Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
What are bunions?
A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. A bunion begins when the big toe pushes against the next toe, which causes the big toe joint to stick out farther than the toe. Arthritis, foot injuries, or genetic structural foot defects may also be causes for bunions. Wearing tight, narrow shoes might cause bunions or might make them worse. Smaller bunions, called tailor’s bunions can develop on the joint of your little toes as well. In many cases bunion surgery is necessary to remove these growths before they become debilitating.
How do we treat bunions at Milwaukee Surgery Center?
Dr. Weissman has been performing minimally invasive surgery to treat bunions for 30 years. Minimally invasive bunion surgery is faster, safer, has a faster recovery, and is less expensive than other surgery types.
What can I expect if I decide to have bunion surgery at Milwaukee Surgery Center?
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 go back to work the next day. You will need to wear a postoperative shoe for about a week following the operation.