Benjamin R. Proto, DPM, FACFAS
Medical School: Rosalyn Franklin School of Medicine
Fellowship: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle
Board Certified: Forefoot and Rearfoot Reconstructive Surgery
Tidewater Medical Center
860 Omni Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
Tidewater Medical Center at New Town
5424 Discovery Park Boulevard
Building B, Suite 105
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Foot and Ankle Specialist
Benjamin R. Proto, DPM, FACFAS, joined TPMG Orthopedics in 2007, and has established himself as one of the Peninsula’s leading foot and ankle specialists, offering his patients the latest advancements in foot and ankle care.
After completing his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York, Dr. Proto earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Rosalyn Franklin School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He completed post-graduate training in Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle through the Bon Secours New Jersey Health System in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Dr. Proto specializes in all aspects of the foot and ankle and is board certified in forefoot and rearfoot reconstructive surgery. His special interests include ankle instability, foot and ankle arthritis, sports injuries and correction of foot and ankle deformities. In his surgical practice, Dr. Proto utilizes minimally invasive techniques and specializes in joint replacement of the foot and ankle, ankle arthroscopy, and fusion to address painful and dysfunctional joints.
Favoring a conservative approach to treatment, Dr. Proto is, in many cases, able to provide treatment without the need for surgical intervention. When formulating a treatment plan, he takes into consideration his patient as a whole, reviewing factors such as lifestyle and medical history to provide the best course of treatment for each individual. In instances when a surgical procedure is the most appropriate course of treatment, Dr. Proto employs the latest techniques to ensure the best possible outcome for his patients.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Proto has served on the TPMG Board of Directors and was instrumental in the creation of the Sentara Foot and Ankle Center, a project he helped initiate with fellow TPMG Orthopedics physician, Dr. Matthew Hopson, to facilitate patient care and lower patients’ costs.
Dr. Proto lectures throughout the region and serves as a medical consultant for multiple nationally recognized medical device companies looking to develop new and innovative strategies for improving patient care.
Dr. Proto performs surgeries and has clinical privileges at the following area hospitals: Bon Secours Mary Immaculate, Mary Immaculate Ambulatory Surgery Center, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, and Sentara Port Warwick Surgery Center.
Dr. Proto has practiced locally since 2001, and joined TPMG Orthopedics in the Fall of 2007.
TPMG Orthopedics has been serving patients in Newport News and the surrounding areas since Fall 2005, and opened in Gloucester in January 2016.
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Honors and Awards
2018 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Docs"
2018 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"
2017 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Docs"
2016 Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Docs”
2013 Hampton Roads “Top Doc”
2011 Hampton Roads “Top Doc”