|Dr. Richard Seda has been practicing podiatry in South Beach for two decades today. Dr. Seda’s practice primarily includes foot and ankle surgery, as well as sports medicine, however he treats all diseases and pathologies of the foot and ankle, specializing in bunion and hammertoe correction.
Dr. Seda graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico in 1989. He went on to study at the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. After podiatry school, Dr. Seda moved to Miami where he performed a two-year foot and ankle surgical residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, graduating in 1995. Since then, he has been practicing and serving the Miami Beach community.
Dr. Seda shares his practice with his wife, Dr. Antomattei-Seda, and both have worked to stay up-to-date on the best practices to help their patients get back on their feet quickly. In particular, Dr. Seda has been using a technique for the past five years to help patients with sports injuries, tendonitis and plantar fasciitis who do not respond to typical podiatric treatments. It is called Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP), and this method harnesses the plasma cells in a patient’s blood to help heal the tissue that is injured or ailing the patient.
“This is something we use for injuries or longstanding inflammatory conditions that do not respond to conservative normal treatments,” Dr. Seda says. “When it is used properly, as the last course of treatment, it works very well.”