After four different Doctors, Dr. Brucato is the only one that helped me. The girls in the office are very nice. The office is clean and to make appointments they always work around you. Dr. Brucato is great.
– Connie F.


Very happy to have found Dr. Brucato. I was suffering from foot pain from a stress fracture. She was professional and caring it was like talking to a friend. Highly Recommended.

– Erin P.


I’ve rarely had such a smooth experience at a doctor’s office. The entire staff worked like a well-oiled machine, used a lot of technology to diagnose & they gave me a huge amount of info to change my habits when it comes to foot care. I absolutely recommend paying them a visit!

– Steve T.


In May of 2019, I went to the emergency room at Hackensack Hospital after losing two and a half toes in an accident. Dr. Brucato did surgery to repair my foot and was with me all the way through recovery. I can now walk, run, and do all the activities. I did it before the accident. Dr. Brucato and her excellent staff were incredible during the entire time.

– James L.


My experience with Brucato Foot and Ankle surgery was the best care I could have asked for when my injury happened in March I went to two doctors before Brucato Foot and Ankle. When we went to Dr. Brucato she gave me an answer immediately and gave me the best care possible.

– Emma C.


I was having pain in my right foot when walking and Dr. Brucato was able to identify the problem as well as help find a remedy. I ordered orthotics and have been using them and I feel so much better. No pain when walking, which is incredible considering how much walking I do daily. Everyone at Brucato Foot & Ankle Surgery was so helpful & friendly & I had a great experience THANK YOU!

– Joelle F.


I play soccer so I came with an ingrown toenail. It was very painful. Dr. Brucato took a look at my toe, numbed it (pinched a little, but did not hurt) then took the piece of toenail out. I was good as new and I played a full soccer game that same day! Dr. Brucato is the BEST! We followed her to Clifton and will continue to do so!

– Natalie W.


Came in with very serious heel pain and after the first visit, I was feeling better! The inserts and physical therapy helped tremendously. Honestly have not worn the inserts as often as needed but once. I stopped feeling pain, I knew that everything helped. Orthodics are so comfortable and everyone was so kind and helpful.

– Denisha C.


I came in with very tight pain in both ankles. I would have trouble walking & running. Dr. Brucato was very thorough in determining the cause of my pain. After receiving my orthotics it was like night and day the relief I felt.

– Patrick C.


This is the best doctor I have ever seen. She is so thorough in her exam. No other doctor took the time to do any tests on me ever for my feet. She did the x-rays on my toes and an ultrasound on my heels. Then she made me orthotics. The staff along with Dr. Brucato are wonderful. You won’t be disappointed here.

– Emily D.


Brucato Foot and Ankle Surgery provided a great service from beginning to end. The receptionist was wonderful and was able to get me in quickly. The doctor and staff were attentive and answered all my questions. The procedure and follow-up were professional and I felt comfortable the entire time.

– Amy G.


I came here after an ER diagnosis of a fractured bone in my foot. I was able to get an appointment right away for which I was grateful. Dr. Brucato did a thorough exam and explained everything clearly to me – including treatment options. The entire staff is always friendly and helpful. It has truly been a pleasure receiving care here!

– Deborah O.


Dr. Brucato and her amazing staff went above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome! This is the one doctor’s office that I actually enjoy coming to!!

– Marty C.


I had really severe foot pain from Plantar Fascitis. Which I had for multiple years. Dr. Brucato helped a lot and I received therapy and orthotics and cortisone injections, none of which worked. Finally, it was decided to perform surgery on both feet. Dr. Brucato performed both surgeries and she did an amazing job. Now both of my feet feel 100% better.
– Eric C.


I came to Brucato Office because I needed to find an immediate podiatrist who can help me with my foot pain and accommodate me with my late work hours. This office has great hours! Thank you. Doctor was very friendly and helpful. She didn’t say a word about that funky smell after taking off my socks. She and her staff are very welcoming and explain each step of treatment without making me feel less. And when I needed further treatment they did not look away. My feet are good as new.

– Juan A.


I’m so thankful to have found Brucato Foot & Ankle! Dr. Brucato & his staff were able to help my plantar fascitis with the most conservative methods possible, which I really expected. The office is super friendly and I always feel comfortable when I’m there. I would recommend Brucato Foot & Ankle to anyone experiencing foot or ankle problems.

