Dr. Rampertab is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook prior to receiving his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Rampertab received his residency training in Medicine and Surgery at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. He has been in private practice for over 15 years. Considered a new surgical modality, Cryosurgery has been FDA approved for the treatment of various foot conditions since 2003. It is routinely performed by only 50 or so Podiatric Surgeons worldwide. Dr. Rampertab has been performing Cryosurgery since 2004. He is the leading Nerve CryoSurgeon in the Western United States and one of three nationwide that use the UltraCryo technique. He has performed over 4000 cryo procedures. This places him as the top nerve cryosurgeon in the world. His success rate remains extremely high with over 97% of his patients relating complete resolution of pain after the procedure. Of the remaining patients, most received some benefit from having the procedure. A very small number of patients continued to have significant pain and went on to more extensive surgical procedures.
Although he did not invent the procedure, Dr. Rampertab is considered the foremost expert after perfecting and modifying the UltraCryo technique. He lectures extensively on the theory and protocol of Cryoanalgesia and its benefits. He is the leading surgical trainer for the procedure having taught many of the physicians that are now trained to perform Cryosurgery without ultrasound guidance. Dr. Rampertab is a consultant at local Medical Schools and Residency programs and actively teaches students and resident doctors. He is exposing these young Doctors of Podiatric Medicine to this minimally invasive and technically difficult procedure early in their careers in an effort to increase the availability of the procedure in the future.
Dr. Rampertab has perfected the UltraCryo technique. It is a technique used for precisely locating the nerve branches to be affected. With the UltraCryo technique, the Cryoprobe can be placed directly on the nerve branch causing the pain. Using the UltraCryo technique also allows the Cryosurgeon to visualize the iceball created on the nerve branch. At azcryo, Dr. Rampertab performs 100% of his cryo procedures using the UltraCryo technique. There is no guesswork involved regarding whether the Cryoprobe was placed directly on the nerve branch or not. Azcryo receives patient referrals from other Podiatric Surgeons when all their treatments have failed. At azcryo, we have performed UltraCryo on hundreds of patients from outside of Arizona
DR. RAMPERTAB HAS NOW PERFORMED OVER 10,600 PROCEDURES AND MAINTAINS A 97% SUCCESS RATE-97% OF PATIENTS REPORT COMPLETE RELIEF OF SYMPTOMS AFTER ULTRACRYO.
The following list is current as of November 1, 2012.
Plantar Fasciitis- 4557 procedures
Each procedure may involve the cryo of one to three separate nerve sites depending on symptoms.
Neuroma- 3212 procedures
These account for mainly 3rd Intermetatarsal Space and some 2nd Intermetatarsal Space Neuromas.
Scar Tissue/Post-traumatic Entrapment of Nerve- 1215 procedures
These procedures have been performed at varying sites on the foot, ankle and leg. This category includes Stump Neuromas.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome- 215 procedures
Most of these procedures are done as distally as possible on the smallest branches necessary.
Achilles Tendinitis- 206 procedures
This accounts for 2 separate nerve branches in most patients.
Diabetic Neuropathy/Neuritis- 523 procedures in 84 patients
This accounts for 8 intermetatarsal nerve branches in most patients.
Other Neuropathy/Neuritis- 192 procedures
This includes Chemotherapy-induced Neuropathy.
Plantar Fibroma- 236 procedures
These masses have varied from 1cm in diameter to as large as 3cm x2cm.
Other Nerve Entrapments- 319 procedures
This includes Joplin’s Neuroma, Nerve to the Sinus Tarsi, Peroneal Nerve (proximally and distally), portions of the Medial and Lateral Plantar Nerves.