The only treatment for a painful bunion is through surgery, which is covered by most insurance companies. Many patients with health insurance often find that they need to copay or co-insure about 10 to 50% of the bunion treatment cost.
Each patient is unique and cost can vary depending on the individual and severity of the bunion. Please contact our office for a price range.
Sometimes you may be required to pay more, like when a second surgical procedure is for additional correction of the big toe, as is the case with Akin Bunionectomy.
Most insurance providers cover bunion surgery if it is determined to be medically necessary. Of course, this requires proof of pain and/or discomfort. If you have a health insurance plan, it will have a significant impact on the cost of your treatment. For instance, the network rate is typically negotiated between the doctor and your health insurance company, which will affect what you need to pay out-of-pocket.
Size of Incision? 5-10 MM
Recovery Time? 2-4 WEEKS
Pain & Swelling? VIRTUALLY NONE
Before the procedure, ask your insurance provider about your costs, including deductible, copay, and coinsurance. If you have high out-of-pocket expenses, utilize your Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and Health Savings Account (HSA) to reduce your costs.
For more information or to set up your Consultation, please call 1.877.366.8911 or contact us online.