Read What Our Patients Have To Say

  • "I waited too long to come in and was in agony by the time I finally called for an appointment. They got me in right away and Dr. Walsh fixed me right up on the spot. - Susan B."
  • "I was seen by Dr. Valin. He was amazingly kind. Confident in his scope of practice and explained in depth my options for care. Very professional. His staff was kind and caring. Thank you for such a pleasant experience. - Denise D."
  • "NOW, Here it comes to the real story. The second day I was in the hospital room, Dr. Con introduced me to a doctor who said he could fix my leg wound ulcers. I said Well! go ahead, and told him I had been dealing with the leg wounds for about 12 years. He said, "I will fix them"; the Doctor's name is Dr. Calise. As far as I am concerned I think he is one of the BEST Surgeons you have on your staff. Did I say the Doctor's name is Dr. Calise? But that's not what I meant to say. This is The Great Dr. Calise, one of the Finest!!!"
    Richard H

We specialize in:

  • Hammertoes
  • Ankle Pain
  • Flat Feet
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Wound Care

We specialize in:

  • Hammertoes
  • Ankle Pain
  • Flat Feet
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Wound Care

Read What Our Patients Have To Say

  • "I waited too long to come in and was in agony by the time I finally called for an appointment. They got me in right away and Dr. Walsh fixed me right up on the spot. - Susan B."
  • "I was seen by Dr. Valin. He was amazingly kind. Confident in his scope of practice and explained in depth my options for care. Very professional. His staff was kind and caring. Thank you for such a pleasant experience. - Denise D."
  • "NOW, Here it comes to the real story. The second day I was in the hospital room, Dr. Con introduced me to a doctor who said he could fix my leg wound ulcers. I said Well! go ahead, and told him I had been dealing with the leg wounds for about 12 years. He said, "I will fix them"; the Doctor's name is Dr. Calise. As far as I am concerned I think he is one of the BEST Surgeons you have on your staff. Did I say the Doctor's name is Dr. Calise? But that's not what I meant to say. This is The Great Dr. Calise, one of the Finest!!!"
    Richard H

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Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay

At Total Foot and Ankle, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.

Quality Care When you have problems with your feet or ankles, you need to turn to a podiatrist who listens and responds … an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs … a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our physicians meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve. Our physicians are trained in all aspects of non-surgical and surgical treatment of foot and ankle problems in adults and children. We offer treatments for plantar fasciitis (heel pain), bunions ingrown toenails foot pain ankle replacement , and diabetic foot care. It is our practice's philosophy to make sure all non-surgical options have been exhausted prior to discussing surgery with you.

We hope you find this web site useful and invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.

A message from Dr. Valins, Dr. Calise, Dr. Walshe and Dr. Afesllari Virtual Visits Are Now Available In the Comfort of Your Own Home Call Today (813) 788-3600 And Find Out More

During this challenging time, Total Foot and Ankle remains open to service you, our very important patients.

We want you to know that in order to keep our office space safe for you and for our staff we are screening all patients before permitting them to come in for an appointment.

We are rigorously cleaning throughout the day.

We are following all precautions set forward by the CDC. You may keep your scheduled appointment in good confidence. You are In good hands. If you are experiencing a foot or ankle problem, please call us. As always, we are here to take the best care of you in the safest environment possible.

Stay well, stay safe, remember social distancing, and call us If you need us.

Call us at (813) 788-3600 or (813) 633-5900 Thank you!

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Robert J. Valins
    D.P.M.

    As founder of Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay, Dr. Valins leads a talented, professional staff of doctors and medical assistants. Dr. Valins believes that each patient deserves friendly, well-trained staff members who carefully listen to you and care about you and your health. Dr. Valins is committed to ensuring that patients who put their trust in Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay receive the finest, most professional care anywhere in the area.

    Dr. Valins completed his undergraduate degree at State University of New York in Binghamton graduating with a bachelor's degree in French Language and Literature. He then went on to pursue graduate studies in French and Italian Language and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and spent a year teaching in France. Ultimately, the sciences and medicine became his passion and Dr. Valins took his determination and talents to the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine graduating with a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. He then continued and completed his residency training in podiatric surgery at the Hospital of PCOM in Philadelphia.


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  • Dr.
    Maria B. Walshe
    D.P.M.

    Dr. Walshe was born and raised in North Miami Beach, but since making the move over to the west coast of Florida several years ago, she has enjoyed calling Tampa Bay her home.

