Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Dr. Glass is among the first surgical podiatrists in the United States to practice minimally invasive surgery, a one stitch bunion removal procedure. Dr. Glass helps his patients in Midtown Manhattan, New York find relief and quick recovery from many foot problems with minimally invasive surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

by Andrew R. Glass, DPM

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is superior to the traditional bunion surgery that requires a breaking of the bone and prolonged recovery time. With minimally invasive surgery, the doctor can make small incisions and reduce the likelihood of a visible scar. Because the incision is small, doctors use a laparoscope, which is a tiny camera mounted on the end of a slender tube to “see” inside the surgical site.

What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery compared to standard surgery?

Some of the advantages of minimally invasive surgery are:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Fewer stitches
  • Faster recovery and return to normal activity
  • Minimal tissue damage
  • Less chance for an infection
  • Less pain
  • Lower cost of care
  • Less stress

The primary advantage of minimally invasive surgical techniques is that they involve less tissue damage, and therefore, healing and recovery are faster. In standard or “traditional” techniques where large incisions are used, many layers of tissue have large incisions that need to heal in order for full recovery to occur. As a result, the recovery process can take much longer. Minimally invasive techniques use small, targeted incision to minimize tissue damage for much faster healing, including far less swelling and discomfort. Plus, since the incision site is smaller, there's much less chance of infection to develop compared to standard large incision surgical techniques, and few or no stitches are needed to close the incision.

How does Dr. Glass perform minimally invasive foot surgery?

Dr. Glass uses a special imaging technique that relies on a fluoroscope to track the progress of surgical instruments while they're in the body. A fluoroscope uses x-rays to see through the soft tissues so the surgical instruments can be properly positioned for fast and accurate results with minimal pain.

How long does it take to recover from foot surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery requires a few stitches but patients usually can walk out of Dr. Glass’s office after the procedure is completed. Patients can return to work within a few days and hospitalization is most likely not necessary. Dr. Glass will discuss the healing requirements during your consultation.

Major Insurances Plans Accepted

At New York Podiatric Medicine & Surgery P.C., we accept most insurance plans as full or partial payment. Patients are responsible for deductibles and coinsurances. Please contact our office if your insurance plan is not listed.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • "Dr.Glass knew what he was talking about; and was willing to listen; answer questions and explain procedures. Not every Doctor will do that."

    Nina H.
  • " I returned to him recently for treatment again because my toes were jammed as a result of running the NYC marathon this year. Again, I found him to be excellent..."

    Sovanni B.
  • "Dr. Glass and staff are awesome. He took the time to show me my sons X-rays and explained every detail. Highly recommended."

    Tashana M.
  • 'Dr. Glass was very thorough in his examination of both my feet and the explanation of the surgical procedures he would use to correct my problems."

    Karen G.
  • "The pain I had for so many years is gone just after a few weeks of recovery from surgery. I would recommend anyone who is experiencing foot pain to schedule."

    Inez
  • "The experience in Dr. Glass's office is unmatched. . These guys are superb.. had a free cab to send me back home after surgery. . I'm just so grateful I found him."

    Anonymous
Location
NY Podiatric Medicine & Surgery P.C.
315 Madison Ave, #2301
Midtown Manhattan

New York, NY 10017
Phone: 646-844-2275
Fax: (212) 867-3845
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