About Ideal Foot & Ankle Group

Conveniently Located to Serve You Better

At Ideal Foot & Ankle Group, we know that walking long distances or traveling to remote locations is not what you want to do when you have pain in your feet or ankles. We have two conveniently located offices in Queens and in Long Island, New York, to ensure that you can receive excellent treatment close to home. Our podiatrists and medical team will work with you to make sure that your visit to our office is as convenient and painless as possible. We are committed to the highest standards of excellence in the field of podiatry.

The Services We Offer

The podiatric experts at Ideal Foot & Ankle Group can provide you with a wide array of treatment options that can address your foot and ankle issues quickly and effectively. Some of the most commonly requested services we offer include the following:

  • Solutions for heel and ankle pain that may be caused by Achilles tendinitis or other injuries or conditions
  • Prompt help for ingrown toenails and toenail fungus
  • Customized orthotics to support the healing process or to cushion your feet and ankles against impacts when running, walking or carrying out your daily activities
  • Targeted treatments for sports injuries to help you get back to your regular activities more quickly
  • Bunion treatments and solutions for hammertoes
  • Advanced options for addressing plantar fasciitis and bone spurs
  • Technologically advanced treatments that include EPAT shockwave treatments
  • Specialized regenerative medicine options, including amniotic and platelet-rich plasma injections, that can help you to heal much more quickly

At every phase of your treatment, we will work with you to determine the best and most practical way to relieve pain and to restore mobility for you. Our team will deliver the right solutions for all your podiatric treatment requirements.

The Right Solutions for You

At Ideal Foot & Ankle Group, we use the latest techniques to diagnose your problem accurately. This is absolutely essential to ensure that you receive the correct treatment for your podiatric condition and to promote the fastest healing. Our skilled and knowledgeable team will keep you informed about your condition, your prognosis and your treatment regimen throughout your care with our office. This can help you to feel much more confident in dealing with your foot and ankle pain and taking the first steps toward resolving your issues in the right way.

Ideal Foot & Ankle Group aims to create a professional environment where the committed staff can serve patients to the best of their abilities.

The practice’s clinicians are experts in their fields and will provide you with comprehensive exams and diagnostic analysis in order to prescribe innovative treatments for your condition.

From sports injuries to fungal infections, general pain, and skin infections, Ideal Foot & Ankle Group can help with a timely diagnosis and an early intervention in order to treat your condition and prevent further complications. Your podiatric health is their top priority. 

Comprehensive and Compassionate Care

If you are suffering from pain because of injuries or chronic conditions, the friendly and knowledgeable podiatric team at Ideal Foot & Ankle Group will work with you to determine the best approach to relieving your pain and ensuring that you can stay mobile and active. We are committed to patient comfort and provide a calming and comfortable office environment to help you feel at ease. Our podiatrists will work with you to determine the cause of your pain and to provide you with the most practical and effective solutions for all your current and future podiatric needs.

If you are looking for the best and most comprehensive podiatric care in Queens or Long Island, Ideal Foot & Ankle Group will provide you with the right solutions for your physical issues. Give us a call today at 718-626-3338 to schedule your first appointment with our team and to begin your own journey toward healthier feet and greater mobility in the Queens or Long Island area. We look forward to the chance to provide excellent care for you. 

Insurances Accepted

For any coverage-related questions, please contact our office.

Meet Your Providers

Albert Samandarov, DPM

Albert Samandarov, DPM, is a highly regarded and patient-focused podiatrist serving the men and women of Queens from Ideal Foot & Ankle Group’s practice in Astoria, New York.

Dr. Samandarov attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and was awarded the distinction of being one of the top graduates of his year. He completed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Hospital, formerly New York Methodist Hospital, where his standout work ethic led to him being selected as chief resident.

Mathew Yagudayev, DPM

Mathew Yagudayev, DPM, is a highly skilled foot and ankle surgeon who has advanced training in innovative treatment solutions and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Yagudayev cares for patients in Queens at Ideal Foot & Ankle Group, located in Astoria, New York.

For his undergraduate studies, Dr. Yagudayev attended Queens College, City University of New York in Flushing, where he graduated magna cum laude. He was then accepted into graduate school and earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York City. Dr. Yagudayev graduated as valedictorian of his class.

Jacqueline E. Babayev, DPM

Dr. Jaqueline Babayev is a dedicated foot and ankle specialist who provides her patients with care and individualized treatment plans geared toward their personal goals, activity level and expectations. She is trained in advanced surgical treatments and reconstructive surgery, as well as minimally invasive procedures and arthroscopy. Her interest include treating fractures, sports injuries, arthritis, deformities of the foot and ankle, and diabetic limb salvage.
After completing her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Psychology from St. John’s University, she earned her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York City. She was then selected for residency in the competitive and rigorous four year reconstructive surgical program at New York Presbyterian/Queens, a Level 1 Trauma Center, and its affiliates NYP/Weill Cornell and NYP/Columbia. Her post graduate training included working with plastic surgeons, where she developed techniques for optimal aesthetic surgical results, as well as training in orthopedic trauma, sports medicine, and elective reconstruction of the foot and ankle. Dr. Babayev also completed multiple advanced surgical courses including those in internal and external fixation of the foot and ankle, arthroscopic surgery, and deformity correction of the lower extremity. She was appointed Chief resident in her fourth year. Dr. Babayev is a faculty member in the Department of Surgery at her alma mater, the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where she trains residents and students in surgery, and in the affiliated hospitals and clinics. She is an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, is board qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and is a member of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association. She participates in continuing medical education and training courses, volunteers as medical staff at various marathons and triathlons, and has organized blood drives in her community. Outside of medicine, she is a classically trained pianist, and enjoys skiing, biking and the outdoors with her family.

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Ideal Foot & Ankle Group is accepting new patients today. We’re happy to service you as your neighborhood
podiatrist and help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

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