Bunion Surgery using minimally-invasive techniques is performed by Dr. Richard M. Cowin.

This type bunion surgery is a relatively new way to correct problems in which the skin incision is only large enough to introduce special instruments into the offending area. They are often aggravated by narrow shoes, and a callus often forms on the side and underneath the bone.

Dr. Cowin uses cutting-edge technology, such as Laser surgery. A surgical Laser beam can cut or vaporize tissue almost instantaneously. It is so precise that the surrounding tissue is hardly affected. The beam sterilizes and seals the blood vessels as it cuts, so there's generally less bleeding, less post-operative pain, and less chance of post-operative infection than with conventional surgical instruments.

Plantar Fasciitis - Heel Pain -is suffered by many people. It can be treated with minimal-invasive surgery and is one common cause of foot pain. Known as "heel pain", this inflammation can be caused by a heel spur, gout, obesity, and other local and systemic diseases. When conservative methods of treatment fail, surgical intervention may be necessary. In most cases, the surgical treatment can be performed minimal invasively in the modern facilities of center for advanced foot and ankle surgery located in Central Florida.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave (ESW). "Extracorporeal" means "outside the body". Shock waves are created by very strong acoustic (sound) energy. The ESW treatment is performed with a device called the OssaTron. During ESW treatment, the dome of the OssaTron is placed against the heel so the shock waves pass through the dome to the heel. ESW treatment has been found to be effective for treating chronic proximal plantar fasciitis, heel spurs.

The Center specializes in treating all types of foot problems, from bunion surgery to plantar fascitis, with the latest technology and expertise available.

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