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Nirain A. D’Souza, M.D.


Dr. Nirain D’Souza specializes in the advanced care of foot and ankle issues and has been in practice since 2003.

As the only orthopedic surgeon in the tri-county region who performs total ankle replacements, Dr. D’Souza offers services that are exclusive to Midwest Orthopaedic Center. Additionally, he has a special interest in ankle arthroscopy and its use for cartilage reconstruction. Through his experience and training, Dr. D’Souza knows how to best customize treatment options for his patients. As such, he tailors care plans to the unique requirements of a variety of conditions, including ligament tears, collapsed arches and achilles injuiries.

In addition to his busy surgical practice he uses a range of biologically based treatments that do not involve surgery. Examples include platelet-based injections for arthritis, ligament tears and tendonitis. These simple office-based injections provide patients with relief and help them avoid surgery.

Outside of his work with patients throughout the area, Dr. D’Souza is a nationally certified instructor for high performance drivers. He’s also a racecar driver in his own right, speeding around Formula 1 and IMSA-sanctioned tracks across the country.

Medical School: Chicago Medical School

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Medicine & Dentistry New Jersey Medical School

Fellowship: Foot & Ankle Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

Certification: Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. D’Souza was the first surgeon to perform the following procedures in Peoria:

  • Total ankle arthroplasty, 2005
  • Ilizarov™ foot deformity correction, 2003
  • Ankle articular cartilage transplant, 2005
  • Arthroscopic articular cartilage restoration, 2010
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Meet Our Patients

Stephanie Midwest Orthopaedic Patient
At Midwest Orthopaedic Center, they're awesome. They're full service. And Dr. D'Souza is very personable and very straightforward. After my ankle replacement surgery, I can walk, I can go places, I can do things again.

Stephanie McCarthy

A foot & ankle patient who loves to work out –– from Peoria, IL.

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