Bunion / Hammer toes


Our doctors are experts in the repair of all bunion deformities with over 21 years of hospital and private practice experience. The procedure is performed at the hospital or surgery center under intravenous sedation and local anesthesia. The procedure takes approximately 40-50 minutes to perform. Post operatively, you will be discharged to home 1-2 hours after the procedure. The doctor will prescribe an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and pain medication to be taken post operatively to keep you comfortable.  Most patients have little discomfort after the procedure which is sufficiently controlled by the prescribed medications.  We have performed thousands of these procedures.  Our doctors are often asked to lecture and teach his techniques to colleagues, residents, and students. Using the most advanced techniques and years of experience,  we  provide our patients with a superior functional and cosmetic result. Unlike most foot surgeons, we are able to perform the procedure through a medial (side) approach which hides the scar much better than a dorsal (top) approach.  We are also well trained and experienced with revisional bunion surgery from previous failed / recurred procedures.   Given our experience, we are often asked by colleagues to take over the more difficult cases.   There are several types of bunion procedures which are selected based on the degree of your condition. The doctors will explain the procedure selection, risks, potential complications, and the post operative course in detail during your evaluation and pre operative consultation.   

There are various types of Bunion surgeries.  Our doctors will discuss the appropriate procedure for your condition.      


Hammer Toes
Our surgeons have performed thousands of hammer toes repairs.  They use a very small incision to repair these deformities.  If applicable, he tries to hide the scar in the joint crease of the skin.  This allows the patient to have a very small near non visible scar.  We generally will use a number of different fixation devices (screw, pin, absorbable pins, etc)  based on the defomity,  patient anatomy and bone quality. Our Doctors are well trained and experienced with plantar plate tears as well.   This is a more complex form of a hammer toe and often requires a very technical repair that most foot surgeons are not trained to perform.