Do you have bunions? If so, there’s a newly developed bunion removal procedure in Los Angeles that is far more technologically advanced than any other. Dr. K’s minimally invasive surgery is a fast, effective, virtually painless procedure.
Your consultation with Dr. K will include x-rays and an examination to determine if you’re a candidate for the surgery. You will be able to schedule the date of your surgery during this consultation.
The surgery itself is quick, lasting about 45 minutes to an hour. The surgery is the epitome of minimally invasive; the incision in your foot will be only 5 to 10 mm long, and no muscle or tissue will be harmed. You’ll be able to leave almost immediately following the surgery. Pain levels are low and most patients stop pain medication at 3 days post-op. Due to low levels of swelling and pain, you’ll be able to walk starting the day after surgery.
The weeks following this surgery are easier than those following any other bunion removal surgery. You’ll have up to four appointments post-op—that’s it! Patients are generally cleared for all normal activities by week 8 post-op.
The sutures are located under the skin to promote minimal scarring—in fact, most patients report their scar to be nearly invisible.
While most bunion removal surgeries leave patients with heavy swelling and unable to walk for months on end, Dr. K’s surgery results in very little swelling and allows patients to walk short distances comfortably within 4 to 5 days.
Traditional surgery causes scar tissue that limits patients’ range of motion, prompting them to seek physical therapy. Dr. K’s surgery rarely causes any decrease in range of motion.
While traditional surgery methods don’t allow for the removal of severe bunions, this procedure does.
Pain - Pain for up to two months (varies from one person to another)
Scarring - The traditional method leaves behind a 4-5cmm / 1-2 inches scar which can be quite unattractive and at times painful.
Scar Tissue - This is different than scars on the skin. Scar tissue is the number one cause of prolong pain and limited range of motion on the big toe joint. This is due to dissection when performing bunion surgery.
Decreased Range of Motion - (of the big toe joint, 1st metatarsophalangeal joint) - Post-surgery, because of required dissection in this area when doing a traditional bunion surgery.
The scar tissue requires patients to go to physical therapy to get the range of motion back (kind of like rehab after a total knee replacement). take for patients to go back to regular often than men. with arthritis. between these
Swelling - One of the biggest problems with foot surgery. The foot is the last stop in the body so the swelling has no place else to go but stay in the foot.
The more swelling you have the more pain and the longer it take for patients to go back to regular shoes, go back to work, and so on...
After the Traditional Bunion Surgery
Minimal Incision - 5mm incision on the side of the big toe.
Mobility - Almost all patients are walking without crutches, some of our patients have gone back to work as little as one week. See testimonials
Zero to No Scar Tissue - The dissection is so minimal that in almost all cases had no scar tissue build up.
No Compromise on Range of Motion - (of the big toe) - Most patients do not lose any range of motion after this surgery.
Zero to No Swelling - This procedure is so minimal that the swelling is not noticeable. Minimal swelling means minimal pain and that leads to patients going back to regular shoes as fast as 2 to 4 weeks (compared to the traditional method of 3 months)
Tremendous reduction in post-operative pain - Because of the nature and the minimal approach of this surgery the pain is at its minimal.
Tested & Proven - This new method has been researched and there is a documented study out of Italy that followed 140 patients for a total of 6 years; the results were amazing.
After Dr. K's Bunion Surgery