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Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Shinder is a podiatrist. His areas of expertise include orthotics, osteomyelitis, and ankle sprain. Dr. Shinder has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Shinder trained at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. Dr. Shinder's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Aria Health, and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Bone Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Edward Farrell practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Farrell include hammer toe, orthotics, and foot pain. Dr. Farrell is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Farrell completed a residency program at Parkview Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Miller works as a foot doctor. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include hammer toe, orthotics, and foot pain. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Aria Health, and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ). He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO. He completed his residency training at Parkview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Fractures, Osteomyelitis, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Filoramo's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Filoramo include hammer toe, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Filoramo is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.