Roanoke Foot and Ankle, Dr. Peter F. Kelly, DPM


A Laser-Based Surgical and Medical
Practice Specializing in the
Foot and Ankle

Where our state is State-of-the-Art !

ROANOKE
540-989-3338
BEDFORD
540-586-6269
RADFORD
540-731-0088
ROCKY MOUNT
540-483-5110

In SouthWestern Virginia,
"We are where you are!"

Dr. Peter F. Kelly, DPM
Board Certified by:
- Amer. College of Laser Surgery
- Amer. Board of Podiatric Surgery
- Foot and Ankle Certified
- Amer. Board of Quality Assurance
Safe Quality Outpatient Surgical Center
provided at No Charge for our Patients

FOR YOU IMPATIENT WEBSURFERS......

PUBLIC SECTION:

JUMP TO: SURGICAL SECTION - What we Fix.
JUMP TO: SOME LASER SPECIFICS
JUMP TO: DOCTOR SECTION - Dr. Kelly's Background
JUMP TO: PURPOSE

PROFESSIONAL SECTION:

JUMP TO: REFERENCE SECTION of Original Publications (General)
JUMP TO: LASER REFERENCE SECTION of Original Publications (Technicals and Applications)

SURGICAL SECTION - What we Fix.

SURGICAL SECTION - Bunionectomy

Go to BUNIONECTOMY

SURGICAL SECTION - Tailor's Bunionectomy

Go to TAILOR'S BUNIONECTOMY

SURGICAL SECTION - Neuromas

Go to NEUROMAS

SURGICAL SECTION - Hammertoes

Go to HAMMERTOES

SURGICAL SECTION - Warts and Plantar Lesions

Go to WARTS

SURGICAL SECTION - Heel Spurs

Go to HEEL SPURS / PLANTAR FASCIITIS

SOME LASER SPECIFICS:
Conventional surgery cannot emmulate lasers in similar procedures.

Pain control:
The laser seals the nerve axons thus body electrolytes
cannot irritate them and cause nerve pain.

Absolute hemostasis:
The laser seals the small vessels which minimize
post-operative swelling and bleeding.

Infection risk eliminated:
The laser operates at a bacteriocidal temperature.
It is thus auto-sterilizing.

Rapid return of functionality:
Microscopically controlled swelling means early joint
range-of-motion, and early normal return of function.

Then there are things only a laser can do:

Incisionless surgery:
Now, this we have for warts, and other lesions.
Compared to the older style lasers you usually see advertized.
This discussed is in the wart and laser sections.

DOCTOR SECTION - Dr. Kelly's Background.


DOCTOR SECTION - C.V.

Dr. Kelly's C.V.

DOCTOR SECTION - Publications.

Publications

DOCTOR SECTION - Teaching Positions.

Teaching Positions

Statement of Purpose

We are the only exclusively Laser-Based Foot & Ankle practice in SouthWestern VA. International and interstate patients find local accommodations, are able to undergo outpatient procedures, then shortly return home due to very low complication rate. We followup with their local physician to inform him for our procedures.

While similarly named procedures are done by many physicians, our recovery time, postoperative pain, swelling and complication rate might be different. Be advised that most physicians advertise LASER when it is only used for treating warts or toenails.

Wart or toenail surgery is an important step forward from conventional measures, but will not be addressed here. Please contact our office if you need this work done. Our technique also includes conventional laser procedures.

Dr. Kelly has advanced many difficult procedures in his training and research, which in part, was at a specialized Podiatric Surgical Residency at Straith Hospital for Special Surgery in Michigan, an internationally renowned privately owned plastic surgery hospital. See CV section. Plastic surgery training changes how a doctor treats soft tissue. This additional care determines the outcome. Then, the laser is an addition to fundamentally good surgical technique.

Obtaining a pain free result and rapid functional return to lifestyle is our goal.

Additionally, training in and having instructed microsurgery has augmented Dr. Kelly's microsurgical training in his treatment of delicate tissue structures.



"These are RESULTS which SELL THEMSELVES"



REFERENCE SECTION of Original Publications (General)

Note: These are technical publications, not public advertisements. E-mail inquiries will be answered from Podiatrists or Podiatrists having enrolled in the laser courses at Wenske Laser Center, Laser Centers of America, or other independently arranged lecture sites. Please also include your approximate course date. My responses are no good for legal or medical-legal opinion unless previously arranged.