– Frocine G.


My experience was very positive I felt relaxed with Dr. Brucato and would recommend to friends & family. My feet already look and feel better. The staff make me feel comfortable and took all the safety precautions because of COVID-19.

– Sofia F.


After suffering from a bunion for several years and visiting other Foot and Ankle Specialists with no success, Dr. Brucato suggested surgery to insert plates to correct my bunion. I am now healed with no bunion and no pain! Excellent doctor and staff who were both caring and efficient even though the week of the pandemic! Highly Recommend!

– Barbara B.


The experience I had with Brucato Foot and Ankle Surgery was great. They tended to my removed toenail better than I ever imagined. I was surprised at how fast it heals. That’s all thanks to them of course for telling me hot to care for the wound.

– Michael P.


Since day one, Dr. Brucato and staff have made me feel comfortable & welcomed. More importantly, 2 months post-op and this guy is back & BETTER than ever! It has been such a pleasure to have been treated by this office. 10/10 experience!

– Ryan R.


My friend Jen recommended Dr. Brucato & it was a perfect fit. She is easy going, knowledgeable, and very talented in her field of foot and ankle. She exceptionally took care of an ulcer on my foot that I obtained from a burn and taught me a few things about my feet. It’s a family-like community among the staff who teach each other daily and I had the opportunity of watching them learn on me, considering I was there every week for 9 weeks driving Tamara bonkers on what color cast I wanted! Being a teacher myself, it was an awesome experience. I will continue therapy with Dr. B on a weekly basis for my neuropathy, and continue to watch this team learn and grow in this specialized field.

– Joanna D.


After about 6 months of nagging foot pain, I decided to visit Dr. Brucato’s office in Clifton, NJ. Walked into a clean reception area with friendly staff and waited about 3-4 minutes before being taken into the exam room. Dr. Brucato came in just a few minutes after my paperwork was done. She was very thorough, high smile and really relaxing to be examed by. After a couple of x-rays, I received cortisone shots & my foot was bandaged. A week later I’m back for my follow-up still pain-free!
– Janet A.


I have been extremely satisfied with the services that I’ve received from Dr. Brucato and the staff.

I was experiencing pain and discomfort in my feet to the point that I could not take my daily walks. After receiving treatments and therapy. I can resume my walks without discomfort. The staff was helpful, professional, courteous, and accommodating. I am grateful for their services and definitely recommend them.

– Samia S.


Had a great experience. Would recommend it to anyone! Great staff that is super friendly.

– John S.


When I first came I was in a lot of pain. Every time I came it got better little by little and today it is all better except for a little pain after sitting and then standing up. Thank you so much I really appreciate all the work you have done to help me.

– Teresa S.


Meeting Dr. Brucato at the 2019 NJEA Convention was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I participate in the annual Boardwalk Run and the idea of a complimentary foot massage was right on time. During my massage and consult I was able to discuss long-term foot issues which I was able to follow up and eventually have corrected through the most seamless foo surgery. I’ve recovered in a matter of weeks and ready t hit the boardwalk again. Thanks to Dr. Brucato & her amazing, caring, staff.
– Amy A.


It has been a good experience with Dr. Parikh and his entire staff they were welcoming and kind. I would recommend them to anyone.

– Harriet R.


I have never had greater care and kindness from a Doctor and his assistant. They made me feel like I was part of their family.

Thank you, thank you.

– Anonymous 10/29/20


Before visiting, I had a lot of trouble walking and wasn’t sure what the problem was. Then once I came to see Dr. Parikh, he identified the problem immediately and gave me inserts to help me walk better. After following his directions, I was able to walk better than I have in a long time and get breakfast with my family.

LG 10/08/20


Dear Dr. Brucato,

This is so late in coming but wanted to thank you so much for the care you gave to me when I injured my heel in June. If you recall, I came in and could hardly walk as I could put no pressure on my foot and was in a panic as my daughter was getting married 16 days later. You were very calm as you examined and did both an ultrasound and an x-ray. While the heel was not broken it was badly bruised. You immobilized the foot in a soft cast and said to keep off the foot and come back in 5 days. When I returned you next put me in a boot with good advice to keep off it! I next saw you the day before I was leaving for Chicago for the wedding. The foot was tremendously better and could bear weight by then. You gave me a smaller brace and told me to wear it faithfully throughout the day. Sure enough, I could fit my foot with the brace into my shoes and was in no pain. The wedding was a huge success and I was in no pain and actually dancing. Your aggressive, but non-invasive, non-RX treatment made it possible for me to enjoy the wedding and even dance. I will be forever grateful!! Thank you so much!

