Podiatry at Aestique Surgical Center in Greensburg, PA, is a specialized medical service dedicated to treating and preventing diseases and disorders of the feet, ankles, and lower extremities. Our skilled podiatrists are equipped to handle a variety of foot and ankle issues, from simple to complex. Whether you are suffering from bunions, ankle pain, or more advanced conditions like plantar fasciitis, our team is here to provide effective, personalized care.

Typically, the time frame for seeing results varies according to the severity of the condition. However, many patients report relief and improvement after just one visit. With consistent follow-up and care, results can last long-term, ensuring your feet remain healthy and pain-free. Don’t let foot pain hold you back; schedule your appointment at Aestique Surgical Center today.

Our Services

Tenotomy, percutaneous, Achilles tendon

The physician performs percutaneous tenotomy of the Achilles tendon by injecting a local anesthetic, making an incision with a tenotome, and applying pressure for 5 minutes. The ankle and knee are then dressed and put in a long leg cast.

Resection, condyle(s), distal end of phalanx, each toe

The physician amputates the toe by resecting through the bone or disarticulating the head of the toe. “Fish-mouth” skin flaps are fashioned and approximated with sutures. A power saw may be used to transect the proximal phalanx. A drain may be used and a compression dressing is applied.


The physician treats a bunion of the foot with an osteotomy, a cut in the first metatarsal bone. The bony eminence, or bunion, is removed from the first metatarsal head. The physician cuts through the bone, performing the desired osteotomy. Fixation devices may hold the bone fragments in position. The wound is closed in layers after thorough irrigation.


A procedure to correct the poor alignment of the big toe involves making a dorsomedial incision and removing a portion of the metatarsal bone. Wires are used to reattach the bone in its corrected alignment and the incision is closed with sutures. Weight-bearing is protected for several weeks.

Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy

The physician performs a minimally invasive procedure called plantar fasciotomy to release the plantar fascia in the foot using an endoscope. Small incisions are made for the endoscope, followed by one or more transverse divisions of the plantar fascia. Finally, the wound is closed with sutures.


Anyone experiencing pain, discomfort, or any abnormalities in their feet, ankles, or lower extremities can benefit from a visit to our podiatrist.
While some patients experience relief after just one session, the duration for visible results can vary from condition to condition.
With proper follow-up care and adherence to recommendations, results can be long-lasting. Some conditions may require ongoing management.
Downtime and side effects depend on the specific treatment provided. While some treatments have minimal to no downtime, others may require a brief recovery period.
It’s essential to follow the pre-treatment and post-treatment instructions provided by our podiatrists to ensure the best outcomes and minimize any potential side effects.
You can expect a thorough examination, discussion of your concerns, and a tailored treatment plan. Our podiatrists ensure that you are comfortable and well-informed throughout the process.

Our Podiatry Specialists

Dr. Shawn Echard

Dr. Shawn Echard is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Podiatry and is the owner of Laurel Podiatry Associates, LLC. He specializes in a variety of treatments for the feet, toes and ankles, with special emphasis on diabetic foot care and limb salvage.

He received his undergraduate degree from Washington & Jefferson College and his degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1994.

Dr. Echard obtained his degree and performed his residency at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital.

In 1996, Dr. Echard began his private practice with offices now in Greensburg, Somerset and Mt. Pleasant. He is a member of the American Podiatric Association and the Pennsylvania Podiatric Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and of the American Professional Wound Care Association. He is also on the speaker’s bureau for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and performs utilization reviews for several carriers.


Todd Cindric, DPM, FACFAS – Podiatry

Todd Cindric, DPM, FACFAS – Podiatry Dr. Todd Cindric is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Podiatry. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and his degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2001. He performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident from 2003-2004. Dr. Cindric has assisted and performed over 1000 advanced surgical procedures in various specialties including orthopedic, vascular, general, and plastic surgery.  He is a member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association. He is in practice with his wife, Dr. Cherrie Cindric at their office, Westmoreland Foot & Ankle Care LLC with locations in both Greensburg and Irwin.


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