Best Bunion Specialist NYC – Bunions Foot Doctor NYC

Will my insurance company pay for the bunion / bunions surgery? In most cases, yes, insurance will cover your bunions surgery. Dr. Stuart Mogul’s NYC Foot Surgery Center offers full out of network insurance benefits (we will contact your insurance company and submit your claim for you). We will let you know if your insurance carrier covers your surgery or partially covers your bunion surgery.

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What exactly is a bunion? A bunion is not an abnormal growth on the side of your foot, but a mal-alignment of your big toe joint. The bones that make up your big toe joint, are no longer aligned straight, but are moving in opposite directions, causing the prominence that you see. Bunions are almost always hereditary and can be worsened by shoes and abnormal mechanics of feet.

Will my bunion / bunions get worse? Because bunions are progressive, they don’t go away, and will usually get worse over time. But not all cases are alike. Some bunions progress more rapidly than others.

When should you have bunion surgery? At Dr. Stuart Mogul’s NYC foot surgery practice, we use the following criteria as a best in class guideline when determining if surgery is indicated:

  • You have been diagnosed by the doctor with a bunion(s)
  • You may have been diagnosed with progressive arthritis confirmed by clinical exam and x-rays
  • You feel you have exhausted all conservative care. Conservative bunion therapy may include the following and can be provided by the doctor
  • Functional orthotics prescribed a your podiatrist and designed to relieve pressure within the big toe joint
  • Shoe therapy (including proper shoes for your foot type and activities and possible modifications to your shoes)
  • Activity modifications
  • You have unsuccessfully tried medications – short term therapy may help to reduce inflammation
  • Bunion interferes with daily activities
  • Pain inside the joint

Do bunions get bigger if they are not treated? Unfortunately, bunions are known to increase in size if they are not treated, but there is no method of accurately predicting when a particular bunion may become larger. If you are concerned that your bunion may grow, then it is best to visit the doctor who will be able to examine your bunion and from there determine whether there is a significant risk of your bunion becoming worse.

Do I have to have surgery to correct my bunion? Surgery is the only way to correct a bunion. This procedure is called a Bunionectomy and there multiple types of this surgery depending on your specific issue. It is important to know that the sooner the doctor diagnoses and treat a bunion the easier it is to correct.

Is bunion / bunions surgery an outpatient surgery procedure? Will I go home the same day? Yes, this is an outpatient procedure. The bunion surgery usually takes about one hour to complete. You will go home the same day. There is no hospitalization required.

Should people with diabetes consider bunion surgery? People with Type 2 Diabetes may have an increased risk of developing bunions and other foot problems including dangerous ulcers. If you suffer from diabetes, feel free to contact Dr. Mogul, a bunions specialist, at our NYC office for information about protecting your feet from bunions.

If you have any questions for the best in class NYC foot surgeon, bunions specialist, Dr. Stuart Mogul, or would like a complimentary foot surgery consultation with the podiatrist please feel free to contact our Upper East Side office for a complimentary consultation:

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