What is Minimally Invasive (MIS) or Keyhole Foot Surgery?
Essentially, MIS is a type of procedure performed without the need for a large incision and is an alternative to open procedures. Traditionally, when patients required surgery to rectify a condition such as a bunion or chronic heel pain, the surgeon needed to open up the foot to perform the necessary treatments. Minimally invasive foot surgery offers the opportunity to perform the same treatments using keyhole incisions as the surgeon uses special instruments such as a fluoroscope (Live X-ray). The openings are usually so small they only require a couple of stitches and the overall trauma to the foot is greatly reduced.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) has become increasingly popular in recent years as an alternative to traditional approaches for foot related conditions. Modern advances in MIS techniques and technology enable many benefits, including tiny incisions, a walking recovery, potential less post-operative pain, shorter operative time, less infection risk, reduced swelling, minimal scarring, and an overall easier recovery. However, the biggest advantage of MIS is the ability to remedy the condition with minimal disruption or trauma to the surrounding skin and soft tissue.
Why choose Dr Ned Buckley for MIS surgery?
Dr. Ned Buckley is one of only a few Podiatric Surgeons in Australia to offer MIS foot surgery. He has completed basic and advanced training modules in minimally invasive surgery of the foot and ankle with internationally recognized Group of Research and Study in Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foot, (CRECMIP), an orthopedic training organization based in Europe. He keeps up to date with new techniques and practices through his practice in Perth and he regularly assists and collaborates with local MIS surgeons. Dr. Buckley has recently enrolled in further training in 2019 with the Academy of Minimally invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery based in the USA.
Types of MIS Procedures
Some of the main MIS procedures currently performed by Dr Buckley include:
- Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Heel Pain and Heel Spur Removal surgery
- Minimally Invasive Flat Foot Surgery
Please note that not all patients are suitable candidates for MIS surgery, and some conditions are not treatable or advisable to be treated using MIS techniques. Dr. Buckley recommends that you book a consultation to assess your condition and suitability for surgery.
To book an appointment with Dr Ned Buckley to find out if MIS surgery is right for you, please click the button below for an instant online appointment or call our clinic on 9481 8194.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.