Dr. Michael Clain

Michael R. Clain, MD

Michael Clain, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. After graduating from Brown University in Providence, RI, he earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in NY. He did his internship in general surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, followed by a residency in orthopedic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY. Additionally, Dr. Clain completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas.

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Dr. Clain and his team are great. He explains everything clearly and spends all the time needed to answer any questions or concerns. He’s a master stitcher. My scar looks so much better than friends with the same op from other docs. (5 Star Review on Healthgrades)

I have had very good experience with Dr Clain on foot surgery. He worked on my right foot. The foot is perfect to me. I just completed surgery on my left foot with him. The team is attentive. Pain control is good- my block lasted. We are hoping for a similar fine result on this left foot as we have on the right. Fingers crossed. I have great trust in Dr Clain. (5 Star Review on Google by W.S.)

I have been a patient since 2004 with Dr. Clain. He has done amazing things with my ankle. I don’t think I would be walking today if it wast not for his expert surgery procedures. Thank you Dr. Clain. (5 Star Review on Google from J.I.)

I would definitely recommend Dr Clain, he was more than patient with my years of indecision about my surgery and was compassionate and comprehensive with the best of care once I did decide to have the surgery. I always felt like I was in the best hands I could be under his care. (5 Star review on Healthgrades from M.R. in Port Chester)

Dr. Clain was recommended to me by several very satisfied patients. He treated me for a recurring cyst on my foot. While It didn’t look like much, it was painful. He patiently answered my questions and responded to my concerns. After surgery and a few days of recovery, I was pain free and up and walking. I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. (5 Star review on Healthgrades from C. in Norwalk, CT)

After a year of frustration over problems with a foot and ankle, Dr. Clain swiftly and competently diagnosed the problem and recommended a surgical correction. Normally I would be very skeptical about needing surgery but Dr. Clain convinced my wife and I it was the proper course; he was completely right. He pledged I would walk comfortably and without the aid of any brace or cane within five months of the surgery for a trip across Italy – mission accomplished. His staff is awesome too. 5 stars!!  (5 Star review on Healthgrades from T.V. in Danbury, CT)

I recently had bunion/hammer toe surgery with Dr. Clain. My experience from the initial consultation to several months post op has been excellent. Dr. Clain is caring, kind and top of the line at what he does. The nurses, front desk help and physical therapy at ONS have been awesome as well. I really appreciate the very good care I have had with Dr. Clain and ONS. (5 star review on Google from Margot W.)

Unbelievable, helped with everything, great surgery. (5 star review on Google from B.S.)

Dr. Clain performed bilateral bunionectomy surgery for me this year and I couldn’t be happier with the care he provided. His surgical skills are known to be outstanding, and they are matched by his compassion and attentiveness. I highly recommend him to anyone who is suffering from foot problems. (5 star review on Heathgrades from a patient in Ludlow, VT)

Dr. Clain performed bilateral bunionectomy surgery for me this year and I couldn’t be happier with the care he provided. His surgical skills are known to be outstanding, and they are matched by his compassion and attentiveness. I highly recommend him to anyone who is suffering from foot problems. (Five Star review on Healthgrades from Ludlow, VT)

Dr. Clain is the best doctor to treat foot problems in Fairfield County, CT. He is a true professional, and also a very nice person. I recommend him highly. (5 Star review on Healthgrades by a patient from New Canaan, CT)

I broke my ankle in Maine, and wouldn’t have anyone else do the surgery necessary to fix it, so I chose to drive all the way down with my leg in a cast. Dr. Clain is capable, competent and a great surgeon. (comment from Health Grades)

Dr. Clain performed extensive surgery on both of my feet in November and December of 2014. Both operations went extremely well and have made a remarkable difference in my life. The recovery time was much less than expected and while it has taken some time to get flexibility back, I am hugely grateful for his expertise, kindness and the support of his staff. I would recommend them to anyone. He is a genius! (comment from RateMD) 

Always a pleasure. Dr. Clain and his staff are excellent. The new Stamford facility and staff are fantastic! I will continue to recommend ONS. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Clain is a true gem at ONS. He is an excellent surgeon, listens with true care for his patients, and will go out of his way to make you feel comfortable and respond to your concerns. He is one of the best doctors I have ever worked with. (Patient Survey)

I am very grateful to have had Dr. Clain fix the toes on my foot. (Patient Survey)

Dear Dr. Clain – I don’t have the words to properly express my deep gratitude to you and your team. It’s not just the expertise and professionalism of “fixing” my ankle, or the mechanics of surgery – which was amazing by the way …it’s much more …the character of your person emanates the entire approach to care you and your team provide. Your leadership clearly directs your team which illustrate patience, comfort and great expertise. So thank you for all the big and little things you do to heal so many of us. You are deeply admired and appreciated. (L.D.)

Dr. Clain– I am thrilled with my new feet! Your patience and time you gave to me through both surgeries helped to make it all that much easier and manageable. I am grateful and off to buy some new shoes!! (M.M.)

Dr. Clain-I want to thank you for taking such good care of me for my ankle surgery. It went much smoother than I expected and I know that’s in large part because of your care. From the moment I first consulted you, you were attentive and gracious. I appreciate your patience with all of my questions. You are remarkable in your ability to listen which I know is not easy in todays medical climate. I liked how you included me in looking at the x-rays and MRI before surgery and then the videos inside my ankle were fascinating. It was so helpful to have a visual of what you did. I am so grateful for the many ways you took care of me. I am so happy to be recovering and progressing. You are a most excellent doctor! (B.K.)

Dr. Clain-Thank you so much for sending me the hardware that was in my foot! It is sad to think that I won’t have to see you anymore to assist with my endless amount of foot problems! Thank you for everything you have done! (H.H.)

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Dr. Yakavonis, foot and ankle specialist

Mark Yakavonis, MD, MMS

Mark Yakavonis, MD, MMS, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle conditions.  His expertise includes sports injuries to the foot and ankle, foot and ankle fractures, syndesmotic and cartilage injuries, Achilles tendon injuries and tendinitis, foot and ankle arthritis, and minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgical techniques.  Dr. Yakavonis is experienced in ankle joint replacement surgery and neuromuscular disease.

Dr. Yakavonis graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Bowdoin College and earned a Master degree in Medical Science at Boston University.  He completed his doctorate in medicine at New York Medical College, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Further, Dr. Yakavonis completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Boston University Medical Center. While there, he received the Resident Research Award for his research into a novel operative technique for reducing ankle syndesmosis (high ankle sprain).  He then completed fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at the Harvard – Massachusetts General Hospital program.  During fellowship, Dr. Yakavonis was awarded a national research grant from the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Yakavonis has published several peer reviewed scientific papers and is co-authoring a book chapter on foot and ankle conditions.  He has presented his work at regional and national scientific meetings, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, and the New England Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Yakavonis was named an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association.

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