Hi Doc. I have bunions. Should I have bunion surgery? I heard it’s very painful & takes forever to heal**.
In all cases of surgery, benefits must be weighed against the risks. Bunion surgery can be relatively painless & minimally disabling, or can bother you for many months.
The surgeon should have several years experience & be Board Certified or Board Qualified. The doctors at the Ankle N Foot Centers posses all the qualifications mentioned.
Most of our bunionectomy patients are in gym shoes in around a month. We also use long acting anesthetics & meds to keep the post-op discomfort to a minimum. A good discussion should happen between you & your doctor & then a decision will be easier.
Good Luck, we hope this Helps!
Ankle N Foot