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Troy A. Vargas, DPM

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Podiatric Surgery, Board Certified Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Reconstructive Rear Foot/Ankle Surgery, Board Certified

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Areas of Focus

Foot & Ankle Care
Sports Medicine

Troy A. Vargas, DPM

Practice Overview

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.

Clinical Interest

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

Medical Degree
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
Hudson Hospital
Lakeview Hospital
Woodwinds Health Campus
Other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

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.”


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Patient Testimonials

March 8, 2024


Dr. Vargas was excellent!

I went to urgent care at TCO Vadnais Heights because I slipped and fell down my stairs. Dr. Vargas was on-site for clinic that day, and he was able to squeeze me into his schedule.

He was direct and kind, and he also communicated the urgency to resolve the physical trauma quickly. He was able to schedule foot and ankle surgery for me in two days with him. I’ve found out subsequent to this that for many people, it can take weeks to get in for surgery!

Although I was nervous at how all of this was unfolding so quickly (Wednesday urgent care, and Friday surgery), it was the best decision I made for my health to get the surgery. He was able to answer my questions, stay connected with me prior to surgery, and was attentive. My healing and recovery are going really well, and it’s been less than one week since my surgery.

If you want someone who “tells it like it is,” gives you solid, fact-based advice, cares for his patients, and is an expert in his field, then Dr. Vargas is your surgeon. I’ll be recommending him to my family and friends, should they need a podiatrist surgeon.

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

Caroline W.

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

Susan M.

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

Sheila B.

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

Norma R.

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

Whitney F.

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

Loretta W.

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.

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