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Minimal Invasive Surgery

Minimal Invasive Surgery

Minimal Invasive Surgery services offered in Southfield, MI

Minimally invasive surgery treats pain-causing conditions like bunions, providing long-term relief. At Michfoot Surgeons, Randy Leff, DPM, and the other minimally invasive podiatric surgery specialists offer an advanced procedure to correct bunions with just one tiny incision, amongst other surgeries that cause less trauma and have a faster recovery. Call the Southfield, Michigan, office or use the online scheduling tool to arrange your minimally invasive surgery consultation now.

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery involves incisions that are far smaller than those of standard surgical techniques. Surgeons then insert special tools (smaller than standard instruments) into the incision and perform repairs. 

Some minimally invasive procedures involve several small incisions. In this case, one of the incisions holds a thin tube (scope) with a miniature camera and illuminated tip. 

Surgeons view the inside of the foot or ankle on a monitor as they insert surgical tools into the other incision and perform corrections. 

Although every minimally invasive approach is different based on the specific issue and part of the foot or ankle, all minimally invasive surgeries require smaller-than-usual incisions.

When might I need minimally invasive surgery?

Michfoot Surgeons might recommend minimally invasive surgery if you have foot or ankle pain that doesn’t lessen with non-surgical treatments. Minimally invasive surgery can be particularly helpful for patients struggling with foot deformities like bunions. 

A bunion can cause severe pain and may prevent you from wearing normal shoes or walking comfortably. The minimally invasive miniBunion® procedure is a bunionectomy requiring one tiny incision just above your affected joint. 

The miniBunion procedure restores the position of your joint, removes the bony prominence, and fixes the joint in place using a micro-implant.

You could also need minimally invasive surgery if you have the following foot or ankle problems:

  • Hammertoe, claw toe, or mallet toe
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Recurrent ankle sprains

In some cases, people with diabetes may need minimally invasive surgery due to nerve and vascular damage. However, diabetic foot wounds may cause a high level of damage that’s not treatable using minimally invasive techniques.

The team Michfoot Surgeons always uses the most conservative approach possible. So, if you need surgery, your podiatrist will try to give you the advantages of the minimally invasive approach.   

What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery provides impressive advantages, including:

  • Small surgical scars
  • Minimal tissue disruption
  • Minimal chance of infection
  • Fast healing
  • Minimal pain during recovery

Minimally invasive surgery generally offers a faster return to walking and wearing your regular shoes as well. 

Michfoot Surgeons offers the most advanced minimally invasive surgery options to patients in its Southfield office. Book a surgery consultation through the online scheduling feature or call the office for help today.