Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Dr. Nicholas J. Bevilacqua is a board certified, fellowship-trained, foot and ankle surgeon.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University and then graduated Magna Cum Laude from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his internship and surgical residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers in New York.

 

Subsequently, he went on to complete an additional year of fellowship training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and limb salvage at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Il. This advanced fellowship focused on conservative and surgical treatment of diabetic conditions affecting the lower extremity including Charcot foot and ankle reconstruction.

Dr. Bevilacqua also completed a fellowship at the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics in Kurgan, Russia. This advanced training focused on the Ilizarov technique for correction of acute trauma and complex foot and ankle deformities.

Dr. Bevilacqua is board certified in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.  He is trained and certified in Total Ankle Replacement surgery and is one of a few surgeons in Bergen County actively performing the surgery.  Recently, he was again selected as Bergen County's Top Doctors for 2019 by Bergen Magazine.  

He has written extensively on the subject of foot and ankle surgery and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has also written many book chapters on the subject.  Dr. Bevilacqua continues to lecture at the state and national levels.  He was a committee member of the Education and Scientific Affairs Committee for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) for 5 years.  ACFAS delivers superior continuing medical education to foot and ankle surgeons in the United States.
  Dr. Bevilacqua is now a member of the Surgical Skills Committee for ACFAS.  This committee is responsible for development, site selection, implementation, and refinement of all surgical skills courses offered by ACFAS.  He is also a member of the Medical Education Committee for Holy Name Hospital and Medical Center.

 

Dr. Bevilacqua lives in Haworth, NJ with his wife and two kids.  He enjoys snowboarding and is an avid cyclist.

Publications

  1. Bevilacqua NJ. “Tarsometatarsal arthrodesis for Lisfranc injuries”, Clin Podiatr Med Surg Vol 34, 2017 pgs. 315–325.

  2. Armstrong DG, Isaac AL, Bevilacqua NJ, Wu SC. “Offloading Foot Wounds in People with Diabetes”, Wounds 26(1):2014 pgs. 340-344.

  3. Greenhagen RM, Johnson AR, Bevilacqua NJ. “Gastrocnemius Recession vs. Tendo-Achilles Lengthening for Equinus Deformity”, Clin Pod Med Surg. Vol 29, Issue 3, 2012 pgs. 413-424.

  4. Bevilacqua NJ. “Treatment of the Neglected Achilles Tendon Rupture”, Clin Pod Med Surg. Vol 29, Issue 2, 2012 pgs. 291-9.  

  5. Bevilacqua NJ, Stapleton JJ. “Advanced Fixation Techniques in Diabetic Foot and Ankle Surgery”, Clin Pod Med Surg Vol 28, Issue 4, 2011 pgs. 661-671.

  6. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ. “Human Digit Partially Consumed by a Canine During Sleep in a Patient with Neuropathy and Diabetes”, J of Am Podiatr Med Assoc Vol 101, No 3, May/June 2011 pgs. 275-6.

  7. Frykberg RJ, Bevilacqua NJ, Habershaw G. “Surgical Offloading of the Diabetic Foot”, J of Am Podiatr Med Assoc Vol 100, No 5, Sept/Oct 2010 pgs. 369-384.

  8. Frykberg RJ, Bevilacqua NJ, Habershaw G. “Surgical Offloading of the Diabetic Foot”, J Vasc Surg, Vol 52, September 2010 pgs. 44S-58S.

  9. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ, Armstrong DG, Andros G. “Digital Planimetry Results in More Accurate Wound Measurements; A comparison to Standard Ruler Measurements”, J Diabetes Sci Technol Vol 4, Issue 4, July 2010 pgs. 799-802.

  10. Greenhagen RM, Wipf SA, Johnson AR, Nelson PJ, Bevilacqua NJ. “Immediate Ambulation after a First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Fusion using a Locking Plate: Technique and Case Reports”, The Foot and Ankle Online Journal 3 (4): 2, 2010

  11. Greenhagen RM, Johnson AR, Bevilacqua NJ. “Smoking Cessation; The Role of the Foot and Ankle Surgeon”, Foot Ankle Spec 2010 3: 21-28

  12. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ. “Organized Programs Reduce Lower Extremity Amputations”, J of Am Podiatr Med Assoc Vol 100, No 2, March/April 2010 pgs. 101-104.

  13. Greenhagen RM, Johnson AR, Peterson M, Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ. “Gastrocnemius Recession as an Alternative to TendoAchilles Lengthening for Relief of Forefoot Pressure in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy: A Case Report and Description of a Technical Modification”, J Foot Ankle Surg Vol 49, No 2, March 2010 pgs. e9-13.

  14. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ, Malik RA, Armstrong DG. “Neuropathy in diabetes; Not a knee-jerk diagnosis”, J of Am Podiatr Med Assoc Vol 98, No 4, July/August 2008 pgs. 322-25.

  15. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ. “Imaging the Charcot Foot”, Clin Pod Med Surg 25 (2) 2008 pgs. 263-74.

