Surgery is not indicated for “neuropathy.” However, many patients (especially diabetics, but many others as well) have nerve compression in addition to neuropathy. You have probably heard of carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand. The same thing can happen in the feet. This is especially true for diabetic patients. In fact I have seen patients diagnosed with neuropathy that only had nerve compression. If a patient demonstrates nerve compression in addition to, or instead of neuropathy surgery to free up the compression on these nerves can be very helpful. We have recently added new equipment in our office so this surgery can be done in a minimally invasive way with a scope. We are very excited to offer this new procedure that requires a shorter recovery and less wound complications to our patients who suffer from nerve compression related pain or numbness!