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David Lonbaken, DPM

David Lonbaken, DPM, FACFAS

4.7 / 5 (Based on 51 Ratings) 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."

Office Information

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


April 11, 2020
Md had great bedside manners, listened and very patient
April 10, 2020
Lonbaken and staff are amazing
April 08, 2020
Thank you for always being there and taking good care of me
March 20, 2020
All staff are the best at what they each do!!
March 19, 2020
one of the better doctors I have had that would listen to all questions I had. Plus would look at all the reasons the could cause my problem. So he can do the right treatment for me.
December 12, 2019
Lonbaken is a great guy. Medical care in general is ridiculously too expensive.
December 03, 2019
The wait time for my appointment was an hour and the appointment was only 10 minutes; the receptionist should let you know if the Dr is running behind schedule, I traveled 1.5 hours to the appointment so round trip that's a 3 hour drive..
September 13, 2019
Always had great care
August 31, 2019
We found Dr Lonbaken to be very cordial & friendly....also compassionate.
August 07, 2019
I pre registered on line and it said to check in a the front desk but not which place to go, Helmsley or avera clinic. I went to the wrong place and ended up being late.
July 23, 2019
Dr. Lonbaken is a wonderful, caring doctor and has provided my foot care for many years. Love, love, love his nurse.
July 19, 2019
Everything and everyone was pleasant except the nurse. She was not friendly and she was unprofessional.

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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