Bunion Surgery

Over time, the joint at the bottom of your big toe can become deformed, causing pain and discomfort. This deformity is known as a bunion. 

Bunion surgery aims to correct the alignment of your big toe, relieving pain and restoring the shape of your foot.

Our specialist team will help you decide when bunion surgery is appropriate, and get you back to walking pain-free and doing the things you love.

The first step is to have an initial consultation with one of our specialists. With no waiting lists, you can access prompt care at a time that suits you whether you are paying for yourself or if you have medical insurance.

Book your appointment here or call us on 01622 237 727

 

What to expect from Bunion Surgery

  • Should I have bunion surgery?

    If non-surgical treatments, such as painkillers or bunion pads haven’t helped, it may be time to consider surgery.

    Non-surgical treatment helps relieve symptoms, but surgery is the only way to permanently correct a bunion. If left untreated, it may get bigger and more painful.

    Your consultant will be able to discuss all the options with you to help you decide if surgery is right for you.

  • How much does bunion surgery cost?

    At KIMS Hospital we offer a guide price of £3,700

    The guide price is based on the usual clinical needs of patients having this procedure. The price will only change if your pre-admission assessment identifies any additional clinical needs.

    Following your pre-admission assessment, your final quoted cost is part of our fixed price package that includes the consultant’s fee for performing the procedure, anaesthetic fees, follow-up consultations and all hospital costs including theatre time, nursing care and length of stay.

    Once you have made the decision to go ahead with surgery, payment will be taken upfront. Our fixed price guarantee means there are no hidden costs and you can have peace of mind this is taken care of ahead of your surgery so you can concentrate on your treatment and recovery.

    Not everyone will have the funds to be able to pay for their surgery upfront. We offer 0% finance options which can help you spread the cost of your surgery over time.

    It is important to note that your initial consultation with your surgeon is not included within the package price. Your surgeon will invoice you separately for this.

  • What does the surgery involve?

    Surgery is usually carried out under general anaesthetic, although sometimes it can be performed under local anaesthetic. There are different methods of bunion surgery, and your surgeon will be able to discuss all the options with you during your initial consultation.

    There are different methods of bunion surgery, and your surgeon will be able to discuss all the options with you during your initial consultation.

  • How long will I stay in hospital?

    Bunion surgery is carried out as a day case procedure, meaning you’ll be able to go home the same day as your operation. You’ll be given pain killers to take home with you too.

  • How long is recovery and will I be able to walk after surgery?

    Exact recovery time will vary, depending on the severity of your bunion. You might have a swollen foot and ankle for three months or more.

    At home, you’ll need to keep your foot raised to help reduce swelling. Initially, you will need crutches to move around. As you heal, you may be able to rely less on crutches and wear a special shoe that takes the weight off your toe and keeps it on your heel. You probably won’t be able to wear normal shoes for at least 6 months after surgery.

    You probably won’t be able to wear normal shoes for at least 6 months after surgery.

  • When can I go back to work and when can I drive?

    Both going back to work and driving will vary from patient to patient and from job to job but it may be between six to twelve weeks after your procedure before you can do either. However, your surgeon or GP will be able to give you more detailed guidance.

     

Payment to suit you with 0% and fixed rate interest options

Following an appointment with your Consultant, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your treatment. With interest free finance at Representative 0% APR (fixed) along with longer term fixed rate loans, there is an option for everyone.

Our Consultants

  • Mr Henry Willmott

    BMBS, BMedSci(Hons), Msc. FRCS (Tr & Orth)

    • Ankle Replacement
    • Bunion Surgery
    • Shockwave Therapy
  • Mr James Ritchie

    FRCS (Tr&Orth)

    • Ankle Replacement
    • Bunion Surgery
  • Mr Mark Norris

    MBChB MRCS FRCS(Tr&Orth)

    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Bunion Surgery
    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Replacement (Partial)
    • Knee Replacement (Total)
    • Shockwave Therapy
  • Mr Stefan Weitzel

    MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

    • Ankle Replacement
    • Bunion Surgery