3 Hidden Benefits of Learning Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) has been around for more than 40/50 years. There’s been some upturn and downturn.

Now as I accidentally found out about MIS in a cadaver lab in New Orleans, something struck me. This could be it! I remember I was about to quit and go into another business but something struck me. There’s an attractive side to MIS, that little portal that most patients are not aware of. Nowadays, all other parts of the body are been done using a minimal incision approach so why not the foot?

MIS has a steep learning curve but once you can go over that hump there are a lot of benefits.

MIS reduces post-op swelling

If you are traditionally trained like I was, you know that it is difficult to avoid the post-op swelling. No matter how you dissect that tissue, it’s difficult to avoid it.  But just by the fact that you have to create a larger incision, it’s almost unavoidable to develop some post-op swelling.

It’s very different if you start doing MIS. You’ll be shocked! There is very little swelling typically if it’s done properly. Just prepare yourself not to show your emotions in front of your patients when you first do it. Patients will eventually see it and leave great reviews. Their word of mouth feedback is not something you can manipulate.

MIS: Revenue up + cost down = higher profit

Increased Revenue

Your revenue will increase because of your reputation in your niche. You may opt-out from insurance plans (by the way my book about opt-out is coming out soon). Once you start opting out, you would be able to provide patients with great all-inclusive service at a premium price.

Reduced Expenses

You will unintentionally save on advertising costs. This is because you won’t have to spend much money to promote. Most times MIS promotes itself and your patients will promote you because they’re happy. Your biggest expense is the tax which you can’t do anything about. However, your second biggest expense is payroll.

If you check out the post about my office, you’ll see it’s efficient and modern. You can run your practice with just a few employees. You don’t need to have 4 or 5 employees. You don’t have to see 200 patients a week. And these approaches to your practice will significantly decrease your payroll expense. Very economical surgery equipment will drive your supply cost down too.

MIS fosters improved mental health

Think about this. You have to deal with your job, patients, employees. When do you have time to enjoy your family? You have to be mindful of your stress level. With MIS, you do surgeries at your office so you don’t have to commute or wait your turn at the hospital. You can enjoy your own place; it’s smaller with less work time and fewer patients.

These benefits I don’t mind repeating because I want you to know. But you have to follow the system and a good process so you don’t have to go through on your own. That’s why my mission came about. My passion was to coach and develop a proven system.

If you’re interested in learning more check out my program.


Office-Based Surgical Suite for Podiatrist or Foot Surgeon

Hello Doctors,

I made the video above to show you a complete tour of my podiatry office which includes my office-based surgical suite. Read below for more details.

So let’s start.

Now you don’t need a big, fancy 5,000 or 6,000 square feet office. What I’m showing is 1,800 square feet which I created for a foot and ankle practice with a built-in surgical suite.

This is my clean modern waiting area. I don’t participate in most insurance plans so I don’t have 50 patients a day. I only see 10 to 12 patients a day, working three and a half days a week.

Primary Treatment Rooms

Treatment room #1: This room is about 8’ by 8’ or 8’ by 10’. I have an MLS laser machine for post-op swelling or sports injury.
Treatment room #2: I have my shock wave and diagnostic ultrasound machines.
Treatment room #3: This room is 1,800 square feet. I do ABI tests for vascular study before surgery.

The Surgical Suite

The most important things for me are a mini C-arm and an Osada drill set for cutting bones and shaving bones. There’s also a digital pneumatic tourniquet but I don’t even use it anymore. Most MIS procedures are performed without tourniquets, avoiding possible vascular complications. Here’s a traditional digital x-ray setting.

My office-based surgery suite is about 15’ by 15’. It used to be about 12’ by 15’ but I opened the wall and made it bigger. You really need a 10’ by 12’ or 12’ by 12’ room for your office space. This is my office where I do most of my computer work, consulting work, and rest.
I also have a couple of bathrooms and then two autoclaves in a small room which is also a kitchen area. I also have one ultrasonic cleaner because as long as you have an office-based surgical suite, you have to sterilize everything.
So that was a quick tour of my MIS practice with an office-based surgical suite.

Benefits of having an office-based surgical suite

Everything’s done right here. When patients come to my office, they enjoy so many benefits:

  • They don’t have to go to the hospital or a surgery center.
  • They save lots of money for coinsurance.
  • They don’t have to pay facility usage to a hospital or surgery center.
  • They enjoy comfort conveniences.
  • They don’t have to meet new people.

In another setting, patients usually have to go to a pre-op room along with many other patients. They have to wait for their turn to go to war then come out to the recovery room. Instead, they come here to the same office and the same staff that they’re used to. They just walk in from the treatment room, get the surgery done and go back to the treatment room.

The treatment room works as a recovery room. Most MIS procedures are done using local anesthetic, twilight sedation. But most of them can be done locally which is another plus. So patients don’t have to worry about complications from sedation anesthesia.

If you want to have an office-based surgical suite like mine join my MIFAS Accelerator 2.0 Program

As I said, I have a very flexible schedule: three-and-a-half days a week. Most of the time when I don’t see patients, I basically talk to doctors.

With my MIFAS Accelerator 2.0 program, I meet with my current clients every week on Friday evenings. We do live coaching calls to discuss their surgery cases and their minimally invasive surgical skills. We also discuss office-based surgical suites like the one I showed you to help them set up their own custom layout. A lot of documentation is very important for office-based surgery which I provide during the coaching program.

If you are even remotely interested then watch this quick video on MIFAS Accelerator 2.0

Watch my free webinar on how you can skyrocket your practice profits with MIFAS and an OBS.

To your wealth and success,