Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Jeremy Moran, DPM -  - Podiatrist


Jeremy Moran, DPM

Podiatrist located in Tomball, TX

Thanks to advancements in surgical techniques and tools, most foot surgeries are now performed right in the office using minimally invasive methods. At ToeOp, Texas, you can get treated for toenail issues, hammertoes, bunions, and many other foot problems, with in-office minimally invasive surgery. Find out more by booking a surgical consultation through the website or by calling to speak with a team member.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Why do I need minimally invasive surgery?

While conservative treatments are almost always preferred, sometimes, minimally invasive surgery is necessary to permanently correct foot problems. Your podiatrist may recommend minimally invasive surgery to treat any of the following conditions:

  • Plantar warts 
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Diabetic wounds or ulcers
  • Nerve issues, such as neuromas
  • Bunions, hammertoes, or mallet toes
  • Toenail issues, including ingrown toenails or fungal nails

Your minimally invasive procedure is tailored to you and your specific diagnosis, so you can expect an improvement from serious pain-causing issues. 


What happens during minimally invasive surgery?

ToeOp performs all minimally invasive surgeries right in the office using local anesthesia, so you won’t need sedation. After thoroughly numbing your treatment area, your procedure can involve:

  • Removing a toenail
  • Trimming away corns and calluses
  • Removing dead skin and treating a foot wound
  • Making small incisions and repairing internal structures

Once your minimally invasive surgery is complete, you receive personalized postoperative instructions. While no sedation is necessary for surgery, because you may be sore and numb in the treated foot, you should plan on having someone drive you home afterward. 


Is minimally invasive surgery painful?

Even though the thought of being awake throughout surgery might sound uncomfortable, ToeOp provides advanced numbing solutions to ensure you won’t be able to feel pain. Aside from some minor pressure, pulling, or tugging, you shouldn’t feel any discomfort during your procedure. 


How long is the recovery after minimally invasive surgery?

It just depends on your specific minimally invasive procedure. For minor surgeries, such as toenail removal, you can start returning to many of your regular activities within a couple of days. 

If you’re undergoing a minimally invasive surgical correction from ToeOp, such as a hammertoe procedure, you might need to stay off your feet for several days as your incisions heal. 

You may need a supportive brace or walking boot for the first couple of weeks. But generally, full recovery can take as little as four to eight weeks. 

Learn more about in-office minimally invasive surgery by booking an exam at ToeOp. Schedule online or over the phone today.