Welcome to First State Foot & Ankle. We are a small, but personal Podiatry care center located in Northern Delaware.Dr. Ciampoli will meet with you to discuss your symptoms, review your medical history and perform a comprehensive foot examination.Because there are numerous problems that can affect the foot, you will be asked about your problem(s) in detail. Based on what we learn from your initial visit, it will help us determine which tests or treatments may be most beneficial to you and coordinate your follow up services with the proper care.At First State Foot & Ankle we are dedicated to preventative methods and caring for people with wounds which have resisted healing. Our wound care program stresses the basics of common sense medical and surgical care combined with the most advanced wound care technologies (e.g. platelet derived growth factors, human dermal replacement, and new wound dressing materials).According to the American Diabetes Association:Approximately 23.6 million Americans have Diabetes Mellitus with an annual economic cost of over $132 billion.Each year 82,000 amputations are performed on people with diabetes, most of which were the result of minor injuries that were left untreated and resulted in ulcerations.The ADA recommends that everyone with diabetes have at least one thorough foot examination each year to identify any foot condition that could pose a risk of developing foot ulcers.If a patient has foot deformities or neuropathy, they should have foot examinations more frequently.Dr. Ciampoli received his degree from Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences in Miami, FL. He completed his surgical residency in St. Louis, MO, under the direction of Dr. Allen Jacobs, one of the country's leading experts on the diabetic foot. Dr. Ciampoli received extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and in diabetic limb salvage. Dr. Ciampoli, an avid runner, also specializes in sports medicine of the foot and ankle, and was fortunate to train under the team podiatrist for St. Louis University athletic teams.Dr. Ciampoli is board certified in foot surgery by American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is on staff at St. Francis, Wilmington and Christiana Hospitals.