Welcome To Bunion Surgery Specialists
The podiatric surgeons at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa have been instrumental in changing the way bunions are treated in the United States. Since 2009, Drs. Mindi and Paul Dayton have researched the anatomy and cause of bunions and have developed breakthrough techniques to improve the reliability and quality of bunion surgery. Dr. Paul Dayton is one of the original design surgeons and innovators for Lapiplasty®.
Working with Treace Medical Concepts Inc, a leading medical technology company, and a group of dedicated podiatric and orthopedic design surgeons from across the country, he was instrumental in developing the patented method of Lapiplasty® triplane bunion correction to correct the deformity at the root of the problem. Drs. Mindi and Paul Dayton both regularly lecture and teach hands on surgical training for Lapiplasty® for surgeons across the country.
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Surgical Corrections of Foot Disorders
In most cases, invasive methods are not necessary to correct many foot disorders. Though in more extreme conditions, surgery may be required. The need for surgery will depend on the severity of the condition, the amount of pain the patient is experiencing, and the patient’s past response to various treatments.Learn More
Relief is here. Now, there’s a new, patented treatment for bunion correction – Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction. This exciting, new treatment option does more than simply remove “the bump”; it addresses your bunion in three dimensions to correct the root of the problem. Advanced fixation technology is used to secure the correction in place, allowing patients to walk within days of surgery.Learn More
Are Bunions Limiting Your Activities and Lifestyle?
Bunions can be very painful. With each step, your entire body weight rests on that bunion. Ouch! A common
misconception about a bunion is that it is an overgrowth of bone that can simply be “shaved off”. In reality,
bunions are complex deformities caused by an unstable joint causing an internal deformity and leading to pain.
Our mission is to exceed your expectations and partner with you to solve any foot and ankle condition. We strive to be the CENTER of EXCELLENCE for foot and ankle care in Iowa. Whether your problem is simple or complex our team can help you through the process of healing and recovery.Learn More
Whether you have slight discomfort or severe pain, we can help you overcome your foot issues! Contact us today today to learn more about how we can help you!Learn More
We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Request an appointment today!Learn More
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Mindi J. Dayton
Mindi Dayton, DPM, MHA is a board-certified podiatrist serving patients with superior care at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa in Ankeny, Iowa. Dr. Dayt...Read More
Dr. Mindi J. Dayton
Mindi Dayton, DPM, MHA is a board-certified podiatrist serving patients with superior care at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa in Ankeny, Iowa.
Dr. Dayton grew up in rural eastern Iowa and graduated from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, where she currently sits on the alumni board. She earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Des Moines University (DMU) College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. She then completed a podiatric surgical residency at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa. In 2018, she earned a Master of Health Care Administration from DMU.
After several years as a practicing podiatrist in northwest Iowa, she returned to Des Moines to teach at DMU and practice at the school’s Foot and Ankle Clinic. In 2017, she established Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa with her husband, Dr. Paul Dayton, with a focus on research and development of innovative techniques for foot and ankle surgery.
Dr. Dayton is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. She’s a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and has co-authored many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and presented numerous local and regional lectures. She and her husband have teamed up to earn national awards for research posters and manuscripts.
She has a strong track record of serving on many universities, local and national committees, including president and board member of the Iowa Podiatric Medical Associationa nd committees of the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. While at DMU, she has been honored on several occasions for her service to DMU-CPMS, including receiving the Distinguished Scholar Faculty Award and Clinical Faculty of the Year.
When Dr. Dayton isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Reflecting their passion for food and wine, she and her husband own and run WineStyles Ankeny. She also likes to garden, attend the theater, and travel.
Dr. Paul D. Dayton
Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, is a board-certified podiatrist at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa in Ankeny, Iowa. His years of research and experience make him on...Read More
Dr. Paul D. Dayton
Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, is a board-certified podiatrist at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa in Ankeny, Iowa. His years of research and experience make him one of the most highly skilled podiatrists in the Des Moines area.
After completing his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, Dr. Dayton earned a master’s in podiatric medical education and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. He served a podiatric surgical residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center in Santa Clara, California.
Dr. Dayton is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery, and he’s also a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
In 2017, Dr. Dayton established Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa with his wife, Dr. Mindi Dayton, with a focus on research and development of innovative techniques for foot and ankle surgery. To that purpose, he works with medical technology companies and collaborates with foot and ankle surgeons across the country to develop innovative procedures. He’s named on several medical device patents.
He’s held numerous academic and other leadership positions throughout his three decades in practice, including faculty positions at Des Moines University and Stanford University School of Medicine in California. He has co-authored many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and continues to present lectures nationally and internationally. He’s served as an editor for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
In his free time, Dr. Dayton enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Through WineStyles Ankeny, a business he runs with his wife, he likes to educate others on food and wine. He’s an avid woodworker and builds guitars (and plays them, too). His other hobbies include cycling, running, and traveling.
Tiffany Rangel was born and raised in West Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. She became a medical assi...Read More
Tiffany Rangel was born and raised in West Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. She became a medical assistant at Vatterott College in Des Moines, Iowa in 2013. She received her podiatric medical assistant certification in 2021 in Denver, Colorado. She also has a certification for limited x-ray for podiatry that she received in 2019 by IDPH.
Tiffany is the Lead Medical Assistant at the Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa. She works alongside Drs. Mindi & Paul Dayton. She has been with the Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa for two years and is always looking for ways to grow in Podiatry. Tiffany has been elected onto the ASPMA Board of Directors for 2022.
Tiffany and her husband, Juan, have three daughters and two sons. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, having outdoor adventures, and tending to her hobbies such as her chickens and garden.