As one of the top-rated orthopedic surgeons in America, Mirylsa Colón-Martínez, MD, FAAOS, of OrthoWellness in Boca Raton, Florida, specializes in minimally invasive surgeries of the foot and ankle. In some cases, the advanced techniques she uses don’t even leave a visible scar. For comprehensive foot and ankle care and an individualized approach to minimally invasive surgery in a caring, personal, boutique environment, call OrthoWellness for an appointment or book online. You can also stop in, as walk-ins are welcome. Hablamos Español.
The field of minimally invasive surgery is expanding as new techniques develop and technology continues to evolve. This type of surgery typically involves an endoscope — a surgical camera on a flexible tube — and small incisions or very thin needles. As a skilled foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Colón-Martínez provides minimally invasive surgical procedures to patients for a variety of conditions including:
Today, you can receive minimally invasive surgery for just about any type of orthopedic procedure, including hip and knee replacements, which once were possible only through invasive open surgery.
In many cases, minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery can take place as an outpatient procedure, so you don’t have to stay overnight in the hospital. These surgeries include:
The advantages of minimally invasive surgery include:
If you suffer from foot and ankle conditions or other orthopedic problems, you may be a good candidate for minimally invasive surgery.
When you come to OrthoWellness to determine if you’re a good candidate for minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, Dr. Colón-Martínez performs a complete evaluation of your condition and your overall health. She takes your lifestyle, age, and many other factors into consideration, including nonsurgical treatments you may not have tried. In some cases, you can get relief from chronic conditions or injuries nonsurgically, under Dr. Colón-Martínez’s expert care.
However, if nonsurgical treatments don’t provide the relief you need, or if you have a severe injury or degenerative condition, like an Achilles tendon rupture or osteoarthritis in your knee, you may benefit from minimally invasive surgery. If, together, you and Dr. Colón-Martínez decide that’s the best course of action for your desired outcome of less pain and a more active lifestyle, she explains your specific procedure and recovery so you know what to expect.
To learn more about minimally invasive surgeries at OrthoWellness, call the office for a same-day appointment, or schedule one online. Walk-ins are also welcome, and hablamos Español.