Dr. Mogul offers full out of network insurance benefits for your surgery (we will contact your insurance company and submit your hammertoe surgery claim for you). Most policies reimburse patients for most of the cost of their surgery. Our surgical coordinator will help you with a quote and assist you with all paperwork.
“I found the office staff to be helpful, friendly and very nice. The surgery center is clean and again safe. My surgery was seriously painless and I experienced no complications whatsoever. His commitment to being on the cutting edge of medicine with his foot surgery practice is very apparent. I can not write enough about him. I recommend seeing him if there is anything about your feet that you are unsatisfied with.”
Hammertoe is a foot deformity of the second, third, or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, causing it to look similar to a hammer. Left untreated hammertoes can become inflexible and painful and therefore require surgery. Hammertoes are caused by changes in strength of the small muscles in the foot, worsened by tight or ill fitting shoes and high heel shoes. The development of a bunion may also lead to a hammertoe deformity.
The hammertoe surgery itself takes less than half an hour to perform (depending on the number of toes affected).
During the surgery a small half inch incision is made on the side of the hammertoe in order to minimize scaring. A small portion of bone measuring around 3-4mm is removed and the tendons are rebalanced around the toe so that it no longer curls. Patients usually can walk immediately after the hammertoe surgery wearing a special surgical shoe. Minimal medication is usually required following the surgery.
Your surgery will take place at one of our modern surgery suites where the foot surgeon uses the latest technologies and equipment. Under local anesthesia, a small incision (about a quarter of an inch) is made and a specially designed surgical instrument is inserted into this incision.
The entire surgery procedure is performed through this tiny opening. At the surgery’s conclusion a small bandage is used to protect the micro surgery area. The entire procedure – including pre-op preparation and post-op recovery – takes less than 30 minutes.
If you have any questions for the best in class foot surgeon, Dr. Stuart Mogul, or would like to schedule a foot surgery consultation please feel free to contact our Upper East Side office.