– CAROL EISEMAN – ORADELL, NEW JERSEY


Speaking as the wife of a patient, I can truthfully say that Dr. MaryEllen Brucato saved my husbands life. I brought him into the emergency room of Hackensack Medical Center because he could mildly be described as ‘not himself’, not totally aware of where he was or why. To make a long story short, he had an infected toe (a complication of his diabetes) which he had been treating himself. He was septic, the toe necrotic, and it needed to come off immediately. Dr. Brucato was the podiatrist on call and thank God she was. Thanks to her skill she removed the toe and all the gangrenous tissue involved. Because she was able to remove the infected area, she saved him from spending an additional 6 weeks on IV antibiotics at home after his week-long admission. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Ken and I are eternally grateful for Dr. Brucato!

Our experience at NJ foot and ankle center can only be described as a pleasure. The staff is very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable and professional. We plan to continue to receive our future foot and ankle needs at the NJ Foot and Ankle Center.

– Gail D.


“I became a patient of Dr. Brucato after taking a fall off a ladder, I ended up fracturing my ankle and had to have surgery to have two pins put in. Dr. Brucato is beyond amazing, besides being informative and professional, she has the most wonderful bedside manner and personality. I also can’t say enough about the practice as a whole. The entire staff is fantastic. They are really personable, timely, and all-around a pleasure to deal with. I can’t say enough about my experience at the NJ Foot and Ankle Center, They are a top-notch practice!”

– Glen Fernandez 3/12/2016


“I have been a patient of Dr. Brucato for several years. I had a few minor foot issues which were successfully treated. I then began having trouble with my Achilles tendon last summer. She tried many different treatments but finally suggested surgery to repair the tendon as a treatment plan. I had the surgery in January of 2016 and have been recovering since then. I am an elementary school teacher on my feet a lot so it was important to heal properly to get back on my feet. I am happy to report my foot feels great 12 weeks after surgery. Dr. Brucato and staff were with me every step of my recovery. She took the time to listen and answer all my questions all from pre-surgery to my recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Brucato with any type of foot issue! Thanks!!!”

– Mary Bigley 3/9/2016


“When I first visited Dr. Brucato’s office, I was walking tenderly on my left foot with my nail on my second toe causing more pain than I thought possible. It was impeding my Zumba and strength training and sensitivity beyond belief. After one quick visit, Dr. Brucato, whose bedside manner was as impressive as her technical prowess, numbed me without much pain, explained the procedure, and cured me. The toe looks great and I am healed! Fantastic service and professional attitude in this office.”

– C.P. 2015


“I cannot even explain how grateful I am to Dr. Brucato for helping me get back on my feet! Before having bunion surgery, I was very unhappy because I could not easily do my everyday activities. I was in a lot of pain and I did not think I could fix my problem easily. Luckily, I was able to put myself in great hands here at NJ Foot and Ankle Center! Now, I am much happier and honestly amazed because it feels and looks as if I never struggled with bunions!”

– Kelly Garcia 7/2/2015


“If I may quote Charles Dickens – ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’. Initially, I suffered the worst of times, literally, in my entire life. I got a bad infection in my left foot and had to have my great toe amputated. This was of course, personally quite devastating, and yet, It was my great good fortune to have Dr. Mary Ellen Brucato as my podiatrist. At every step over a months-long process, she treated me with utmost professional competence, thoughtfulness, and unfeigned compassion. Today I will be walking normally out of the clinic, having ‘graduated’ in Dr. Brucato’s words. I am eternally and profoundly grateful to Dr. Brucato”

– George Singiovanni 04/02/2015


“I was very nervous when I first came in. I had been sliding on a wood floor in my socks and I got a huge splinter caught in my foot. I had to have E.R. surgery to have it removed. Dr. Brucato was awesome! She made me feel better. She was very kind. Thank You!”

– Max Scalera 1/9/2016