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Dr. Salvatore DeLellis, D.P.M.

Practicing in Tarpon Springs, FL for 35 years.


Education, Certifying Boards and Professional Organizations:

Herbert H. Lehman College, The City University of New York, B.A. Biology, 1973.

Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine, B.S., D.P.M., 1978.

Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Member American Podiatric Medical Association.

Member Florida Podiatric Medical Association.

Member and past President Pinellas County Podiatric Medical Association.

Associate Member American Association of Physicians and Podiatrists.

Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Associate American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.


Hospital Staff and Surgery Center Privileges:

Mease Morton Plant Hospital, Dunedin, FL

Mease Morton Plant Hospital, Countryside, FL

Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Tarpon Springs, FL

Countryside Surgery Center, Clearwater, FL

Trinity Surgery Center, Trinity, FL

Dr. Christopher Roever, D.P.M.

Associate of Dr. Salvatore DeLellis.



New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY, 2011.

Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2013.

Member American Podiatric Medical Association.

Member Florida Podiatric Medical Association.

Member American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management.

Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Medicine.


Hospital Staff and Surgery Center Privileges:

Mease Morton Plant Hospital, Dunedin, FL

Mease Morton Plant Hospital, Countryside, FL

Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Tarpon Springs, FL

Trinity Surgery Center, Trinity, FL


About Dr. Roever:

Dr. Christopher Roever has grown up and lived in Tarpon Springs Florida all his life. He comes from a family of physicians which include his father Dr. Frederick Roever who was an internist and his sister Dr. Cynthia Roever who followed her father's footsteps and also became an internist. Dr. Roever has been on several medical mission trips to El Salvador with his father and sister and he also worked as a certified nursing assistant at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital which is now Florida Hospital North Pinellas. After graduating with honors from Eckerd College, he attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and received his DPM degree and 2011. He then completed his residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he received training in all facets of podiatric medicine including trauma, pediatrics, surgery and wound care.


FAQ   (Frequently Asked Questions)

Do we accept pediatric patients?

Yes, we do. We treat patients from infants to adults.


"Why do my heels hurt in the morning?"

Plantar fasciitis (say "PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus") is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk.


Plantar fasciitis is common in middle-aged people. It also occurs in younger people who are on their feet a lot, like athletes or soldiers. It can happen in one foot or both feet.


Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling.

This is more likely to happen if:

-Your feet roll inward too much when you walk (excessive pronation).

-You have high arches or flat feet.

-You walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces.

-You are overweight.

-You wear shoes that don't fit well, aren't properly supportive or are worn out.

-You have tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles.


Most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps after they get out of bed or sit for a long time. You may have less stiffness and pain after you take a few steps. But your foot may hurt more as the day goes on. It may hurt the most when you climb stairs or after you stand for a long time.

If you have foot pain at night, you may have a different problem, such as arthritis, or a nerve problem such as tarsal tunnel syndrome.



"Why do my feet and/or ankles swell?"

1. Foot or ankle injury. An injury to the foot or ankle can lead to swelling. The most common is a sprained ankle, which occurs when an injury or misstep causes the ligaments that hold the ankle in place to be stretched beyond their normal range. To reduce the swelling from a foot or ankle injury, rest to avoid walking on the injured ankle or foot, use ice packs, wrap the foot or ankle with compression bandage, and elevate the foot on a stool or pillow. If swelling and pain is severe or doesn't improve with home treatment, see your Podiatrist. If you have not experienced any trauma or injury, the question is more likely to be answered by the information given by numbers (2.) or (3.) below.


2. Lymphedema. This is a collection of lymphatic fluid in the tissues that can develop because of the absence of or problems with the lymph vessels or after the removal of lymph nodes. Lymph is a protein-rich fluid that normally travels along an extensive network of vessels and capillaries. It is filtered through the lymph nodes, which trap and destroy unwanted substances, such as bacteria. When there is a problem with the vessels or lymph nodes, however, the fluid's movement can be blocked. Untreated, lymph buildup can impair wound healing and lead to infection and deformity. Lymphedema is common following radiation therapy or removal of the lymph nodes in patients with cancer. If you have undergone cancer treatment and experience swelling, see your Podiatrist right away.


3. Venous insufficiency. Swelling of the ankles and feet is often an early symptom of venous insufficiency, a condition in which blood inadequately moves up the veins from the legs and feet up to the heart. Normally, the veins keep blood flowing upward with one-way valves. When these valves become damaged or weakened, the blood leaks back down the vessels and fluid is retained in the soft tissue of the lower legs, especially the ankles and feet. Chronic venous insufficiency can lead to skin changes, skin ulcers, and infection. If you experience signs of venous insufficiency you should see your Podiatrist.



Do we treat fungus?

Yes, we do. We have several ways to treat fungus, some more effective than others but we provide our patients options for their individual treatment plan.


Do we have a laser to treat and cure fungus?

Yes, we do. We have a HYPERBLUE 1530 multiuse Diode Laser. With this laser, we offer safe, painless treatment with no side effects or drugs, no liver enzyme test required, no recovery time and it only takes under 45 minutes per treatment. After treating the fungus infection we recommend care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection. There is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment. Preventative maintenance treatments will be recommended.


Do we treat ingrown toenails?

Yes, we do. Our physician's primary goal is to reduce their patient's pain and suffering immediately. We do also provide a permanent solution to chronically ingrowing toe nails using our laser.


Does the Dr. trim toenails?

Yes, the physician and/or his qualified staff can perform that service.


Do we have the capability to take X-rays in our office?

Yes, we do have a state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine.

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