Minimally Invasive Surgery

Foot and Ankle Specialists located in San Diego, CA

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Did you know that skilled doctors can correct many foot conditions with minimally invasive surgery? At North Park Podiatry in San Diego, California, Trent Brookshier, DPM, is an expert surgeon who can treat foot problems with minimally invasive surgery as needed. Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more or schedule an evaluation.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q&A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

At North Park Podiatry, Dr. Brookshier has the expertise and experience to perform minimally invasive surgery (MIS) to treat various foot and ankle conditions with smaller incisions and less tissue disruption than traditional open surgery. 

This approach involves specialized instruments and advanced imaging technology, enabling podiatrists to target specific issues with precision.

How does minimally invasive surgery compare to traditional surgery?

Minimally invasive podiatric surgery uses smaller incisions, leading to less pain, faster recovery, and minimal scarring. In contrast, traditional surgery often involves larger incisions and a longer healing period.

What issues can minimally invasive surgery address?

One common issue MIS can address is bunions. A bunion, a bony bump at the base of the big toe, can cause pain and deformity. With MIS, Dr. Brookshier can make tiny incisions, correct the misalignment, and reduce the recovery time compared to traditional bunion surgery.

Another condition that MIS can tackle is hammertoes. Hammertoes cause discomfort and deformity of the toes. Through small incisions, Dr. Brookshier can straighten the affected toes, leading to less pain and a faster return to daily activities.

Ingrown toenails, a painful problem for many, can also be treated with MIS. Dr. Brookshier can carefully remove the offending nail border with minimal tissue disruption, offering quicker relief and minimal scarring.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery in podiatry are numerous. First and foremost, it typically results in less postoperative pain, swelling, and scarring. The smaller incisions reduce the risk of infection and promote a quicker recovery, allowing you to get back on your feet sooner.

In addition, MIS procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis, sparing you the hassle and cost of a hospital stay. This approach also minimizes the need for general anesthesia, lowering the associated risks.

Moreover, the precision of MIS leads to improved cosmetic outcomes. Dr. Brookshier's expertise ensures that your foot or ankle looks and functions better after the procedure.

If you’re struggling with a podiatry problem, MIS offers less pain, quicker recovery, improved aesthetics, and a brighter future for your foot and ankle health. Call the office today to learn more or book an appointment online for convenience when you’re ready.