The Surgery Center: Comfort, convenience and far lower cost
Directly adjacent to our clinic, for your comfort and convenience, is our Medicare-certified Surgery Center. Staffed with nurse anesthetists and equipped with orthopedic power instruments, the Surgery Center makes it possible to perform same-day foot surgery. Patients appreciate saving the time, the traveling and the money, knowing that they would have to schedule a full day at a hospital where the same procedures would cost far more. At our Surgery Center, there is reduced paperwork, the staff already knows you and you can relax in an environment designed for your comfort.
Pain-Free Procedures for a Pain-Free, Active Life
At the Surgery Center, we administer IV sedation, also called a "twilight sleep," so there is no discomfort or pain during surgical procedures. When it is over, local anesthetic continues to keep your foot pain-free.
For procedures that require only a local anesthetic, our electrical stimulation technique minimizes the discomfort of the injection.
Procedures in the Surgery Center include:
- Achilles' tendon repairs
- Ankle repairs
- Arthritis surgery
- Cavus foot reconstruction
- Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for heel pain
- Flat foot reconstruction
- Hammertoe repairs
- Neuroma surgery
- Plantar fascia surgery
- Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)* procedures
- Removal of bone spurs in the toes, foot or heel
- Removal of foreign bodies
- Removal of screws and plates ("surgical hardware")
- Simple bunionectomies
- Soft tissue procedures
- Skin procedures
- Tendon repairs
- Ultrasound-guided procedures
More complex procedures, or those requiring general anesthetic, are performed in the hospital.
*Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) is also known as Autologus Platelet Concentrate (APC+) and Autologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP).
A Cartiva Implant is used to treat arthritis in the joint of the big toe. When you have arthritis, the cartilage tissue in the big toe wears down. Cartiva is made of a polymer that is biocompatible, durable, and organic -- similar to how natural cartilage is. We specialize in Cartiva Implants here at Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialists.
For more information on Cartiva Implants, please read the Patient Information Brochure.
In addition, make sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions concerning Cartiva Implants.
Cartiva Implants have been found to be safe and effective, as many peer reviewed studies have shown.
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