Dr. Richard Jacoby is one of the country’s leading peripheral nerve surgeons. He practices in Scottsdale, Arizona, and has won the Phoenix Magazine Top Docs Award four times in the past decade. He specializes in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy, which is progressive damage to the nerves that often results from diabetes. He has treated thousands of patients with the condition over the years, and has successfully treated many patients who would have otherwisehad to have an amputation. Dr. Jacoby is one of the co-founders of the Scottsdale Healthcare Wound Management Center and is the past president of the Arizona Podiatry Association and the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a member of the American Podiatry Association, the Arizona Podiatry Association, and the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons . His research includes collaborations with Dr. Lee Dellon, a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University and Dr. John Cooke, a leading vascular biologist at Stanford University. In 1981, he was commissioned by Dr. Luke Chu, then Surgeon General of Taiwan, to investigate the country’s rising incidence of diabetes. He was trained personally by Dr. Lee Dellon in the Dellon procedure and has performed more than 2,500 successful decompression procedures.