Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Progressive Podiatry PLLC

Podiatrists & Sports Medicine located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

With advancements in surgical techniques and improvements in modern tools, the foot and ankle surgeons at Progressive Podiatry PLLC offer minimally invasive surgery to correct most types of ailments. The practice’s skilled podiatrists, Evan Breth, DPM, and Neha Khanna, DPM, offer comprehensive pre- and postoperative care in their four Brooklyn, New York, clinic locations. To book your evaluation at the Park Slope, Mill Basin, or Bensonhurst location, click on the online scheduling feature or call your closest office.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What happens during minimally invasive surgery?

Years ago, to repair a broken bone or band of connective tissue, your surgeon had to make a large incision to get a clear glimpse of your entire injured area. Nowadays, your foot and ankle surgeon can make the same repairs using small specialized cameras (arthroscopes) and thin surgical tools.

After making about 2-3 small incisions — possibly more for complex surgeries — your surgeon inserts the arthroscope through one incision, then any essential tools through the other incisions. They watch what the camera shows on a monitor, which enables them to make all essential repairs and remove any damaged tissue.

Some types of minimally invasive surgeries are performed under general anesthesia while you’re asleep. In other cases, for minor surgeries, you may only need sedatives and local anesthesia during your procedure.

Why do I need minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive podiatric surgery can be needed to repair injuries, correct chronic issues — including arthritis — or to diagnose conditions that don’t show up on digital imaging. At Progressive Podiatry PLLC, Dr. Breth and Dr. Khanna could suggest minimally invasive surgery if you have:

  • Bunions or hammertoes
  • Heel spurs or plantar fasciitis
  • Foot or ankle bone fractures
  • Ankle instability issues
  • Sports injuries

 

You might even need a minimally invasive foot or ankle surgery for a calcaneal osteotomy procedure. This specialized type of surgery involves a controlled break of your heel bone to correct pain-causing deformities. Calcaneal osteotomy may be right for you if you have abnormally high or low arches, or to reduce your risk of arthritis.

How long is the recovery time after minimally invasive surgery?

You’re only going to need a few small incisions for your procedure — bunion surgery only requires two sutures and leads to minimal scarring, for instance — and you may not even need general anesthesia, so your downtime is quicker than with traditional surgery. You should be back to work and some of your regular activities within about two weeks.

For severe breaks, complex repairs, or sports injuries, it could take up to 4-12 weeks to have a full recovery. But the caring foot and ankle surgical team at Progressive Podiatry PLLC support you every step of the way, so you know exactly what to expect.

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To schedule your exam at Progressive Podiatry PLLC, request an appointment online or call your nearby clinic location directly to book.