We offer Minimally Invasive Surgeries in office here at East Texas Foot and Ankle Centers. Dr. Kent has completed extensive training with the AMIFAS to obtain certification in this method of surgery. When you have a minimally invasive surgery, your procedure is done under a local anesthesia. Dr. Kent is certified to administer Nitrous Oxide to patients that may be anxious about their procedure. There are many advantages to MIS. Often patients have less pain, they are more cost effective, and you have a quicker recovery time. Another great benefit is the decreased risk of infection and complications, as well as smaller incisions meaning smaller scars. Many surgeries can be done under the MIS technique including hammertoes, bunions, bone spurs, and plantar fascia releases.