Techniques in surgery are improving all the time.
In foot surgery many operations can be safely and effectively performed using techniques which are less invasive. Significantly this also means many operations can be performed under local anaesthetic and in office.
Some aspects of foot surgery are now able to be performed more like dental surgery.
Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery: No hospital, no pins, no stitches!
The term Minimal Incision Surgery describes this trend.
Dr. Mark Gilheany was the first Australian surgeon to obtain a qualification in minimally invasive foot surgery. He uses low-invasive techniques where ever possible even with traditional operative approaches.
His experience and commitment to a patient focused approach to surgical practice means he is best placed to inform you as to the benefits and risk of applying this technology to a variety of conditions.
The benefits of MIS may be utilised on many conditions including bunions, tailors bunionette deformity, central metatarsal pathology and toe deformities.
The increased benefits of MIS include:
- reduced post-operative pain;
- better cosmetic outcomes;
- shorter operating times;
- reduced scarring; and
- reduced risk of infection.
At the Foot and Ankle Clinic our highly qualified team of Podiatrists are all members of the Australian Podiatry Association and offer a combined 50 years’ experience.
Put your feet in our hands! See us today in Boronia, Chadstone, Collins Street (Melbourne CBD), East Bentleigh, Sandringham, Moe, Morwell, Sale, Traralgon, Warragul & Yarram.