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David Lonbaken, DPM

David Lonbaken, DPM, FACFAS

Surgery, Orthopedics, and Orthopedics: Foot & Ankle
4.7 / 5 (Based on 135 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

"Podiatry is a rewarding specialty because I get to literally help patients get back on their feet after an injury or debilitating condition. My ultimate goal is to help patients return to the activities they enjoy and experience a better quality of life."

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About Me

Dr. Lonbaken cares for all bone, joint and muscle health concerns of the feet and ankles. His special interests include reconstructive foot surgery and diabetic limb salvage. His care encompasses sprains, fractures, arthritis, warts, corns, infections, plantar fasciitis, etc., as well as diabetic foot care. Dr. Lonbaken also performs inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, for example, the removal of bunions, hammertoes and ingrown toenails. Dr. Lonbaken has more than 20 years experience in his specialty.

Reconstructive and Diabetic Foot Surgery

Reconstructive surgery involves the latest techniques to help patients regain function or stability, reduce pain, or prevent further deformity or disease. There are many conditions that might necessitate surgery, from arthritis to injury to congenital conditions. Reconstructive surgery may include tendon repair/transfer, fusion of bone, bone grafting, soft tissue repair, osteotomy of bone (cutting of bones in a precise fashion), and use of fixation devices such as screws or pins to stabilize and repair bone.

Dr. Lonbaken has 23 years experience in diabetic foot surgery. He specializes in limb salvage, the specialty of preventing leg amputation. Dr. Lonbaken has a limb salvage program at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre, S.D., which specializes in treating high-risk wounds and infections. The program has been very successful as Avera St. Mary’s has a very low leg amputation rate.

Personal Interests

Dr. Lonbaken is an avid scuba diver and has taken advanced training to become a divemaster. He also enjoys golf and weight lifting.



University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa


Surgical Preceptorship, Rapid City

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons


  • Board certified in reconstructive foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery


August 11, 2022
August 04, 2022
It was my first visit to Dr. Lonbaken and he explained very well my condition, gave me options for treatment and let me choose the type of treatment I wanted. I was very satisfied.
June 29, 2022
Very good, quick & he addressed my needs
June 06, 2022
Doctor was very thorough
June 05, 2022
I was recommended to your office and I will definitely recommend others.
April 30, 2022
Care provider was very professional and kind
April 14, 2022
Dr good Assistant very cold
September 21, 2021
Couldn't have asked for more
August 24, 2021
Our provider was knowlegable and very personable. I would highly recommend him.
August 17, 2021
very clear, caring and but us at ease
August 17, 2021
I waited for about an hour in the waiting room before being seen (as in an hour past my scheduled appointment time).
August 17, 2021
Long wait time.
August 17, 2021
A quality experience.
August 10, 2021
The waiting area and the examine room was very neat and clean.
August 03, 2021
Great doctor. Helped me understand my condition. Going to fix it.
July 20, 2021
Excellent care
July 06, 2021
I feel lucky to get the care that Avera offers.
June 22, 2021
I've seen Dr. Lonbaken twice now and I just think he is the nicest, most professional individual. I'm grateful for his help and I think very highly of him as a person.
June 22, 2021
very good care
June 08, 2021
Dr. always treats me like a brother and I appreciate that
June 01, 2021
He was awesome to work with. And the staff was amazing also.
May 25, 2021
May 04, 2021
Very informative and nice people
April 20, 2021
It was a very positive experience
April 20, 2021
I have always had a positive experiences with Dr. Lonbaken. He treats me with the utmost of care and concern. He explains the pros and cons of making a decision.
April 20, 2021
Very prompt
April 06, 2021
I did not feel comfortable with his nurse. She was very clinical and almost abrupt, and when he came in and asked her to wash another patients feet before they left, she rolled her eyes. It made me feel like she did not like her job. She DID her job, but there was no enthusiasm for it, and there seemed to me a lack of compassion. She was ALL businessMaybe she was just having a bad day.
April 06, 2021
Appt. was scheduled for 10:40amCT; I got to see the Dr. about 11:30amCT.
March 23, 2021
Professional service. I know he's busy I understand.
March 02, 2021
I have always been treated with respect and good care with Dr. Lonbaken. The experience today was nothing less than I expected.
March 02, 2021
Im glad avera is here for me
February 23, 2021
They treated me like a actual Human Being. Making small talk about the weather, showing actual concern about my Injury. Talking about the SUPER BOWL. I LOVE THAT. Thank You ??
February 16, 2021
Would recommend to anyone
February 09, 2021
Very professiomal
February 09, 2021
Good explanation of what was wrong, and the perfect treatment
January 26, 2021
Very understanding about my condition
January 19, 2021
Professional and comfortable
January 05, 2021
The only negative remark I have is the wait time for the follow up appointment. Wait time is more than 15 minutes. It would be nice to see the provider at the scheduled time.
December 22, 2020
I appreciate the staff at Avera for helping me with all my healthcare needs. Thank you!
December 22, 2020
It is all good

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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