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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Birch Tree Foot and Ankle -  - Foot and Ankle Specialist

Birch Tree Foot and Ankle

Foot and Ankle Specialist located in Traverse City, MI

If you have a foot or ankle problem that doesn’t heal on its own or with conservative treatments, surgery could be the best option. At Birch Tree Foot and Ankle,  fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Weber, DPM, offers minimally invasive surgery to restore musculoskeletal functioning. Dr. Weber specializes in offering minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of bunions, hammertoes and ankle instability.  Call the office to schedule an appointment to see if your a candidate for this unique type of treament.  

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery at Birch Tree Foot and Ankle includes minor procedures that remove or repair damaged tissues in your feet or ankles. The Birch Tree Foot and Ankle surgeons use the latest advances in minimally invasive technologies and procedures to ensure the best possible outcome.

Why might I need minimally invasive surgery?

You might need minimally invasive foot or ankle surgery if you struggle with painful:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Flat feet
  • Arthritis
  • Foot, ankle, or toe pain
  • Toe or foot deformities
  • Achhillies tendon damage
  • Painful plantar fasciitis 
  • Bone spurs
  • Cartilage or ligament injuries

Your provider may recommend minimally invasive surgery for any painful or debilitating condition that conservative treatments haven’t corrected.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Some of the benefits you can expect when choosing minimally invasive surgery at Birch Tree Foot and Ankle include:

  • Less pain
  • Small incisions
  • Minimal downtime
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Low risk of complications
  • Quick recovery times

After minimally invasive foot or ankle surgery, you should be back on your feet in no time.

How should I prepare for minimally invasive surgery?

It’s important to follow your surgeon’s instructions before undergoing minimally invasive surgery at Birch Tree Foot and Ankle. Stop taking certain medications if your specialist asks you to, don’t smoke, and arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home afterward.

What should I expect during the procedure?

During minimally invasive foot surgery, your specialist numbs the treatment area, so you don’t feel any pain. They offer a sedative to help you feel relaxed. Your specialist makes tiny incisions to repair, replace, or reconstruct damaged tissues in your feet, toes, or ankles. 

They close the incisions using medical tape or stitches. The length of time your surgery lasts depends on the type of surgery you undergo.

What happens after minimally invasive surgery?

After minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery at Birch Tree Foot and Ankle, you can usually go home the same day. Have a family member or friend drive you home and follow your post-care instructions. You might wear bandages and a brace, splint, cast, or walking boot during the healing process.

Take medications as directed, ice the treatment area, keep the surgical area clean, and avoid strenuous activity until your provider says it is okay. Attend physical therapy sessions if necessary. Complete recovery could take weeks, months, or even longer in some cases.

To learn more about minimally invasive surgery at Birch Tree Foot and Ankle and find out if it’s right for you, call the office or use the online booking feature today.