J. Benjamin Buren, DPM, FACFAS

Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • Fairview

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • Fairview Lakes Medical Center

Care Philosophy

As a foot and ankle specialist, my time is divided between surgical and non-surgical patients. I find myself in a position to educate my patients about the best possible treatment options and to exhaust all conservative options prior to considering surgery. I enjoy utilizing time-tested treatments as well as the latest technology to return my patients to their activities as quickly as possible.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Achilles tendon pain, lumps and rupture
  • Athletic injuries
  • Broken bones in the ankle and foot
  • Care for diabetic patients including prevention of infections and wounds
  • Ingrown nails
  • Other ankle problems including tendonitis, arthritis, recurrent sprains, pain, weakness and instability
  • Other foot problems including bunions, hammer toes, high arches, flatfeet, bone spurs and lumps
  • Plantar fasciitis and heel pain
  • Puncture wounds

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Des Moines Univeristy - College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery


  • Yale New Haven Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Podiatry (Foot Surgery
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery)