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Dr. Raphael Lilker is a BOARD CERTIFIED member of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and a Board Qualified Member of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Lilker is passionate about diagnosing and treating sport related injuries for marathon runners, dancers, spinners, pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and skiers. Dr. Lilker knows how important minimal downtime is to active New Yorkers and uses the latest advanced medical techniques for effective and efficient treatment. Dr. Lilker specializes in Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric foot care. Using both conservative or surgical techniques, Dr. Lilker treats all common foot and ankle conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, neuromas, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia/capsulitis, tendinitis, and arthritis. Dr. Lilker specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic treatment of acquired or congenital conditions of the foot in both adult and pediatric populations.
Dr. Lilker specializes in minimally incision surgery for bunion, hammertoes, neuromas, heel surgery for plantar fasciitis, and tendon or ligament injuries. Dr. Lilker uses the latest in cutting edge technology via Cyro Therapy to successfully treat painful neuromas getting patients back on their feet in no time. Dr. Lilker is well trained in the latest Bunion correction which addresses and corrects all three planes of the deformity. This is a revolutionary system which utilizes a rotational technique approach to the tri-planar deformity. Recovery and downtime is minimal where patients are walking on their foot right after most procedures. Dr. Lilker strives in getting his patients healed quickly and back to their normal routines.
Dr. Lilker specializes in Foot Care in the Cancer Patient. He is the preferred Foot Doctor for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Lilker completed an observership at Memorial Sloan Kettering. He has undergone extensive training with Dr. Lacouture from the Dept. of Dermatology, studying the secondary side effects of skin and nail changes from cancer therapy. With his observership, Dr. Lilker and his team have successfully published an article in the Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association. His team is also in the process of submitting a pilot study on therapeutic footwear for patients with chemotherapy-induced hand-foot syndrome. He is a pioneer podiatrist in skin and nail related issues of the foot in cancer patients. Dr. Lilker recently lectured at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine regarding the secondary effects of chemotherapy and other cancer drugs as it relates to the foot and ankle.
Dr. Lilker is an appointed Honorary Police Surgeon with the New York City Police Department and a Preferred Medical Provider with the New York State Troopers. As a Police Surgeon, his priority is providing top care to the NYPD and NY State Troopers as well as local Fire and EMS departments. In his spare time, Dr. Lilker volunteers at many non-profit organizations. Dr. Lilker is a certified NYS Interior Firefighter and NYS EMT. Dr. Lilker is part of an onsite medical stand-by team during sporting events. Dr. Lilker also provides emergency care to his community and was instrumental during Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in keeping his community safe. Dr. Lilker received his doctorate from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He graduated with Honors in Pi Mu Delta National Podiatry Service Society and received the APMA Educational Foundation Scholarship for academic excellence.