minimally invasive bunion surgery


  • Done in office under sterile conditions
  • Local anesthesia to the bunion site
  • 2-3 small stab incisions to the bunion site
  • 1st stab incision is to release ligament of the big toe joint
  • 2nd and 3rd Stab incisions are to shave the bunion bump
  • The shaved bunion bone is taken out from the same stab incisions
  • One stitch for each stab incision
  • Time: 30 mins


  • 3 weeks
  • Protective walking with a surgical shoe from day one
  • Stitches are removed in 2 weeks
minimally invasive bunion surgery


  • Chronic swelling that might linger for few months
  • Possible recurrence of bunion in a few years and might require a more invasive hospital procedure
  • Infection. Oral antibiotic is given to minimize infection

Benefits of In-office Surgery

  • Avoid hospital and general anesthesia costs
  • Smaller incision, less scar
  • Quicker recovery
  • In-office Surgery: 2-3 weeks, walking with surgical shoes from day one
  • Hospital bunion surgery: 6-8 weeks, first few weeks are non weight bearing

Benefits of hospital surgery

  • A more permanent fix to the bunion
  • A complete fix of the bunion deformity
  • Able to do other procedures at the same time such as hammer toes repair

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