Advantages of In-Office Surgical Procedures

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Advantages of In-Office Surgical Procedures

In-office surgery is an evolving trend in podiatry, offering numerous benefits for both patients and their doctors. This type of procedure can be less expensive and time-consuming, as well as more convenient, for both. In-office surgery eliminates the need for patients and podiatrists to travel to hospitals or ambulatory surgical centers, which can save a lot of time. Also, having certain procedures performed at your podiatrist’s office may be the perfect solution for patients seeking more affordable options for their foot health needs. In addition, medical advancements, such as mini C-arms and the use of local anesthesia, contribute to a safer surgical environment. Plus, in-office surgery procedures often can reduce patient anxiety because they are viewed as being easier and less costly. Many common foot conditions, such as bunions, nail problems, neuromas, and warts, can be effectively treated in the podiatrist’s office. It is thought that about 80 percent of podiatry surgical cases fall into this category. To find out more about in-office surgery, it is suggested that you consult your podiatrist to see what options are available.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact the podiatrists of Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our doctors will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:

  • Removing foot deformities like bunions and bone spurs
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Issaquah, WA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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