Bunion SurgeryBunionectomy: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Bunions

If a bunion causes you frequent pain or interferes with your daily activities, surgery can bring relief. Our board-certified surgeon has been performing minimally invasive surgery for bunions for more than 30 years and can help you understand both the condition and its treatment.

What are Bunions?

A bunion is a bony bump on the joint at the base of the big toe (see arthritic bunion and tailor’s bunion).  Bunions are the result of too much pressure being put on your big toe joint, which could be caused by:

    • The way your foot is shaped, or if you have flat feet
    • The way you walk
    • The shoes you wear (if they are too tight)

Bunions can cause pain and swelling around the big toe and, when left untreated, may affect the alignment of other toes. Toenails may begin to grow into the sides of the nail bed. Toes may develop corns or become bent (hammertoes).

How is a Bunionectomy Performed at Northwest Surgery Center?

At Northwest Surgery Center, we’ve been performing minimally invasive surgery for bunions in the form of a bunionectomy to treat the pain and have done it for 30 years. Minimally invasive surgery for bunions is faster, safer and less expensive than other surgery types.

If I Choose to Have Bunion Surgery at Northwest Surgery Center, What can I Expect?

You’ll be treated in one of our modern surgery suites, where we use the latest technologies and equipment. Under local anesthesia, a small incision is made, and a specially designed surgical instrument is inserted into this incision. The entire procedure is performed through this tiny opening. At the surgery’s conclusion, a small bandage is used to protect the micro surgery area. The entire procedure – including pre-op preparation and post-op recovery – takes less than 90 minutes.

You’ll be able to walk and drive immediately following surgery, and many of our patients will go back to work the next day. You will need to wear post-operative shoes for about a week following the operation.

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