor. The surgery was pretty dramatic but the recovery was exactly as I had been told, from recovery through PT and onto normal life. I have no foot pain now and am very grateful for Dr. Vargas and his wonderful team.
February 21, 2019
Dr. Vargas recently did a bunion/hammertoe surgery on both of my feet. The outcome of this surgery is even better than what I had hoped for. Dr. Vargas is a very compassionate and caring surgeon. He listens to his patients and provides them with the best care possible. This surgery is allowing me to resume the active lifestyle that I want and I am pain free. I highly recommend Dr. Vargas and his staff.
June 22, 2018
If all I have to say is GREAT then that’s what Dr. Vargas is just GREAT on 10 topping over 9.9.
June 18, 2018
I had foot surgery by Dr. Troy Vargas on March 29, 2018. I had a very positive experience & would highly recommend Dr. Vargas to anyone considering foot surgery. After hearing numerous negative comments regarding foot surgery outcomes I was quite apprehensive. Dr. Vargas explained my upcoming surgery in great detail and answered with patience all my questions and concerns. Following my surgery with each follow up appointment Dr. Vargas took the time to address any questions and concerns. He’s very personable & positive with a great sense of humor. He has an excellent support staff who you can count on to assist you in any way to make your experience a positive one. I’m in my third month of recovery and pleased with my progress while I’m in physical therapy. I look forward to a full recovery. Norma R.
March 23, 2018
I had 2 foot reconstructive surgeries performed by Dr. Vargas to fix a botched first surgery with a different doctor. I wouldn’t be where I am today without his care. I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor/surgeon who truly cares about his patients. He always gave me as much time as I needed to address any questions I had. He was confident in his plan of action and had a solution for everything. I had full faith in him. Thank you for everything you have helped me achieve, like playing soccer several times a week.
May 19, 2016
I had foot surgery on May 6th, 2016. Dr. Vargas was my doctor and I can not say enough about the surgery. It took a short time. The surgery was to remove a bunion. It was painless and the recovery has been great. I am diabetic and have to be careful with my feet. No worries, with the care I received from Dr. Vargas and his assistant Jenna. Thanks to you both! Very happy.