Neuroma Surgery / Morton’s Neuroma Foot Surgeon NYC

Mortons-Neuroma-Surgeon-NYCA Morton’s Neuroma is essentially an entrapped nerve. A Morton’s Neuroma can cause varying symptoms but typically patients present with intermittent forefoot pain (such as a burning sensation) and persistent tingling and / or numbness; the pain may radiate into the toes. The symptoms are usually located between the third and fourth toes. It is NOT a dangerous condition and therefore treatment is determined by the extent of the symptoms it gives to the patient.

Please note: A doctor’s referral is NOT necessary from a General Practitioner to see our NYC foot surgeon for a consultation, 2nd opinion, or for treatment at our practice including Morton’s Neuroma surgery.

Dr. Mogul offers full out of network insurance benefits (we will contact your insurance company and submit your claim for you). You will enjoy the luxury and benefit of academic medicine in a top rated concierge environment without the hassle of long hospital waiting room times and paperwork. Most policies reimburse patients for most of the cost of their Morton’s Neuroma surgery. Our surgical coordinator will help you with a quote.

“I am totally impressed with the services of Dr. Stuart Mogul. I was told a year ago that I had a ganglian cyst on my foot and I went to him to get it removed. His prudent option was to do an MRI first to “map out a plan” for surgery. Much to our surprise, it wasn’t a ganglian cyst it was a Morton’s nueroma. Too many foot surgeons would have cut first, only to find out, at my expense, what he discovered ahead of time. He is thorough, knowledgeable, and truly caring. A class act.”~ CitySearch  

Morton’s Neuroma when untreated progresses as follows:

  • The symptoms start gradually and occur only occasionally, when wearing narrow-toed shoes or when carrying out certain activities which aggravate the situation.
  • The symptoms may be temporarily relieved by massaging the foot or by avoiding aggravating shoes or activities.
  • The symptoms worsen over time and may persist for several days or weeks.
  • As the neuroma enlarges the symptoms intensify and the temporary changes in the nerve become permanent.

Morton’s Neuroma surgery is a fairly quick out-patient procedure performed by the NYC foot surgeon, Dr. Stuart Mogul. The surgery is usually performed under intravenous sedation and an added local anesthetic injected in the toe to numb it for surgery. The surgery itself involves a 2 cm incision on the top of the foot just between the toes over the painful neuroma. The procedure then involves carefully removing the neuroma from between the toes. Dissolvable skin stitches are used to close the incision.

A thorough examination of the foot will determine if the pain you are experiencing is caused by something other than Mortons Neuroma, such as stress fractures in the bones, or by calluses or bunions. An MRI scan will ensure that there is no tumor in the foot. Tests on the way your foot moves can rule out arthritis or joint inflammations as the cause of pain. Once a Morton’s Neuroma is diagnosed the foot surgeon will discuss your surgical options with you including non-surgical treatments (if applicable). If the problem is chronic and the Morton’s Neuroma still persists after conservative treatments then surgical excision of the neuroma may be advised.

If you have any questions for the best in class foot surgeon, Dr. Stuart Mogul, or would like to schedule a Morton’s Neuroma consultation please feel free to contact our Upper East Side NYC office:

Dr. Stuart Mogul 
1111 Park Avenue
Suite 1B
New York, NY 10128
T: 212-769-0066