A surgical procedure used to alleviate pain and restore proper alignment to the joint of the big toe. This procedures involves the surgeon making one or more small incisions on the toe and inserting a small surgical camera (about the width of a pencil) into the incision. This camera is known as an endoscope. This camera allows the surgeon to see the foot or toe in high definition and navigate around all of the structures. Once the toe has been examined, the excess tissue of the bunion is then removed and the joint is realigned. If the joint is severely deformed, it may be stabilized with tiny wires, stitches, screws, or plates. The incision is then closed with either a stitch or sterile adhesive strips.
Bunionectomy is performed as an outpatient procedure using a minimally invasive approach at Regency Healthcare’s state of the art surgical facility. Patients will not need to stay overnight and will be able to leave the surgical practice the same day.