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David Lonbaken, DPM

David Lonbaken, DPM, FACFAS

4.8 / 5 (Based on 52 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


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.
June 25, 2019
The doctor was great. The desk people were great. The nurse had the worst bedside manner. She always does.
June 15, 2019
They were amazing at what they do. I've been in pain over 25 years and they made a scary situation super easy and fun. Dr. Longbaken was awesome and his nurse was super professional and delightful. Thank you and God bless!
June 07, 2019
Dr. Lonbaken made an experience that has been extremely painful and scary to comfortable. He thoroughly answered all my questions and concerns and I truly feel I will have the best possible outcome because of him. He had great and reassuring demeanor as well.
May 30, 2019
Dr was very kind.
May 21, 2019
Dr. Lonbaken was excellent and so friendly!
May 17, 2019
I was treated with the upmost care and respect
May 10, 2019
Had to wait quite a while. Sure the doctor was very busy
April 28, 2019
Dr. Lonbaken and nurse provided excellent care and were respectful of what I had to say.
April 16, 2019
It seemed like the receptionist didn't really know what they were doing.

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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