Cassidy Foot and Ankle Center of Iowa Patient
“I’ve had stubborn plantar warts for 4 years and had tried everything from topical creams to surgically removing them, but nothing worked. I am so thankful that I stumbled across the SWIFT treatment- it worked better than anything else I’ve tried! Now the warts I’ve had for year are almost gone and I couldn’t be happier!”

Matt Foot and Ankle Center of Iowa Patient
“After the 2nd session I was back to normal wearing sandals and socks around the house. Prior to that, I had to wear Hoka’s to no walk in pain, I felt every step and felt like I had a marble in my foot. The sessions were fast and almost painfree- it was very minimal. Back to normal fast and easy. I have recommended to my brother-in law and he has already had one treatment. I was very happy with the whole process.”

S F.
Easy to make an appointment and easy to find location. Pleasant personnel and very knowledgeable professional staff. Clear explanations of treatment options.

J S.
I liked how Dr. Mindi knew my problems suggested very good help for my shoes. I appreciate her conservative approach. I will definitely return!

N M.
I had a great experience with the Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa. Dr. Paul and Dr. Mindi are amazing surgeons and their staff is top notch!!! Thank you!!!!

T W.
Going to Dr. Dayton was the best thing I could have done for my bunion. There was minimal pain with the procedure and my recovery has been excellent. I am 3 months out and I have no restrictions. I would highly recommend the Lapiplasty surgery to anyone having bunions. Thanks so much Dr. Dayton. You have made a huge difference in my life. No more pain!

Very thorough and kind

My first visit with Dr. Dayton was very good with X-rays, a consult and a plan for treatment. The doctor answered my questions and clear recommendations.

Marcy G.
Very caring and professional

Calls you by name when checking in. Everyone answers all your questions and address concerns.

Jeff M.
I met Dr. Mindi Dayton years ago when she took care of my dad. I have diabetes and wanted to have my feet checked. Her and her staff provided excellent care and service!

Listened to my long list of concerns. He addressed them all to my satisfaction.

Patient, thorough and vividly descriptive on found issues. Staff was wonderful and the clinic was pleasant.

It was nice to have someone that took the time to explain what’s going on and what alternatives there are. The support staff was great as well.

Always a great experience.

DR. Mindi took care of my toe pain. I felt better at once. I travel 100 miles to see her, and pay a premium, since it’s out of my insurance network. I highly recommend her.

Always great!

My feet have never felt better!

Dr. Mindi Dayton and her staff provided excellent care and service! I loved the thorough explanation of procedures to correct a hammertoe and bunion. Couldn’t have asked for anything better! Thanks!!!

Awesome and fast!

T W.
My experience with Dr. Dayton has been wonderful. I’m 3 weeks out from my surgery and I’m pain-free and feeling great

Dr. Dayton and his entire staff are wonderful!!! I know I’m getting the best care possible and will never go anywhere else!!!

Christie B.
I can’t say enough about how happy I am with my experience(s)! June 2020 I had a bunion correction surgery and in March 2021, I did my second foot…the process was simple, the pain was minimal, recovery was a breeze, easy to follow guidelines! I love everything about the entire staff at the office, professional & considerate! I’ll miss seeing them :)!

David S.
Very organized system that I found quick, and easy. Dr. Dayton was very thorough at explaining my problem and quickly had a solution and I was in and out in no time!

Super nice Dr. was so kind and took her time to explain everything. Staff was nice . I was very happy with my experience.

Dr. Dayton always takes the time to explain everything to me! I know when I come to see him I’ll have the best care anywhere…hands down!!! He’s THE BEST!!!

Very nice and friendly staff. Very knowledgeable Doctor

I am very happy with everyone from Dr. Dayton to the office staff. Wonderful experience everytime I’m in for an appointment.

They were really good

From the time I entered until I walked out, the support staff and Dr. Mindi Dayton were friendly, professional, and gave me their complete attention. If further attention is needed I will definitely return.

Dr. Dayton is by far the best foot and ankle specialist in Iowa.

J G.
Very pleasant and informative doctor to visit with at my appointment. Made me feel very comfortable.

Fantastic care start to finish, very skilled doctors and staff.

Les A.
Dr. Mindy, Tiffany, Rachel, and Stephanie are all very professional and always make you feel welcome and like they are very happy to help you with whatever your foot issues may be. Very glad to have them as our providers. They are the best!!!!

