Minimally Invasive Surgery

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Peoria and Phoenix, AZ

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Has your foot or ankle issue not improved with at-home or noninvasive treatments? Kaveh Panahi, DPM, at Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons, provides exceptional minimally invasive surgery options for patients of all ages in Peoria and Phoenix, Arizona. Whether you’re looking to treat bunions or plantar fasciitis, or you’d like to alleviate chronic pain, the practice offers innovative surgery procedures with quicker recovery times and outstanding results. To learn more, call the friendly staff today or schedule a consultation online. 

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q&A

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Multiple factors play a role in whether or not your foot or ankle issue needs surgery. Dr. Panahi takes into consideration the severity of your symptoms as well as your response to other conservative, noninvasive treatment methods. 

If you do require surgery, Dr. Panahi performs minimally invasive surgery (MIS) using small, targeted incisions rather than large incisions — which open procedures require. 

MIS has many benefits over traditional surgery, like limited injury to nearby soft tissue, nerves, or veins, and less blood loss. 

With MIS, you have smaller scars, less stiffness and pain, fewer wound complications, and a faster recovery time. Depending on your surgery, you may be able to get back on your feet immediately or be able to put weight on your foot in a supportive boot, getting you back to your normal daily activities as soon as possible.

What issues can minimally invasive surgery treat?

There are several foot and ankle conditions that may benefit from MIS as a treatment option, such as:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Metatarsalgia 
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Achilles tendon disorders
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) 
  • Plantar fasciitis 

Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons employs the most minimally invasive method possible, and surgery can provide you with long-lasting pain relief.

What can I expect from minimally invasive surgery?

In order to best prepare you for your surgery, Dr. Panahi consults with you about your overall health, any changes in medication, and answers questions you may have about the procedure. He ensures that you embark on your treatment plan with clarity and confidence. 

In some cases, you may need to refrain from eating and drinking a few hours before your procedure. The practice educates you on any protocol you should be aware of beforehand. 

Recovery time and requirements depend on your specific condition and surgical procedure. 

Generally, Dr. Panahi recommends plenty of rest, icing the affected area, compressing the wound to avoid further strain, and keeping the area elevated to reduce swelling. 

Catering to your unique recovery needs, he may encourage you to use bandages, splints, surgical shoes, casts, crutches, or orthotics. Depending on how much weight your foot and ankle can bear, you may benefit from using a cane. 

If you’d like to explore whether minimally invasive surgery is the best option for you, call Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons today or schedule a consultation online