Foot Surgery

Four out of five adults eventually suffer some sort of foot problem, and many of them choose to have it corrected surgically by a podiatrist.Foot surgery is generally elective; you and your podiatrist decide whether and when to have it performed, and you can play a key role in the surgery’s success while you recover at home.
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Foot surgery can treat common problems such as:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Callus
  • Deviated Hallux
  • Heel Spur
  • Nail Problems
  • Warts
  • Neuromas
  • Ganglions
  • High-Arched Feet
  • Flat Feet

Laser Foot Surgery

Laser surgery takes advantage of the properties of lasers to remove tissue without many of the undesirable side effects that sometimes result from using a scalpel. The laser light vaporizes the affected tissue almost instantaneously and so precisely that normal surrounding tissue is not affected. The unique property of the laser is that as it vaporizes and destroys diseased tissue, it also sterilizes and stops bleeding in the surrounding area.

As a result, there is much less tissue injury, swelling after surgery, which in turn results in reduced pain and discomfort. There is faster recovery, with better healing for the patient and chances of infection are decreased.

Problems best treated with laser surgery include warts, ingrown nails, fungus-infected toenails, and some deep-rooted calluses, among other foot problems. Laser surgery is performed in the office and the entire procedure is completed in a very short time. The patient is able to walk out of the office after the procedure and post-operative discomfort is minimal.

For more information concerning foot problems that might be relieved with surgery, please contact our office for a consultation at (310) 540–1213.