Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Services Offered In Albany, NY

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) offers an alternative approach to traditional bunion and hammertoe surgery. At Albany Family Foot & Ankle Services, in Albany, New York, board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon Anna Kupriyeva, DPM, uses specialized surgical techniques to restore your foot structure and relieve the pain of bunions and hammertoe using tiny incisions. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

What is minimally invasive surgery (MIS)?

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is an innovative approach to correct foot abnormalities through tiny incisions that result in less scarring, pain, and swelling, and allows for early weight bearing and faster recovery.

At Albany Family Foot & Ankle Services, Dr. Anna Kupriyeva has an in-office surgical suite where she performs MIS to help her patients get long-lasting improvements without the drawbacks of traditional surgical techniques. 

What is the process for minimally invasive surgery (MIS)?

Many of these procedures can be performed in the office in our surgical suite under local anesthesia. 

During the procedure, she creates tiny incisions, similar to punctures, to access the treatment area. She inserts specialized surgical tools through these incisions and performs the necessary corrections. Finally, she closes the wound and bandages it carefully. 

Albany Family Foot & Ankle Services offers several types of minimally invasive surgeries for a variety of foot and ankle conditions.

When might I need minimally invasive surgery (MIS)?

Minimally invasive surgery is an effective approach for many types of foot and ankle issues. Some common reasons for MIS include: 


Bunions begin with structural issues in your midfoot. Nonsurgical treatments, like orthotics and changing your shoes, can help ease bunion pain, but they don’t fix the bunion itself. 

MIS offers a way to correct the abnormality without going through major surgery.


Hammertoes start with toe muscle imbalances. Nonsurgical treatments may reduce the symptoms of flexible hammertoes, when the tendons haven’t yet tightened permanently. However, if you have a semi-reduceable or rigid hammertoe, you may need surgery to correct it. 

MIS can also help with other foot and ankle issues. At Albany Family Foot and Ankle, Dr. Anna Kupriyeva prioritizes minimally invasive approaches whenever possible because they offer so many advantages over traditional techniques.

What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery (MIS)?

Patients may find several advantages with minimally invasive surgery, including:

  • Low infection risk
  • Faster recovery 
  • Less pain
  • Reduced risk of scarring
  • Walking and driving the same day
  • Returning to work quickly

Most people who undergo traditional surgery have long incisions, a great deal of pain, and a prolonged recovery period. With the MIS approach, you can avoid all of those things while still getting the results you want.  

Albany Family Foot and Ankle Services offers the full spectrum of minimally invasive techniques, and Dr. Anna Kupriyeva is ready to help you find bunion and hammertoe relief. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

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