If medications and conservative care are no longer relieving the chronic pain due to bunions, hammer toes, wounds, plantar fasciitis or a neuroma, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. At Eazy Foot & Ankle, Albert Elhiani, DPM, uses advanced minimally invasive techniques to repair and correct deformities of the foot and ankle. Through very small incisions, he can treat the underlying cause of pain without damaging healthy tissue nearby. Call the office in the Pico Robertson area of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills to learn more about the benefits of minimally invasive surgery or book an appointment online today.
Minimally invasive surgery techniques require only small incisions to access the soft tissues and bones of your feet and ankles.
Dr. Elhiani uses specialized surgical instruments to repair damaged tissues and remove fragments of bones without damaging surrounding tissues. A tiny camera that attaches to a surgical scope sends real-time x-rays of the surgical site to a monitor, so Dr. Elhiani gets a magnified view of the targeted treatment area.
This surgical approach reduces your risk for common postsurgical complications, such as bleeding, pain, and infections. Because the incisions are small, you can expect to heal faster after minimally invasive surgery than you might after traditional open surgery.
You might be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery if you have chronic foot or ankle pain from injuries or musculoskeletal conditions like:
Dr. Elhiani uses advanced technologies in-office to identify the cause of your pain and evaluate the severity of your injury or condition. He may recommend minimally invasive surgery if medications, physical therapy, and other nonsurgical treatments aren’t working well.
You might also need surgery if you have a serious injury that can’t heal on its own.
Minimally invasive surgery offers many benefits over traditional surgery that requires longer, deeper incisions.
Dr. Elhaini can repair damaged bone or soft tissues through very small incisions in your feet or ankles, so you can heal with less noticeable scars. You can also expect to get back to your usual routine faster because minimally invasive surgery requires minimal downtime, and you won’t need casts, crutches, or walkers to get around.
The minimally invasive surgical procedures at Eazy Foot & Ankle offer simple and quick solutions that yield long-lasting results to keep you walking. Dr. Elhaini completes most procedures on an outpatient basis without the hassle of anesthesia, operating rooms, or tight tourniquets on your foot or ankle.
Minimally invasive techniques also are safer and more effective than traditional surgery and lowers your risk for side effects of anesthesia, bleeding, and infection.
To find out if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive surgery to treat foot and ankle injuries or conditions, call Eazy Foot & Ankle or book an appointment online today.