Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Go Feet -  - Podiatrist

Go Feet

Podiatrists located in Hammonton, NJ & Mays Landing, NJ

Minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery with the groundbreaking Arthrex® platform helps you experience optimal surgical results with little downtime. At Go Feet, Dr. Stuart Honick and his expert team specialize in minimally invasive procedures to correct bunions, hammertoes, and so much more. With New Jersey clinic locations in Hammonton, Linwood, and Mays Landing, you have an office nearby to receive the care you need. Find out more about minimally invasive surgery by booking a consultation online or by calling the clinic nearest you to speak with a team member.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

Why do I need minimally invasive foot surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is often the preferred technique for many types of foot and ankle ailments. Your podiatrist may recommend this type of procedure to treat and correct:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Mallet toes 
  • Bunionettes 
  • Arthritic damage

Minimally invasive foot surgery with the cutting-edge Arthrex platform involves making very small incisions. Your podiatrist uses the high-torque and low-velocity drill to remove bone deposits that cause abnormal bumps and reshapes your bones. With Arthrex, your podiatrist can use durable headless screws to realign your joints for superior stabilization and lasting results. 

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery? 

The podiatrists at Go Feet recommend undergoing an Arthrex minimally invasive surgical procedure not just because it’s so effective at resolving deformities and injuries, but also because it has so many benefits. This minimally invasive procedure:

  • Lowers your risk of blood loss 
  • Reduces postoperative pain
  • Leads to minimal scarring (incisions are half an inch, rather than five inches)

Minimally invasive Arthrex procedures also allow you to get back to many of your regular activities sooner, often within a few days. Go Feet is the first podiatric practice in the Atlantic County area to offer this highly advanced procedure. 

How long does it take to recover from minimally invasive surgery?

It depends on the complexity of your procedure. In many cases, you can start bearing some weight on your treated foot, with the help of a walking boot or splint, within a week or two. You may need crutches or a walker during this time to help you get around.

Full recovery from minimally invasive Arthrex surgery takes about 4-6 weeks. Your podiatrist at Go Feet teaches you exercises to perform throughout your recovery to promote healing and to improve strength and flexibility. 

If you’re an athlete, runner, or someone who exercises regularly, it may take at least a couple of months to fully return to your regular training regimen. But the team at Go Feet helps you learn to cross-train and can even help you get started on physical therapy along the way. 

Book your minimally invasive surgery evaluation at Go Feet by clicking on the online scheduler. You can also call any office to speak with a team member directly.