At JAWSpodiatry, we know that our patients look to us to treat and resolve their often painful and debilitating foot and ankle problems, including bunions. We also know that none of our patients, if given the choice, would prefer invasive surgery over an equally effective non-surgical option. Sometimes, however, a patient’s foot condition can’t be fixed with more conservative treatments like medication, custom orthotics, or changes in footwear or lifestyle.

The good news is that advancements in technique and technology have dramatically transformed foot and ankle surgery. Now, in an increasing number of cases, minimally invasive bunion surgery is a viable alternative to traditional surgical techniques.

What Does It Mean For Bunion Surgery to Be Minimally Invasive?

Invasive surgery is what you typically picture when you think of surgery. You’re admitted to a hospital, where you are sedated, wheeled into an operating room, and given general anesthesia to put you to sleep.

The surgeon will then make an incision, use instruments to do extensive repair work inside the body, perhaps including the implantation of devices such as pins or screws, and close the incision.

Surgery like this comes with several disadvantages and risks. These include significant recovery time, pain and discomfort, risk of infection or complications, and the disruption of soft tissue.

Minimally invasive bunion surgery, on the other hand, reduces or eliminates many of these unwelcome aspects of traditional surgery. Our physicians, widely recognized as leaders in minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, use specially designed surgical instruments and devices, along with an advanced imaging system called a fluoroscope, to see inside the effected area without needing to make large incisions. Only local anesthesia is required, and our surgeons perform their procedures on an outpatient basis in our state-of-the-art, comfortable, in-office surgical suite. After surgery, our patients can go home to rest and recover.

We perform minimally invasive bunion surgery on a regular basis with tremendous success, allowing our patients to live without bunion pain and without the need for traditional surgery.

Learn More About How Minimally Invasive Surgery Can Solve Your Bunion Pain

At JAWS Podiatry in Hollywood, Florida, we utilize the most advanced techniques to reduce pain and speed recovery for individuals suffering from foot and ankle problems, including bunions. If you’d like to learn more about the innovative and effective treatments we provide or how we can help you with your foot and ankle issues, please call us today at (954) 922-7333 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.