    Dr. Walshe knew from an early age that she would pursue a career in medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Florida State University, after which she attended Barry University's School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami. She went on to complete her year surgical residency at Baptist Health in South Florida. During her residency training in Miami, Dr. Walshe had the opportunity to be trained in a variety of podiatric procedures in areas including trauma surgery, elective cases, wound care, and diabetic limb salvage. Her residency training also allowed her to participate in the Yucatan Crippled Children's project (YCCP), a program sponsored by Barry University, in Merida, Mexico. During the YCCP Dr. Walshe was exposed to a variety of uncommon children's lower extremity deformities truly invaluable experiences.


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  • Dr.
    Domenick A. Calise
    D.P.M.

    Learning to perform an operation is not difficult. Being able to understand the human condition, to understand pain, to be compassionate, therein lies the art of being a surgeon.

    Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Calise spent 15 years in private practice in Rochester, NY, before joing Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay five years ago. He completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1988.

    Extensive training in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle was a major part of his residency at the University Hospital and University of Medicine and Dentistry of Newark NJ.  Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Calise became an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Residency Education at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine .


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  • Dr.
    Endri Afesllari
    D.P.M.

    Dr. Endri Afesllari grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and is enjoying practicing the profession he loves in the Tampa Bay Area. Dr. Afesllari graduated from Wayne State University with a biology degree with both departmental and university honors. He went on to pursue his medical degree in New York on a scholarship at the College of Podiatric Medicine and the prestigious Mt. Sinai School of Medicine graduating in 2015.

    Dr. Afesllari’s practice philosophy is evidence-based medicine using an empathetic approach while respecting patient values. He encourages patient involvement and believes that a shared decision-making approach yields the best medical and surgical outcomes. He completed a rigorous residency in foot and ankle surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Although he enjoys every aspect of surgery, Dr. Afesllari considers surgery a last resort for foot and ankle ailments.

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  • Dr.
    BRET C. MUSSER
    DPM, FACFAS

    Dr. Bret Musser practiced for three years in Chicago before moving to the Tampa Bay area. He is proud to join the exceptional team at Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay. Dr. Musser is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He completed residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital/Cook County Health System in Chicago with extensive training in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery as well as all other facets of foot and ankle medicine. He received his medical education and certificate in Health Administration from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Missouri. Dr. Musser has had numerous academic appointments including surgical faculty for the Northwest Illinois Foot and Ankle Fellowship and Rush Medical Center Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Residency.

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Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Dr. Calise and Bonnie provided an experience I will never forget. From the unfortunate cat accident to LOA and disability (THANK YOU Bonnie), a PAINLESS, flawless surgery (THANK YOU Dr. Calise), a hurricane, and now in physical therapy.....It's been an adventure. I walked away with great memories, an extensive education, a couple of good friends whom I'd trust with my life, and a bionic ankle. I HOPE I won't require their care in the future but if I ever have have foot or ankle problems, I'll be coming to Total foot & Ankle."
    Clint G.
  • "Dr. afesllari and staff were very competent and I was treated with care and concern. He was able to help me with two separate issues and both were resolved in a timely fashion. I would recommend this practice and doctor to anyone."
    Rick B.
  • "Dr. Valins is very kind & professional. His diagnosis & treatment plan was great. The office staff treated me very well!"
    Elaine D.
  • "I visited Dr. Valins for a big toe problem and he took the time to listen to my history and performed surgery in the office. I did not experience any pain during the surgery or afterwards. The staff were professional and friendly and the Sun City office was clean and organized. I recommend Dr. Valins for your foot and ankle problems. Thank you Dr. Valins."
    Clark B.
  • "I was seen by Dr. Valin. He was amazingly kind. Confident in his scope of practice and explained in depth my options for care. Very professional. His staff was kind and caring. Thank you for such a pleasant experience."
    Denise D.
  • "Great service and service with a smile... the staff and dr are so so friendly..."
    Vann R.

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Zephyrhills Office

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

Wesley Chapel Office

Monday, Wednesday - Sunday:

Closed

Tuesday:

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Sun City Center Office

Monday:

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday, Friday:

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

Valrico/Bloomingdale Office

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday:

Closed

Wednesday:

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

all of our offices will be closed on Thursday Dec 24, 2020 & Friday Dec 25, 2020 as well as on Thursday Dec 31, 2020 & Friday Jan 1, 2020