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The Benefits of Outpatient Foot Surgeries
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Foot surgery can be considerably challenging for patients when compared to other surgeries. This is because there is always some level of recovery time involved that somehow affects work, exercise, and other responsibilities. Fortunately, some foot surgeries can be done in an outpatient setting. This allows patients to experience a reduced surgery time, leave the surgical center on the same day of the procedure, and heal in a home environment instead of at a hospital.
No Hospital Stay
Staying in a hospital is not as comfortable as recovering at home, and there are likely fewer things to distract from any pain after the surgery. Even when you are ready to leave the hospital, the process can sometimes take several hours because you are one of many patients in the building. In contrast, an outpatient surgery happens in a facility with all of the benefits of a hospital, such as state-of-the-art equipment and an experienced medical staff, but with none of the waiting. Since the facility is smaller, more focus is placed on each patient. These shorter, outpatient stays are also less expensive than stays in the hospital.
A Shorter Recovery
Most patients feel more comfortable going home after their surgery where they can receive help from friends and family members. Healing at home is also more ideal because it gives you a chance to learn how to function at home following the surgery right away, rather than having to readjust after having already been in the hospital for a while.
Often times, outpatient surgeries are shorter than surgeries done in the hospital. Outpatient centers utilize minimally invasive surgical methods, which means that there are smaller incisions, less cutting through muscle and tissue, and quicker techniques. All of these is beneficial to your recovery time, which is shorter because your body has gone through less trauma with a minimally invasive procedure. If you are having your surgery performed in an outpatient center, you can rest assured that your doctor has determined that the procedure is both safe and effective enough to allow you to return home the same day.
Choosing an outpatient surgery center is a great option for people who wish to heal in their own home while still experiencing relief from their foot condition. Patients do not have to deal with the hassles that come with a hospital stay and will be able to feel more comfortable, and return quickly to work and other regular activities.
Dr. Matt Ahmadi is a leading Foot Doctor (Podiatrist) in Mission Viejo. Dr. Ahmadi is a Board Certified Foot Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Ahmadi is a leading foot and ankle doctor, who has earned the Doctor of Podiatric Medicinedegree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. He completed his post graduate training in Podiatric medicine and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at the Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Ahmadi´s residency consisted of three intense surgical years at a level one trauma center where he performed advanced procedures in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.
Dr. Ahmadi specializes in reconstructive surgical and non-surgical care for children and adults as well as a wide variety of foot and ankle diseases and disorders. He places emphasis on educating patients about the function and dynamics of the foot and ankle in order to prevent future problems.