Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Fit Feet Podiatry

Podiatrist located in Brighton Beach & East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

If you need to undergo foot surgery, you might be dreading the experience. However, thanks to minimally invasive surgery, it’s possible to return to your favorite activities with fewer incisions, less downtime, and a lower risk of complications. At Fit Feet Podiatry, in Brighton Beach and East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, Leon Stepensky, DPM, regularly performs minimally invasive surgery at his state-of-the-art facilities. Request your consultation today by calling the office nearest you or clicking the online booking tool.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q&A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery uses specialized instruments and surgical tools to address podiatric problems via minor incisions. Minimally invasive surgery first entered the scene in the 1980s. Over the course of the last 30 years, surgeons have developed a variety of techniques that limit the pain and encourage your body’s natural healing processes.

Thanks to continual innovations, minimally invasive surgery is safe for patients of all ages and backgrounds. If you’re interested in seeing if you’re a candidate, make an appointment with Dr. Stepensky at Fit Feet Podiatry today. 

What podiatric conditions can minimally invasive surgery treat?

At Fit Feet Podiatry, Dr. Stepensky regularly performs minimally invasive surgery to address a variety of podiatric problems, including: 

  • Bunions
  • Recurring corns
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel pain
  • Ankle injuries

You might also benefit from minimally invasive surgery if you have arthritis in your big toe. 

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Because minimally invasive surgery requires smaller incisions, it also presents less damage to the soft tissues in your feet, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments. In addition, minimally invasive surgery requires fewer incisions and less anesthesia. Thanks to modern pain medications, Dr. Stepensky performs many minimally invasive procedures using local anesthetics. As a result, even people with complex medical histories can benefit from this type of treatment. 

Minimally invasive surgery also boasts quicker recovery times, less risk of infection, and fewer scars. For athletes and other physically active individuals, minimally invasive surgery also allows a return to the court or playing field much sooner. 

Is minimally invasive surgery right for me?

To determine if minimally invasive surgery is right for you, make an appointment at Fit Feet Podiatry. Following a physical exam of your foot and ankle, discussion of your symptoms, and review of your medical history, Dr. Stepensky can make recommendations that align with your individual needs.

However, Dr. Stepensky recommends conservative measures of treatment whenever possible. Treatments such as physical therapy, at-home exercises, or Zimmer enPulsPro therapy may provide adequate relief, and prevent the need for surgical intervention altogether. 

If you’re interested in learning more about your treatment options in terms of minimally invasive surgery, call Fit Feet Podiatry or click the online booking tool today.