Minimally Invasive Surgery

Irving Place Surgery & Wellness Center -  - Pain Management Physician

Irving Place Surgery & Wellness Center

Pain Management Physicians & Chiropractors located in Union Square, New York, NY & Financial District, New York, NY

Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist
Dr. Collabella of Irving Place Surgery & Wellness Center, with offices in both the Union Square area and Financial District of New York City, provides a wide array of minimally invasive surgeries to correct foot and ankle problems.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What Type of Foot Conditions Would Require Surgery?

While several foot and ankle conditions can be addressed without surgery, when the issue is especially severe or has been left untreated for too long surgery may be necessary. The most frequent issues which will necessitate surgery of some type include:

  • Bunions
  • Fractures
  • Heel Spurs
  • Hammertoes
  • Ankle Injuries

What Does Minimally Invasive Mean?

When a surgical operation is deemed as minimally invasive it refers to a particular technique that allows the surgeon to accomplish the results using very small incisions or no incisions at all. The surgeon will perform the operation in a manner which will cause little to no damage to the affected area and to patient. This can include using tools including endoscopes, laparoscopes, or lasers. These types of procedures won’t entail as much recovery time, will create less bleeding, requires less anesthesia, leaves minimal scarring, and is far less painful during healing. Patients and doctors alike often prefer these types of surgeries.

What Should I Expect Following the Operation?

The type of foot or ankle surgery used will determine the length of the recovery time and what type of aftercare will be needed. Aftercare is crucial because a successful and more comfortable recovery will depend on how well the patient executes their aftercare responsibilities. This will typically involve resting, icing, applying compression, and elevating the affected ankle or foot to some degree. Bandages, crutches, surgical shoes, splints, casts, or canes may be needed following the operation to improve recovery and ensure it is safe. The doctor will inform patients if and when they will be able to bear weight on following the procedure. Patients should follow all the instructions provided. If you are dealing with foot pain or are worried that you may require surgery to address a specific issue, contact the office to schedule a consultation with the doctor.

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