Dr. Dayton was knowledgeable, patient and easy to relate to. It was the 3rd time my daughter had the same ingrown toenail removed. Hopefully the last time it has to be done. It was by far the easiest and most painless experience. Can’t say enough good things.

Townsend R.
Very professional and care by Dr.Dayton and his total office and hospitatal staff. Thanks a million….

P M.
I came to the Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa at one of my lowest points. I had 3 failed bunion surgeries prior, pain every single day, and I came to terms that would be my life at 24 years old. Dr. Dayton gave me a solution and I haven’t looked back! I am now pain FREE! I haven’t been pain free in almost 10 YEARS! I am back to running, jumping and playing sports. I would like to thank everyone from the Foot & Ankle Center from the bottom of my heart. You guys gave me a new life! Thank you!

I continue to be impressed with the quality of care and professional treatment by every person in the office of Doctors Dayton. I am greeted, brought back to x-ray, exam room in a very timely manner and with a pleasant atmoshere, the doctor is always kind, informative and efficient in taking care of my needs. 5 star place!

The staff at the foot and ankle center were very professional and thorough. Dr. Dayton also took the time to explain the situation and all my options. I would highly recommend the Foot and Ankle Center to anyone having foot issues.

Very professional staff. Short wait time and outstanding care.

D B.
Dr. Mindi Dayton is very courteous and always has a smile. She answers all questions, and takes great care when treating my foot. I appreciate that her and her staff keep a clean offie and a punctual schedule. It makes a pleasant experience, in spite of my problem. I do not hesitate to recommend her to others.

Very knowledgable and took the the time to explain everything! I feel so much better about my upcoming surgery.

Dr. Dayton and his staff are always so nice and thorough.

Dr. Dayton is friendly, kind, personable, very talented and she helps me so much when I go to see her. My pain is relieved after she trims my callouses on the bottom of my feel. Medicare does not cover this office procedure, but it helps so much that it is worth it.

Dr. Paul Dayton quickly diagnosed my issue and I am on the road to recovery. I am so thankful for him and his staff!!!

D B.
On my first appointment Dr. Dayton identified my problem, described it fully, and explained what the treatment would be. He was on time and very pleasant. His office staff does a good job of keeping my appointment running smoothly. Always a good experience being there and seeing both Dr. Paul and Dr. Mindi Dayton.

Awesome Dr. and staff!

From the time you walk in the door to the time you walk out the door, you feel appreciated and cared for. You feel the knowledge helping you to get better and they care about you getting better!!

C M.
Staff were very friendly & helpful. I arrived about a half hour before my scheduled my appointment & was able to get in. Doctor explained my options & the procedures offered. Was very satisfied with my visit.

I’ve always been 100% satisfied with the care and services provided by Dr. Dayton and his staff. From first consult to over a year after surgery I couldn’t ask for a more skilled team of people looking after me. The improvements they have made in my day to day quality of life has been amazing to say the least. Thank you all!

Not only does Dr Dayton’s office give you excellent care, but everyone there has a smile and is so positive! Such a great group of people!

Dr. Dayton’s team is always kind, professional, fun and supportive. I was very nervous about my upcoming procedure. The team made every effort to make sure I felt safe and comfortable. Top notch healthcare professionals!

Marissa F.
Absolutely the best providers. Being young for undergoing bunion surgery in additional to having bi-lateral (both done at same time under special circumstance), the care was amazing. They answered all my questions prior and were thorough explaining the process as well as what to expect. Surgery went well and despite myself being nervous/emotional, everyone at the surgery center comforted me to calm my nerves. During recovery I had Stephanie’s number who was so kind to check in on me to make sure I was feeling as comfortable as possible. I looked forward to each check-up visit as the staff is so friendly. Grateful for this experience and pleased with my results. Dr. Daytron literally wrote the book on bunions!!! You’re in the best hands + care.

Lyndsey P.
I can not express enough how knowledgeable the Dr.’s and staff are. From explaining procedures to assisting with insurance policies the staff are hands down amazing folks. Dr Mindi Dayton was exceptional her professional manner and her expertise in her field are unmatched. We couldn’t be more thankful for the amazing care recieved at The Foot and Ankle Center of Des Moines.

I always feel like I have the best care! She cares about my wellbeing. Answers all my questions before I even ask them. She knows what she is doing!

Dr Mindy Dayton and her entire staff are very professional and knowledgeable. Dr Dayton always explains what she is doing and why. She also never makes you feel like she is rushed or does not have whatever amount of time needed to answer all of your questions. Every experience with Dr M Dayton and Tiffany and Rachel is a good one. Thank you.

