Avanguard Surgery Center



Avanguard Surgery Center
Excellence in Outpatient Healthcare
5620 Wilbur Ave. Suite 207
Tarzana, CA 91356-1351
Tel: (818) 344-0070 | Fax: (818) 344-0079



Vladimir Zeetser, D.P.M.


Surgery Specialties

Vladimir Zeetser

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Dr. Vladimir Zeetser is a podiatric physician and surgeon specializing in the treatment of all aspects of foot and ankle disorders. He has been at the forefront of adopting the latest techniques and technology available for correction of deformities and improvement of function. Having comprehensive knowledge and experience in the decades of time tested podiatric procedures, he continues to further refine and modify these techniques to achieve enhanced outcomes for his patients with shorter recovery times, minimal to no pain and aesthetic appearance. He believes that the final cosmetic result of the foot is just as important as the structural correction.

Dr. Zeetser attended the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) were he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He started his attendance at UCLA as a Regents’ Scholar under scholarship. During this time, he spent several years volunteering at the Venice Family Clinic in Venice, California, one of the most prestigious free clinics in the country. There, he participated in clinical work with multiple medical specialties and provided translation services. It was there that he developed an interest in podiatric medicine. He pursued his podiatric medical education at the California College of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM) in San Francisco, which was closely affiliated with UCSF Medical School. He maintained a scholarship during his entire 4 years of study at this institution, as well as received numerous additional scholarships, merit based grants and awards. Dr. Zeetser spent his 4th year of podiatric medical education in Los Angeles, dividing his time between the Wadsworth Veterans Hospital in Westwood, California and Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, California where he completed his clinical rotations. After receiving his degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) from CCPM and graduating with highest honors, he applied and was accepted to his top choice surgical residency program at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He completed this program with 2 years of advanced surgical training in comprehensive foot and ankle surgery and also earned a 2 year certificate in lower extremity wound management and limb salvage. During this time, he also gained extensive knowledge in foot and ankle trauma surgery, sports medicine, diabetic foot management and biomechanics.

Following successful completion of this advanced surgical and wound care training program, he continued to act as an attending faculty surgeon to the residency program during the remainder of its existence. He chose to remain in the San Fernando Valley and establish his practice in Encino, California where treats some of the most medically challenged foot and ankle problems. He has become well known in the community for outstanding results in podiatric surgery and unparalleled success rates in diabetic wound management and limb preservation, where he utilizes the most modern and state of the art techniques to achieve the fastest possible healing times. He previously served as the exclusive wound care specialist consulted by the Providence Holy Cross Hospital Subacute Unit in Mission Hills, California.

He currently maintains hospital privileges at Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He performs the majority of his elective procedures at multiple specialized outpatient surgical centers throughout the area.

To stay at the cutting edge of his specialty, Dr. Zeetser maintains active membership and affiliations in nationally recognized surgical societies including the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) and the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). He is also a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and has become one of a small number of physicians to have achieved the status of Physician Certified in Wound Care by the Council of Medical Education and Testing, allowing him to become a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA).

While developing a successful practice, he began to focus his attention to political endeavors. After serving for 2 years as Vice-president of the San Fernando Valley district of the Los Angeles Podiatric Medical Society - the largest society of the California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA), he then served as Secretary and Treasurer of this organization. He currently serves as President-elect.

Dr. Zeetser does not rely on extensive advertising or marketing. Instead, he derives the majority of his practice from physician and patient referrals. He is always open to new patients and provides flexible scheduling with personalized attention.

Everyone deserves to have beautiful and pain-free feet. Contact Dr. Zeetser’s office to make an appointment for your private consultation today.