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

Dr. Edward Farrell is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Farrell's areas of expertise include amputation, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. He takes United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, United Healthcare HMO, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Farrell completed a residency program at Parkview Hospital. Dr. Farrell is 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)

Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Filoramo practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Filoramo takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO.

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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.
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