Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Integrative Foot and Ankle

Podiatry & Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery located in West Palm Beach, FL & Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Most foot conditions that once required open surgery can now be treated using minimally invasive techniques. As a specialist in foot and ankle surgery, Daniel Pero, DPM, at Integrative Foot and Ankle has years of experience performing minimally invasive surgery, including today’s most advanced procedures for repairing Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and arthritis. To learn more about minimally invasive surgery or to schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature or call the office in West Palm Beach or Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is performed using a tiny incision that only needs a few stitches or, in some cases, none. 

Dr. Pero uses specialized instruments that are narrow enough to fit through a tiny incision and relies on ultrasound imaging or real-time X-rays to see the targeted tissues and guide the surgical instruments.

Minimally invasive surgery offers distinct health benefits, including:

  • Less post-surgery pain
  • Less swelling
  • Ability to walk right after surgery
  • Reduced risk for infection
  • Reduced risk for blood clots
  • Faster recovery with less downtime
  • Ability to return to work sooner
  • Minimal to no scarring
  • Local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia

Minimally invasive surgery causes significantly less trauma to the surrounding tissues compared to open surgery.

What foot conditions are treated with minimally invasive surgery?

Dr. Pero performs minimally invasive surgery whenever possible. However, he routinely uses a minimally invasive approach when treating:  

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar warts
  • Ankle fractures
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Metatarsal fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar fibromas
  • Toe fractures

When deciding about the type of surgery to perform, Dr. Pero explains all your options, considers the severity of your foot condition, and recommends the approach that’s best for your health.

What specialized minimally invasive procedures might I receive?

In addition to minimally invasive surgery to correct deformities and repair bones, nerves, tendons, and ligaments, Dr. Pero has extensive experience performing today’s most advanced and specialized procedures, such as:

HyProCure® procedure

Dr. Pero performs a HyProCure procedure by placing a stent inside the natural space between your foot bones. The device treats misaligned feet and flat feet by stabilizing the foot and supporting the arch.

Tenex™ procedure

After inserting the Tenex device through a small incision and placing it directly at the targeted tissues, Dr. Pero activates the device and it sends out ultrasonic energy. The energy breaks down scarred and damaged tissues on tendons and ligaments.

TenJet™ procedure

Dr. Pero places the TenJet at the damaged tissues and then uses a high-velocity saline spray to eliminate diseased tissues.

MiniBunion™ system

To treat a bunion, Dr. Pero implants a small miniBunion device that restores stability to the deformed toe joint.

PROstep™ minimally invasive surgery

The PROstep uses a specially designed rotating burr to treat bunions, hammertoes, and arthritis in your big toe. The burr causes less damage compared to other instruments.

If you have questions about minimally invasive foot surgery, call Integrative Foot and Ankle or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment.

What we offer

Foot & Ankle Services