Karen H.
As a medical provider my income is dependent upon the number of patients I see in a day. This means I cannot take off an unlimited number of days for surgery and recovery. I wanted to have bunion surgery so that my shoes would fit better, and my bunion would not ache after a long day on my feet. I could not be off work or be non-weight bearing for several weeks. My family physician recommended that I see Dr. Dayton because he was doing a new procedure that did not require me to be non-weight bearing or off work for weeks. My surgery was done on a Thursday, I was non-weight bearing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Monday morning, I was seen at Dr. Dayton’s office and fitted with a walking boot. I returned to work on Tuesday to do paperwork at my desk and began seeing patients again on Wednesday. I only missed 3 days from the office and 4 patient appointment days. I would and have recommended this procedure to many friends, family, and patients. I took no narcotic pain medication and had little to no pain. This would be unheard of with the traditional bunion surgery. This new procedure makes so much sense and I have nothing but good things to say about the procedure and the care I received from Dr. Dayton and his staff. 5 STARS for sure!

Great care and very informative. I would not go any where else for my care. Dr. Paul did my first bunion correction 2 1/2 years ago. Now I’m back for my other foot to be corrected.

Wes D.
I had a great experience from the moment I walked in the door. I was great very graciously by the lady behind the counter. Then my experience got even better when I was brought to the room. Stephanie was a professional through and through. I would recommend anyone with foot problems to go see the team here!!!

The front line staff are so nice, friendly, polite on the phone. They make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in, even during the covid craziness.

Pam S.
Call for your appointment today. This is the best surgery, the best doctor and the least pain. My feet don’t hurt anymore. The staff is amazing. I did one foot and couldn’t wait to do the second foot. Thank you Dr.Dayton’s.

Lindsey K.
My husband broke his toe back in March. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Stephanie and Dr. Dayton we’re very helpful. Grateful they were able to get us in on such short notice.

Stacey J.
I saw Dr.P Dayton about two weeks ago, in the Middle of the pandemic which I was so grateful someone would see me, my pain was unbearable.

Keri M.
My 15 year old daughter had Lapiplasty and hammer toe correction on both feet, 11 weeks apart. Our experience with Dr. Dayton and his staff, was remarkable! They truly care about their patients! They did a wonderful job answering all of our questions, and easing her fears. Her surgery and recovery were textbook, with little to no pain, and she loves the look and feel of her “new” feet! Thank you Dr. Dayton and staff, for making our experience a great one! You are the best around!

Laura R.
I had Dr. Paul Dayton perform the 3D Lapiplasty surgery. I have had bunions for over 25 years and when I heard about the new procedure from a friend I was excited to finally have the surgery. I researched because I wanted to go to the best doctor that knew the new technique and found Dr. Dayton. My surgery went perfect. I was back at a desk job in a few days. The staff was wonderful and answered all my concerns and questions. They helped me with suggestions for my scarring that I can hardly see now. I was so happy with how little pain that I had, I went ahead and had my other foot done 8 weeks later. I am so glad that I finally have my bunions gone. Thanks to Dr. Dayton and his wonderful staff. You are all amazing and caring people.

Kathy F.
About 18 months ago, I had a conversation with my doctor about my bunions. We were both unsure since most everyone complained how painful and what a long process bunion surgery seemed to be. But to my surprise, this time when I mentioned the pain in my feet my health care provider suggested I check out the Foot and Ankle Center of Iowa, they were doing a new procedure called Lapiplasty, that might be a good fit for me. As it turned out it was, I had surgery on my Right foot in February, was able to walk in a boot after 3-4 days, and was able to return to work within a couple of weeks. I was able to have the procedure on my left foot in April. By June we were able to go on vacation to the Smoky Mountains and I was able to walk in my tennis shoes for the trip. Putting the bones back in place changed the way I walked on my feet and made a pedicure look a lot better. Now, a year later, the scars are faded, the feet look so much better and I am able to walk on my “new” feet not worrying about what shoes can I wear, now I can go for what shoes I want to wear. Thank you to the Dayton Docs and the staff at the Foot and Ankle Center of Iowa.

Lisa S.
From initial phone call to set up consultation to surgery to follow up appointments, I was always treated with respect and had my questions answered thoroughly. The Dr. And his staff are very informative and receptive to questions. I had a very complicated foot issue that took a major surgery and had a lengthy yet successful recovery. For all of the work I had done on my foot I am pleased to be where I am at with being able to walk at length in my shoes 3 months post op. I would and actually have recommended this provider and procedure to others living with foot pain or problems that need resolved with their feet so they can be active again.

