At Manhattan Podiatry Associates, patients who require treatment for severe foot and ankle issues can get help through minimally invasive surgery. New York City patients can visit one of two locations, Midtown East and Midtown West, and work with a podiatric surgeon to correct issues using the safest, most effective techniques.
While many foot and ankle conditions can be treated without surgery, when the problem is severe or has been left untreated surgery may be required. The most common issues which will require surgery of some sort include:
When a surgical procedure is referred to as minimally invasive it means that the surgeon can accomplish the results with a very small incision or no incision. The surgeon will perform the procedures in such as way which will cause little to no trauma to the affected area and patient. This can include utilizing tool such as endoscopes, laparoscopes, or lasers. These types of procedures require less recovery time, involve less bleeding, minimal amounts of anesthesia, minimal scarring, and less pain. These types of procedures are often preferred by doctors and patients alike.
The type of foot surgery performed will determine how long the recovery time will be and what kind of aftercare will be required. Aftercare is important because it ensures that the recovery from surgery will be rapid and uneventful. The postoperative care will usually involve resting, icing, applying compression, and elevating the affected foot or ankle to some degree. Bandages, crutches, surgical shoes, splints, casts, or canes may be required after the procedure in order to improve and ensure a safe recovery. The podiatric surgeon will also inform patients if and when they will be able to bear weight on the foot after the operation. It is important to follow all the instructions given by the doctor. If you are suffering from foot pain or are concerned that you may need surgery to address a particular issue, contact the office to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our expertly trained podiatrists.
In an effort to minimize out-of-pocket expense, we accept and participate in most managed care and insurance plans. If you have a question about your insurance, or if your plan is not listed below, please call our expert staff. We have a trained full-time insurance coordinator to assist every patient with insurance forms and questions.
"...the office and exam rooms are clean, the front desk people are always courteous and welcoming and the nurses are super efficient and friendly."
"I'm happy to say that I think my foot problems are behind me and I have Dr. Shapiro and his wonderful staff to thank for that."
"Every appointment the staff was on time and there was no need to wait, which is wonderful when you need to leave work to make a mid-day appt."
"I found Dr. Abramow to be friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and forthcoming about everything involved in my surgery. I would recommend him to a friend..."
"He was incredibly friendly and communicative -- answered all my questions and luckily was able to quickly diagnose my ailment. "
"The doctor took his time and was very good at explaining what was causing the pain in my foot. I would definitely recommend Dr. Landsman to my family and friends!"