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, Florida.
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:
Minimally invasive surgery causes significantly less trauma to the surrounding tissues compared to open surgery.
Dr. Pero performs minimally invasive surgery whenever possible. However, he routinely uses a minimally invasive approach when treating:
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.
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:
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.
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.
Dr. Pero places the TenJet at the damaged tissues and then uses a high-velocity saline spray to eliminate diseased tissues.
To treat a bunion, Dr. Pero implants a small miniBunion device that restores stability to the deformed toe joint.
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.