In-Office Minor Surgery
Our team at Alpine Foot Specialists understands that it can be intimidating to undergo foot or ankle-related surgery, which is why we do everything in our power to make you feel as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process. While most of the surgeries performed by our physicians are done at a separate hospital or surgical center, we also have a surgical suite within our office for minor procedures. This provides our patients with the convenience and safety of a sterile environment in the office to provide minor surgical procedures.
What Type of Surgery Is Considered “Minor?”
There is a wide variety of surgeries that are considered minor and that can be completed in our office. Examples of minor surgeries that we can complete in our office include laser wart removal, hammertoe correction, foreign body removal, hardware (surgical screw) removal, ingrown toenail procedures, drainage of infections, and laceration (cut) repairs. If you have hesitations about whether or not your situation is considered minor or requires a standard surgery appointment, we are happy to answer your questions and provide you with as much information as possible.
Will I Receive Anesthesia for my Minor Procedure?
Patients may avoid the thought of surgery or treatment altogether because they think that their pain or issue is too small to address, or that the pain will eventually subside. If you have been experiencing pain or discomfort for more than 5-7 days, it is important to contact our team to see if treatment is necessary.
Rest assured that even our minor procedures often require anesthesia. This is an ideal way to help our patients relax and provide them with the peace of mind that they will not be in pain or discomfort during the procedure. These minor procedures can be done either under local anesthesia or IV anesthesia, and our team will talk with you regarding which option is best for you. Local anesthesia consists of numbing of the surgical site with injections while the patient is awake. IV anesthesia or twilight is given through an IV line to provide relaxation and sedation.
Contact Us Today to Schedule an Appointment
Even if you are experiencing minor discomfort because of a foot or ankle-related issue, our team wants to help you feel your best. No matter how small the issue may be, you deserve to go through life without feeling nagging or sharp pains. Our team at Alpine Foot Specialists is only a phone call away! Call us today to schedule an appointment with our qualified doctors.