Pain free living

We specialize in the most advanced foot procedures available to treat and potentially eliminate the pain associated with many foot and ankle conditions. Among these procedures is the minimally invasive NueStep, available exclusively at Northstar Healthcare, which may allow you a shorter recovery and earlier return to daily activities.
If you are tired of foot and ankle pain hindering your ability to live life your way, contact one of our specialists today to see if you are a candidate for our cutting-edge treatments.

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Northstar welcomes Dr. Buitrago

Dr. Maria Buitrago

Dr. Maria Buitrago received her BS from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL, and her MS degree from Barry University in Miami, FL, where she also received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. While at Barry, she was on the Dean’s list and was a recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Dr. Buitrago completed a three year foot and ankle residency program at the Houston Podiatric Foundation in Houston, TX, in addition to her training in microvascular surgery at The Microsurgical Training Center, Plastic Surgery Service at Christus St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, TX. She has also received special training in the endoscopic plantar fasciotomy, the endoscopic decompression of intermetatarsal nerve, and diabetic nerve decompressions and is a surgical attending for the Christus St. Joseph Surgical Residency Program in Houston, TX. Dr. Buitrago is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

In her spare time, she is very active in the community and state, currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Texas Podiatric Medical Association and the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons in representation of Houston. Dr. Buitrago is also chair of the Public Relations Committee and sits on the Continuing Medical Education (CME) committee. She volunteers locally at the San Jose Clinic and Healthcare for the Homeless Shelter in downtown Houston and is active in yearly medical missions.. Dr. Buitrago was featured locally on “Great Day Houston,” the Debra Duncan morning show, and nationally on the Spanish television program, “Primer lmpacto” on Univision. Dr. Buitrago is an avid runner who enjoys running marathons and is now chief of the Podiatric section for the Chevron Houston Marathon. She is an accomplished podiatric surgeon, who is dedicated to bringing her patients the most advanced techniques in a gentle, caring manner.