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Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Podiatry & Hand & Upper Extremity Orthopedic Surgery located in Worcester, Webster, & Leominster, MA

Podiatry & Hand & Upper Extremity Orthopedic Surgery located in Worcester, Webster, & Leominster, MA

If you need surgery to repair a fracture or treat bunions, the providers at Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. At their offices in Worcester, Leominster, and Webster, Massachusetts, the surgical team specializes in advanced minimally invasive surgery techniques to address conditions not treatable with conservative therapies. Find out if minimally invasive surgery is right for you by calling the Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery describes techniques to address various foot, ankle, and upper extremity conditions through tiny incisions.

The providers at Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery use specialized surgical instruments that fit through these small incisions. This causes less trauma to your body than traditional open surgery, so you can heal faster and with fewer complications.

Your surgeon can also operate with a higher level of precision during minimally invasive surgery than they might achieve with open surgery.

What conditions can minimally invasive surgery treat?

The surgeons at Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery use the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery to address conditions not treatable with conservative therapies. They might recommend surgery for:

  • Bunions
  • Flat feet
  • Neuromas
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

The team might recommend minimally invasive surgery to repair or replace your joint for those with chronic joint pain from arthritis.

If you have a diabetic wound that’s slow to heal or becomes infected, you might need minimally invasive surgery to treat it and ensure it heals correctly.

What happens during minimally invasive surgery?

During minimally invasive surgery, your provider at Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery will make small incisions near the treatment area.

Through these small incisions, the surgeon will insert specialized instruments that have an attached light and camera. The camera sends real-time images to an external monitor of the surgical site, so your surgeon can repair damaged tissue or bone with a high level of precision.

Minimally invasive surgical techniques reduce your risks for unnecessary tissue damage, bleeding, and scarring. You can also expect to heal faster and require a shorter hospital stay.

In some cases, the Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery surgeons can perform minimally invasive surgery on an outpatient basis, so you can go home to recover soon after your procedure.

To find out if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive foot or ankle surgery, call the Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery office nearest you or book a consultation online today.