Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery Center of Excellence
LifeStyle Podiatry is a Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery. This exciting form of foot surgery utilizes tiny incisions (small scars and few sutures) and fluoroscope guided instrumentation and MIFS Procedures perfected over the last 50 years.
Minimally invasive surgery is a philosophy and set of techniques that allow podiatrists to treat common foot problems using specially designed instruments which allow us to work through smaller openings in the skin compared to conventional surgery. This results in less soft tissue trauma, which usually means less pain, less disability and a quicker return to normal activities for you, the patient.
In addition to less pain, swelling and disability due to less soft tissue work, the procedures can be performed in an outpatient setting often without general anesthesia. Screws, plates and buried hardware as well as post-op crutches and canes are often unnecessary. Most people will just need Aspirin, Tylenol or Ibuprofen for discomfort and because you can walk immediately, you are less likely to have complications such as phlebitis or blood clots.
Dennis Shavelson DPMDr. Dennis Shavelson was rated among the top 75 Innovative Podiatrists in 2012 by Podiatry Management Magazine. He is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by ABPS and in addition to practicing podiatry for many decades, he is the CEO of The FootHelpers Orthotic Lab.
“Dr Sha” has lectured nationally and internationally on foot surgery, foot orthotics, foot typing and Biomechanics including The Biomechanics of Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery. He is the inventor and U.S. Patent holder of PostOpThotics. These are foot orthotics utilized immediately post-op to stabilize the foot in optimal functional position for reduced post-op pain and swelling as well a quicker healing with fewer complications.
In today’s world where those needing foot surgery have less down time, want more cosmetic results with reduced pain and a speedier recovery, minimally invasive techniques are becoming more mainstream and Dr Shavelson, an Associate of The Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgery, excels at making the overall event meet the expectations of all.
At LifeStyle Podiatry, we are proud to be a Center of Excellence of Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery in New York City. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Shavelson today.