Minimally Invasive Surgery

What Does Minimally Invasive Surgery Mean? 

Patients love these procedures because they all:

  • Require minimal stitches
  • Incision of an inch or less
  • Very little scarring
  • Little to no time off work
  • Are many times performed in the office, which saves money spent at a surgical center
  • Have great outcomes

Types of MIS Procedures 

Hammertoe Correction

One of the most popular procedures are the Hammertoe correction procedures.

There are two types that we perform in the office, the extensor tenotomy or the flexor tenotomy. (It just depends on which type of hammertoe you have).

Both require a small stab incision and local numbing only. You actually walk out that day and can go right back to work!

This is a HUGE leap compared to the traditional hammertoe correction surgery with lengthy time off of your foot.

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy

This MIS procedure is performed in the surgical center because it requires very high tech equipment to correct chronic plantar fasciitis.

This surgery requires 1-3 stitches at the most and again, patients walk out the same day in a boot.

Skin Excisions and Biopsies

Most of these require no stitches and only local anesthesia. Most patients are able to get up and go back to work same day.

MIS surgeries include small masses, warts, ganglion cysts and nevi (moles).

MIS Bunionectomies


Tailor's Bunion, Bunionectomies, Bunionettes!

If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment


Staff was extremely friendly and professional. They took us back immediately and no waiting for doctor to come in. Dr Settles-Carter was amazing with my little girl. She took her time and explained every detail to my daughter. As we were leaving my little girl said Dr Settles-Carter was the best doctor ever. Coming from a 10yr old.

Bert King

It took some work, and patience, but my feet are much better now. Dr. Freels worked with me to find exercises, and more importantly, the right shoe to wear. So nice not to dread going into work, for the pain of simply walking. Despite what another review here says, they've never tried to sell me any shoes there, have always left the choice up to me.

Robert Griffith

The staff was very courteous. However, the care provided by Dr. Carter and the staff in the back was exceptional! I finally had answers for my health concerns and issues and a course or plan of treatment including the costs of the services they provide. I especially liked the hours of operation...I can see a doctor for the treatment I need without having to use my personal and sick days! Love the flexibility. Lastly, the ambiance esthetics were relaxing and beautiful.

Bonnie Ogle Taylor

The entire staff at Lexington Podiatry was very welcoming and friendly. Jill went out of her way to make sure my daughter was taken care of. We appreciate being seen so quickly (it would have taken weeks to have seen an orthopedist for her foot injury). Now, she is on the road to recovery! Great office, thanks everyone!

Team Wade 24

Had a great experience! Everyone was very nice, it was clean, the doctor took time to listen to me. She showed me my x-rays and explained them to me. I would recommend them to family and friends.

Heather Purvis

Accepted Insurance Providers

There may be providers, plans and coverage not included on this list. We will help you with navigating the options for coverage and costs. We also accept HSA, Flex accounts, Care Credit and prompt pay pricing for treatment at the clinic and surgical procedures. We do not accept Medicaid or CareSource plans at this time. Visit our New Patient page for more details.