Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Lincoln Park Podiatry

Podiatrist located in Lincoln Park | Lakeview, Chicago, IL

Have you been putting off foot surgery because you’re worried about the risks and lengthy recovery process? If so, you may want to consider a minimally invasive option. At Lincoln Park Podiatry in Lincoln Park and Lake View in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Michael Williams regularly performs minimally invasive foot surgery on men and women alike. To learn more about these state-of-the-art treatments, request a consultation by calling or clicking today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive foot surgery?

Minimally invasive foot surgery is a type of orthopedic surgery performed with tiny incisions, very small surgical instruments, and little or no stitching.

During a minimally invasive operation, your Lincoln Park Podiatry provider performs surgery by inserting specially-designed surgical tools through your incisions. Because the incisions are smaller than in traditional surgery, there’s less risk of infection or injury. Also, minimally invasive foot surgery allows your doctor to better predict your outcome and recovery. 

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive foot surgery presents several benefits. 

First, it presents less injury to your skin and soft tissue. Traditional surgery requires long incisions that cause significant trauma. Smaller incisions disturb less tissue and heal much more quickly. This also means less noticeable scars. 

Second, minimally invasive surgery presents less pain. In fact, clinical studies show that patients who undergo minimally invasive treatment report easier and more comfortable recoveries. 

Last but not least, minimally invasive surgery requires shorter operation times. The team at Lincoln Park Podiatry performs minimally invasive surgeries as outpatient procedures, meaning you’ll return home on the same day of your operation.

What types of issues can minimally invasive surgery treat?

At Lincoln Park Podiatry, the team offers minimally invasive foot surgery to treat a number of ailments, including:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Calluses
  • Diabetic ulcerations
  • Wounds 
  • Heel pain
  • Warts

Your provider might also recommend minimally invasive surgery if you suffer from pain caused by plantar fasciitis or Morton’s neuroma. 

Am I a good candidate for minimally invasive foot surgery?

The only way to determine if you’re a good candidate for minimally invasive foot surgery is to make an appointment at Lincoln Park Podiatry. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, your provider can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your needs. 

Whenever possible, the team recommends conservative measures of care to treat foot and ankle pain. However, you might benefit from surgery if other treatments are unable to provide relief. 

Don’t let chronic foot or ankle pain keep you sidelined. If you dream of living a more active and pain-free life, call or click to make an appointment at Lincoln Park Podiatry today.