REFERENCE SECTION - Laser Article

"INTRODUCTION TO PODIATRY, AND HOW DID LASERS GET HERE?"

REFERENCE SECTION - Laser Article

"Nd:YAG CONTACT TIP Vs. COLD STEEL APPLICATIONS IN
PODIATRIC FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY", Abstract

REFERENCE SECTION - Laser Article

"KTP LASER APPLICATION TO CALCANEAL SPUR RESECTION
AND PLANTAR FASCIECTOMY", Abstract

REFERENCE SECTION - Laser Article

"A SYNOPSIS OF GENERAL Nd:YAG LASER APPLICATIONS FOR THE PODIATRIC LASER SURGEON"

REFERENCE SECTION - Laser Article -

"APPLICATIONS OF THE Nd:YAG LASER TO PODIATRIC SURGERY"
Pioneering Work Involving 185 Patients for Laser Surgery
"Part 1 - "The Light Scalpel - Nd:YAG Laser Contact Tip"
"Part 2 - "The Nd:YAG Laser for the Podiatric Surgeon"
"Part 3 - "Quantitive Studies - The Nd:YAG Vs. Conventional Surgery"

REFERENCE SECTION - Laser Article -

"KTP LASER APPLICATION TO HEEL SPUR SURGERY "
Pioneering Work for Laser Heel Surgery
"Part 1 - "Theory and Indications for KTP Laser"
"Part 2 - "Applications of KTP Laser To Heel Spur and Podiatric Surgery"

REFERENCE SECTION - Surgery Article -

"Medial Ankle Stabilization Utilizing Tibialis Posterior Tendon Graft"

REFERENCE SECTION - Surgery Article -

"A New Approach to Split Thickness Skin Grafts"

REFERENCE SECTION - Surgery Article -

"Orthopedic Biomaterials"

REFERENCE SECTION - Clinical Article -

"PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE: A PRACTICAL MONITORING METHOD"
Winning the Angiology Award at PA College of Podiatric Medicine
"Part 1 - "DISCUSSION OF VASCULAR ASSESSMENT "
"Part 2 - "CALIBRATION OF THE DOPPLER ULTRASOUND"
"Part 3 - Figures and References

REFERENCE SECTION - Clinical Article -

(Warning,large, probably boring)
"Part 1 - "Neuropathy and Arthropathy in the Insensitive Foot"
"Part 2 - "Neuropathy and Arthropathy in the Insensitive Foot"
"Part 3 - "Neuropathy and Arthropathy in the Insensitive Foot"
"Part 4 - References and Tables

REFERENCE SECTION - Clinical Article -

"Diagnostic Techniques for Osteomyelitis"

REFERENCE SECTION - Clinical Article -

"Osteoarthritis and Exercise - Cause or cure of the Arthritic?"

LASER REFERENCE SECTION of Original Publications (Technicals and Applications)

Note: These are technical publications, not public advertisements. E-mail inquiries will be answered from Podiatrists or Podiatrists having enrolled in the laser courses at Wenske Laser Center, Laser Centers of America, or other independently arranged lecture sites. Please also include your approximate course date. My responses are no good for legal or medical-legal opinion unless previously arranged.

LASER REFERENCE SECTION - Lasers and Laser Physics

Article is in outline form.

LASER REFERENCE SECTION - Safety and Hazards

Article is in outline form..

LASER REFERENCE SECTION - The CO2 Laser

Article is in outline form.
Procedures: Warts, Nails, Incisional bone-assisted procedures

LASER REFERENCE SECTION - The Nd:YAG Laser

Procedures: Contact for bunion, incisional and assisted osseous surgery
Procedures: Noncontact for nonincisional deep tumor destruction

LASER REFERENCE SECTION - The Argon Laser

Procedures: Incisionless wart distruction.

LASER REFERENCE SECTION - The KTP Laser

Procedures: Plantar fasciotomy, Incisionless wart distruction.

LASER REFERENCE SECTION - Other Lasers

Ho:YAG, Copper-Vapor, Q-Switched/Pulsed-Dye, Excimer, Er:YAG.

LASER REFERENCE SECTION - PDT and Biostimulation Lasers

In Phase III clinical trials, or not FDA approved.

LASER REFERENCE SECTION - Bibliography

Includes a speed-reading bibliography.


Where our state is State-of-the-Art!