  16. Bevilacqua NJ, Rogers LC, Armstrong DG. “Diabetic Foot Surgery; Classifying patients to predict complications”, Diabetes Metab Res Rev, Vol 24, Issue S1 2008 pgs. S81-S83.

  17. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ, DellaCorte MP, Armstrong DG. “Charcot neuroarthropathy in a patient with HIV-associated neuropathy”, J Am Podiatr Med Assoc Vol 98, No 2, March/April 2008 pgs. 153-5.

  18. Bevilacqua NJ, Dankert JP, Rogers LC, Armstrong DG. “A Technique to Protect External Fixation Devices”, J Foot Ankle Surg Vol 47, No 2, March/April 2008 pgs. 172-4.

  19. Bevilacqua NJ, Rogers LC, Wrobel JS, Shechter DZ. “Restoration and Preservation of First Metatarsal length Using the Distraction Scarf Osteotomy” J Foot Ankle Surg Vol 47, No 2, March/April 2008 pgs. 96-102.

  20. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ, Armstrong DG. “The use of marrow-derived stem cells to accelerate healing in chronic wounds”, IWJ, 5 (1) March 2008 pgs. 20-5.

  21. Wipf SA, Greenhagen RM, Mandi DM, Bevilacqua NJ, Rogers LC. “Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection and Sepsis in the Foot of a Healthy Male with No Portal of Entry” The Foot and Ankle Journal, Vol 1, No. 3(4), 2008.

  22. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ, Francis K, Piccarelli MP. “Use of External Ring Fixation in a Full-thickness Achilles Wound: A Case Report”, The Foot and Ankle Journal, Volume 1, No. 3(4), 2008.

  23. Bevilacqua NJ, Rogers LC. “Surgical Management of Charcot Midfoot Deformities”, Clin Podiatr Med Surg 25 (1) 2008 pgs. 81-94.

  24. Bevilacqua NJ, Rogers LC, DellaCorte MP, Armstrong DG. “The Narrowed Forefoot at 1 year; An Advanced Approach for Wound Closure Following Central Ray Amputations”, Clin Podiatr Med Surg 25 (1) 2008 pgs. 127-133.

  25. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ. “The Diagnosis of Charcot Foot”, Clin Podiatr Med Surg 25 (1) 2008 pgs. 43-51.

  26. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ, Frykberg RG, Armstrong DG. “Predictors of postoperative complications of Ilizarov external ring fixators in the foot and ankle”, J Foot Ankle Surg Vol 46, No 5, 2007 Sept/Oct pgs. 372-5.

  27. Bevilacqua NJ, Rogers LC, Malik RA, Armstrong DG. “Technique of the Sural Nerve Biopsy”, J Foot Ankle Surg. Vol 46, No 2, March/April 2007 pgs. 139-42.

  28. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ, Armstrong DG. “Ertapenem for Diabetic Foot Infections”, Drugs of Today 42(11) 2006 pgs. 695-701.

 

Book Chapters

  1. Armstrong DG, Bevilacqua NJ, Wu SC. “Offloading Foot Wounds in People with Diabetes”, In: Chronic Wound Care: The Essentials. Editor: Krasner DL. HMP Communications, Malvern, PA 2014: pgs. 271-78.

  2. Bevilacqua NJ, Rogers LC, Andros G. “Amputations of the Forefoot”, in Atlas of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. Editors: Chaikof EL and Cambria RP. Saunders, 2014: pags. 610-616.

  3. Bevilacqua NJ, Rogers LC, Armstrong DG. “Pedal Amputations in Diabetes”, in: International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Editor: Saxena A. Springer-Verlag London Limited, 2012: pgs. 299-317.

  4. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ, Armstrong DG. “MRSA in the Diabetic Foot”, in MRSA. Second Edition. Editors: Weigelt JA. New York, NY: Informa Healthcare USA, Inc. 2010.

  5. Bevilacqua NJ, Bowling F, Armstrong DG. “The Natural History of Charcot Neuroarthropathy”, in: The Diabetic Charcot Foot: Principles and Management. Editor: Frykberg RG. Brooklandville, Md.: Data Trace Publishing Company. Pgs 13-29.

  6. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ, Armstrong DG. “Diabetic Foot Risk Assessment”, in Diabetes and Carbohydrate Metabolism. Editors: Goldfine ID and Rushakoff RJ. www.Endotext.com, 2007.

  7. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ, Armstrong DG. “MRSA in the Diabetic Foot”, in MRSA. Editors: Weigelt JA. New York, NY: Informa Healthcare USA, Inc. 2008: pgs. 71-89.

  8. Armstrong DG, Bevilacqua NJ, Wu SC. “Offloading foot wounds in people with diabetes”, In: Chronic Wound Care: A Clinical Source Book for Healthcare Professionals. 4th edition. Editors: Krasner DL, Rodeheaver GT, Sibbald RG. Malvern, Pa: HMP Communications, 2007: pgs. 557– 563.