Clista R.
From the moment I walked in the door at the clinic I was treated like family. The staff have all went above and beyond to make sure I was given the best care and have helped answer any questions. My surgery went great, I only took Tylenol for pain relief and not only does my foot look better but now it FEELS better too! I was able to return to work (a job that requires me to stand and walk for 8 hours a day) within a month of my surgery, and my only regret is that I didn’t have the surgery done sooner! Thank you all for your great care!

Paula B.
Beginning with my first visit, I was highly impressed with the staff, their knowledge and the care they put into everything they do. Dr. Paul performed a revision surgery on failed bunionectomy. He removed the previously implanted hardware, fused the joint correctly and performed bone graft to lengthen my toe. Prior to surgery, I received an abundance of highly detailed information and thorough preparation that enabled me to not have to take any prescription pain killers post-surgery. I feel I have been an equal partner in my treatment and recovery and that the entire team has become an extension of my own family.

Maura M.
My daughter Larissa came to see Drs. Dayton from a recommendation of one of their neighbors. She advised us that both doctors were very knowledgeable on bunion surgery so we decided to come to the Foot and Ankle Clinic for a second opinion. Larissa had taylor’s bunions on both of her feet that were causing her pain. After her first meeting with Dr. Mindi Dayton, Larissa immediately told me this was who she wanted to do her surgery. Dr. Dayton explained exactly what was happening with her foot and how she would be able to correct it. She went into detail about what exactly she was going to do, how long her recovery would last, and any possible complications. As Mom, it was hard to hear, but for Larissa it was great to be told exactly what was going to happen and how long she might be out activities. Larissa had her first surgery at the end of October and things couldn’t have gone better. The staff at both the Foot and Ankle Clinic and Luthern Hospital (the site for her surgery) were amazing. Larissa does not love needles so she was getting very anxious about the IV (not so much about the actual procedure just the IV). The nurses did a great job in calming her nerves as well as giving her enough information to make her feel more in control. The surgery went smooth and we were out of there before I even knew it. Her post-op appointment had a little rough patch as she passed out in the waiting room as we were leaving from her appointment. That was probably the worst part of both of her surgeries for me! But again the staff and Dr. Paul Dayton were wonderful with her. One nurse even made her a sandwich from her own lunch supply! After speaking with Dr. Mindi Dayton we decided to piggyback her other foot and did it just 12 weeks after her first. We were amazed that just 12 weeks after fixing her left foot we could get her right foot done and get her back to the activites she loves sooner. Doing both feet close together was probably the best decision we made, and I am very greatful that Dr. Dayton suggested it. It was a long almost 5 months for Larissa being in a boot on one foot then the other, but in the end it was the best decision. Larissa is now fully healed and back to her activities. She no longer has to deal with sore and inflamed feet and is excited to get back to the sports and activites that she was missing. We would recommend Dr. Paul and Mindi Dayton to anyone, and we have! We have told everyone how awesome the staff is and what an amazing job they did not only with Larissa’s surgeries but taking care of her mentally and emotionally. All the staff at Ankeny Foot and Ankle clinic are amazing compassionate people. I am so glad we were referred to this clinic. Although I hope that we don’t need their services in the future, I would not hesitate to go back again.

Mary G.
After years of running I developed painful arthritis in the big toe joint on both feet. I had already met with several other surgeons and was not prepared for the long recovery they said it would take. I heard from a friend that she had been to Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa for bunion surgery. She highly recommended I check them out; that they treat other foot problems as well, and the recovery time was shorter than she thought it would be. I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Mindy for a consultation. While in the waiting room, I watched a video of Dr. Paul explaining the surgery and the recovery process. I was intrigued by what I had seen and heard. After meeting with Dr. Mindy, I was ready to have the surgery. I had Big Toe Joint Fusion and 2nd Toe Hammer toe surgery on Oct. 10, 2019, and my 2nd Big Toe Joint Fusion surgery on Dec. 18, 2019. I was amazed to be wearing a boot on the 5th day after surgery! It has been 4 months since my last surgery, and I am now running and walking and could not be happier with my experience! I highly recommend Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa to anyone with foot problems!

Personable. Professional. Patient. From the moment I walked in the door, I felt welcome and at ease. Dr. Paul Dayton was wonderful at explaining my condition and was so gracious with how he handled all of my questions!