Norshae Robinson, DPM, DABPM, FACPM
Board Certified Podiatrist & Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Jacksonville, FL
Meridian Podiatry provides a range of minimally invasive surgical procedures characterized by the use of tiny incisions. These surgeries effectively address various painful foot conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, stiff big toe, painful calluses, diabetic foot ulcers, heel pain, warts, and more. Furthermore, this approach enables us to conduct these procedures on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return home on the same day as the surgery. However, it's important to understand what precisely constitutes minimally invasive foot surgery and what advantages it offers.
Exploring Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery
Minimally invasive foot surgery is a cutting-edge approach that involves performing surgical procedures through small incisions, often requiring minimal or no sutures. Surgeons utilize specially designed instruments inserted through these tiny openings to conduct the operation. This technique ensures limited exposure to the surgical area, resulting in minimal to no damage to surrounding tissue. Consequently, patients benefit from enhanced management and predictability in their recovery and overall outcome.
As surgical techniques continue to advance, the field of minimally invasive surgery has evolved to provide patients with safer and more comfortable options.
Effectiveness of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) has been a transformative technique for over four decades. Its primary objective is to alleviate discomfort and suffering for a wider range of patients. By eliminating the need for prolonged hospitalization and disability, MIS grants more people access to these advanced services.
Conditions that can be effectively treated with minimally invasive surgery include:
- Painful bunions
- Recurrent corns/calluses
- Heel pain/Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs and Bone Spurs
- Contracted toes
- Long toes
Minimally invasive surgery not only offers a safer alternative but also a more cost-effective option for many patients, with the options to perform most procedures under local anesthesia. Embrace the benefits of this innovative approach to enhance your well-being.
What are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Discover the numerous benefits that come with opting for minimally invasive foot surgery:
1. Reduced Soft Tissue Injury
- Unlike traditional open surgery, minimally invasive techniques involve smaller incisions, resulting in less trauma to the soft tissue. This leads to a speedier recovery process.
2. Decreased Pain
- Studies have demonstrated that patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery experience less pain compared to those undergoing traditional procedures. This often translates to reduced reliance on pain relievers.
3. Shortened Surgery Duration
- Thanks to the smaller incision size, minimally invasive foot surgeries tend to have shorter operating times compared to their open surgery counterparts.
4. Limited Anesthesia, Expanded Patient Eligibility
- Minimally invasive procedures often allow patients to remain conscious during surgery, relying on carefully administered local anesthesia to the foot area. This minimizes the need for general anesthesia, broadening the range of patients who can safely undergo these procedures.
5. Minimized Scarring
- The smaller incisions used in minimally invasive foot surgeries result in smaller and less conspicuous scars. Additionally, any scars that do form are typically smoother and less jagged than those from traditional open surgeries.
- Lower risk of infection
- Minimal blood loss
- Less time off from work
- Walking after surgery
- In-office surgical suite, offering a more convenient alternative to the traditional outpatient or hospital setting
At Meridian Podiatry, we utilize minimally invasive surgery techniques whenever they are a viable option to ensure our patients receive the best possible care tailored to their needs.
Experience the benefits of Minimally Invasive foot Surgery techniques—schedule your consultation today.
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