Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

Minimally Invasive Surgery

While some foot conditions might require surgery, the medical team at Ledesma Foot and Ankle in Scottsdale, Arizona, prefers conservative measures to correct your issue. Expert podiatrists Paul Ledesma, DPM, Scott Shindler, DPM, and Jaminelli Banks, DPM, perform minimally invasive surgery as an effective solution that allows a quick recovery. To learn more, call or request an appointment online today.

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in podiatry involves performing surgical procedures with specialized techniques that minimize trauma to your tissues and reduce the size of your incisions compared to traditional open surgery. 

This approach aims to achieve surgical goals while causing less damage to your surrounding healthy tissues, resulting in potentially quicker recovery times and reduced postoperative pain.

What issues can minimally invasive surgery address in podiatry?

At Ledesma Foot and Ankle, minimally invasive surgery in podiatry addresses various foot and ankle conditions, including:


MIS techniques can be used to correct bunion deformities by making small incisions and using specialized instruments to realign your bones, reducing pain and improving function.


Surgery for hammertoe correction through MIS involves smaller incisions to straighten and realign your affected toe joints, leading to reduced recovery time and less scarring.


Minimally invasive techniques can be used to remove or decompress pinched nerves, such as Morton's neuroma, relieving pain and discomfort.

Plantar fasciitis

MIS approaches may involve releasing tight tissues or performing procedures like endoscopic plantar fasciotomy to alleviate pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

How is minimally invasive surgery performed?

Minimally invasive surgery in podiatry is performed using specialized instruments and techniques designed to access the affected area through small incisions. The Ledesma Foot and Ankle surgeons utilize endoscopes, small cameras, and tiny instruments to visualize and operate on the targeted structures with precision. 

These procedures often involve smaller soft tissue dissection, leading to reduced scarring, less bleeding, and potentially faster recovery times compared to traditional open surgery.

What can I expect during recovery after minimally invasive surgery?

Recovery typically involves little discomfort and a quick healing process. You may experience minimal pain, reduced swelling, and a short recovery time due to small incisions and very little tissue trauma. 

Often, patients can bear weight on the affected foot sooner, enabling a faster return to normal activities. However, your recovery will be based on your specific procedure, your overall health, and your follow-through on postoperative care instructions.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery in podiatry include:

  • Reduced tissue trauma
  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced risk of complications
  • Enhanced precision

To learn more about minimally invasive surgery, call for a consultation today or request an appointment online when you’re ready.