Dr. Marina Shlifer
Foot & Ankle Specialist
Dr. Marina Shlifer, Foot Specialist at Evolve Healthcare, performs minimally invasive surgery (MIS) to treat bunions, corns, and relieve foot pain without a hospital visit. Treating patients from Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Northridge, and West Valley, CA.
Podiatrist in Woodland Hills, CA
Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery
A New Surgical Technique Eliminates Pain From Corns -
Without A Trip To The Hospital
Many people walk with pain because they are not aware of the new surgical procedures that are available today. In fact, both men and women who suffer from painful foot conditions are forced to limit their activities. Their quality of life is diminishes since many forego exercise, social plans with friends and family, and sometimes give up exciting jobs in favor of desk work.
The main reason for this is fear, people are afraid of surgery and of hospitals. They worry that a large surgical procedure will put them out of commission, make them bedridden, and take up their sick leave.
With Minimal Incision (MIS), Patients Are Able To Walk Right After Surgery
Modern technology has given medicine a chance to plunge ahead at a rapid rate, solving problems and creating miracles where previously there was no hope. One of these developments is in the field of foot surgery, called Minimal Incision Surgery (MIS). With the use of specially-designed instruments, your foot surgeon can now perform an entire surgical procedure on your foot through a very small opening. Developed over thirty years ago by pioneers in the field of foot surgery -- and scrutinized by scores of experts since then -- MIS is now being successfully used throughout the country to surgically correct painful:
Corns (which are actually caused by small bone spurs)
A Hospital Visit Is Unnecessary
Before, surgery required an inpatient or outpatient hospital visit. Patients could anticipate a good deal of discomfort and a slow recovery. With Minimal Incision Surgery, you can expect:
Few or no stitches
No casts or crutches
A convenient office procedure
The following diagrams show the difference in incision size:
Some People Don't Know They Had Surgery At All
Because a MIS procedure is such an easy one, some people think they haven't had surgery at all and tend to overdo. As with all surgery, your surgeon will give you post-operative instructions that may include:
Limited activity for 2-3 days
Baths instead of showers to keep the incision dry
A surgical shoe to protect the foot
Minimal Surgical surgery carries much less risk of complications and can be completed in our office.