Minimally Invasive Surgery: Foot & Ankle
Minimally Invasive Surgery, or Minimal Incision Surgery (MIS) is always of interest to patients and surgeons alike. This less invasive type of surgery can result in better cosmetic results, quicker recovery times and less post-operative pain.
With fellowship training and a board certification in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Paul Spiegl, is a highly qualified foot and ankle specialist on the team at Perimeter Orthopaedics in Atlanta and Woodstock, Georgia.
What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) treats foot and ankle conditions and deformities using very small incisions. In these procedures, your foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon uses special instruments to cut bones under X-ray guidance and inserts screws through very small incisions. Advantages of minimally invasive surgery over traditional surgery include faster healing times, decreased pain, earlier weight-bearing, and improved cosmesis as possible benefits.
A variety of foot and ankle problems, including big toe arthritis, bunions, and hammertoes, can be treated with minimally invasive surgery. Importantly, not all patients are good candidates for minimally invasive surgery, and not all surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery. Perimeter Orthopedics is proud to have Dr. Paul Spiegl, an award winning Orthopedic Surgeon, on staff available to perform minimally invasive surgeries where needed.
Recovery is often faster from minimally invasive procedures compared to open procedures. Some weightbearing can be allowed immediately after surgery, but this depends on the procedure you are having done.
The risks of minimally invasive surgery are similar to traditional, open surgeries, although the risks of infection and wound healing problems may be lower with minimally invasive surgery because the incisions are so small.
An Award Winning Orthopedic Surgeon
With fellowship training and a board certification in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Paul Spiegl is a highly qualified foot and ankle specialist on the team at Perimeter Orthopaedics.
He was the first fellowship-trained foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon to practice in Georgia. Over his career, he has gained a wealth of experience treating foot and ankle conditions ranging from relatively minor to extremely complex.
Each patient will receive Dr. Spiegl’s hands-on approach to his or her problem. Many diagnoses can be made by a thorough history and physical examination. Others require carefully thought out laboratory testing and/or imaging. Each person is treated with a multifaceted approach including medical management, physical therapy, orthobiologics, shockwave therapy, and functional medicine as well as both time tested and innovative surgical techniques.
Dr. Spiegl has won Atlanta's Top Doctor award for the Orthopedic Surgeon category for the past 11 years. Additionally, Perimeter Orthopaedics has won the prestigious "2021 Best Doctors" award in Sandy Springs, an award that goes to the best group of doctors in the community.
If you’re experiencing lingering and persistent pain, you will want to seek advice from an orthopedic surgeon. Patients interested in seeking treatment with minimally invasive surgery should consult orthopedic surgeons trained in such surgery, surgeons such as Dr. Spiegl.
Call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Spiegl, Atlanta’s Top Orthopedic Surgeon, specializing in foot & ankle, for the past 11 years (Atlanta Magazine).
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite 825, Atlanta GA 30319
281 Heritage Walk, Woodstock GA 30188
Read more by visiting Atlanta Best Magazine article on Dr. Spiegl's MIS Option Here.
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