Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery

We specialize in minimally invasive surgery of the foot, ankle, and toe that are performed in-office without anesthesia, hardware, pins, or screws.

 

 Disclaimer: As with all surgical procedures, individual results and experiences may vary.

THE DIFFERENCE

  • Incision Size 3 to 6 cm
  • Wear Surgical Shoes For 6 to 8 weeks
  • Use Of Expensive Hardware (Screws, Plates, Staples, Implants)
  • Procedure performed under traditional anesthesia
  • Performed in a hospital or surgery center
  • Increased Recovery Time
  • Increased Swelling
  • May Require Strong Pain Medications
  • Incision Size Less than 3 mm
  • Walk the same day
  • Wear Surgical Shoes For 2 weeks
  • No Need To Use Expensive Hardware (Screws, Plates, Staples, Implants)
  • Procedure performed under Local anesthesia
  • Easily Performed in a our office-based surgical suite
  • Decreased Recovery Time
  • DecreasedSwelling
  • No need for Strong Pain Medications

What is Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery?

Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery is a modern approach to fixing foot and ankle problems using the latest surgical technique. It involves using special surgical tools and special imaging to do surgery using small incision less than 3 mm in size. Minimally invasive foot surgery goals is to make recovery process quicker and less painful by causing less damage to surrounding muscles, tendon, soft tissue and stuff around the area.

 

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery Over the traditional open foot surgery:

Minimal or No Scarring

Small incision leads to barely visible scar

Quick Recovery

Smaller incisions lead to less post-operative pain and swelling, allowing patients to walk immediately after surgery with a post-operative shoe for added support.

Ability to return to work and normal activities quickly

Minimal Pain And Swelling

Less tissue trauma means a more comfortable recovery with less pain  and less swelling compared to major surgeries. No opioid or narcotics required

No Orthopedic Hardwares

No Screws. No pins. No plates. No implants. No wires. No staples. Special surgical techniques eliminate the need for hardware, reducing potential discomfort, reducing future complications, and avoids long-term restrictions.

Local Anesthesia

The procedure is performed using local anesthesia, ensuring comfort and avoiding risks associated with general anesthesia.

Completely Done In Office

No need to go to hospital! 

No Casts or Crutches

No Screws. No pins. No plates. No implants. Special surgical techniques eliminate the need for hardware, reducing potential discomfort, reducing future complications, and avoids long-term restrictions.

Local Anesthesia

The procedure is performed using local anesthesia, ensuring comfort and avoiding risks associated with general anesthesia.

Completely Done In Office

No need to go to hospital! 

Some of the foot conditions treated using Minimal Invasive Surgery

  • Bunion deformities
  • Corns or calluses (anywhere on the foot)
  • Bone spurs
  • Hammertoe deformities
  • Metatarsal pain or metatarsalgia (pain along the ball of the foot)
  • Plantar fasciitis or Heel Pain
  • Toe deformities

 

What To Expect When You Come In For Surgery

When you come in for minimally invasive foot surgery, experts will be there to help you along every step of the way. All efforts possible are made to guarantee patient’s comfort and ease throughout the process, along with the placement of an IV and administration of relaxing medication. Once comfortable, patients receive a nerve block to inhibit feeling in the foot, after which the trained surgeon will execute the procedure.

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What To Expect From The Recovery Phase?

The greatest thing about minimally invasive surgery is that it’s relatively low impact. Following the process, a specialized orthopedic shoe will be placed on your foot. When you are ready to go home, your designated companion will come and get you. The foot may be weighed upon, but the swelling may be exacerbated if it is placed on the ground; keeping it as high as possible above your heart is ideal. The bandage and orthopedic shoe should stay on until you visit the doctor once again. Crutches, walker or a wheelchair can be used, but MOST patients will not need them

It is highly recommended for people with foot injuries to opt for this form of surgery should they ever need a surgical intervention. Not only do you stand to recover faster and more comfortably, but surgeons are able to better assess the problem and determine an accurate prognosis that will give you every chance of avoiding future complications.

You can further bolster your chances of reducing post operation success by choosing to work with the right care provider.  A professional who is well-versed in this field and understands the nature of such procedures will be able to provide you with a better experience and outcome to expect from your treatment plan.