Bunion Surgery Information
Dr.Moy vs. Other Podiatrists
Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a recognized leader of virtually pain-free foot surgery, Dr. Moy is the specializes in pain free bunion removal and other surgical procedure of the foot and ankle. Patients travel from across the country and overseas to visit his state-of-the-art medical facility and benefit from his highly refinedsurgical techniques. Patients express their gratitude to Dr. Moy, who blends science with art to achieve amazing results for his patients.
-Dr. Richard Moy DPM
What is a Bunion?
A bunion is a bony growth that forms at the base of the big toe, protruding from the side of the foot. They are comprised of bone and soft tissue. They usually develop on the big toe joint and can be quite painful. In addition to a visible protrusion on the side of the foot, a bunion can also develop a red area of irritation over the big toe joint.
Symptoms of Bunions
Red, calloused skin can be found on the inside edge of the big toe. Bunions will typically be painful, especially to outside pressure from your shoes. In addition, arthritic changes in the joint can cause pain from within the bunion. Over time, the bunion can cause the big toe to shift sideways away from the protrusion. Once the big toe moves, it can cause the second toe to move as well, effectively deforming the foot.
Causes of Bunions?
The most common cause of bunions is an inherited faulty mechanical structure of the foot. Bunions themselves are not inherited, but the faulty mechanical structure is. An overly mobile first metatarsal joint is typically to blame in these instances. The problem is usually exacerbated by wearing shoes that are too narrow. Wearing better-fitting shoes and using an insole can help alleviate the symptoms and reduce the risk of developing bunions.
When to seek Bunion Surgery?
While there are a variety of conventional treatments that can be effective for bunions, in some cases surgery is required to avoid deformation of the foot. As with any surgical procedure, a bunionectomy should only be sought after a thorough consultation with a trained physician. An x-ray is usually taken to determine the best way to perform your surgery. The surgery can then remove the excess tissue and relocating the bunion bone to its proper position.
Why choose Dr. Moy as your Bunion Surgeon?
Dr. Richard Moy performs more bunion surgeries than any other doctor in the world. His extensive training and unparalleled experience make him the best choice for performing your bunion surgery. He has an impressive track record when performing bunionectomies, with over 1,000 evaluations from former patients available for review. There are over 100 documented ways to remove a bunion, and Dr. Moy has developed a method that is virtually pain free and prevents the bunion from recurring.
On average, about 15% of people who undergo a bunion removal will have the bunion return. This is usually due to the technique used by the surgeon, but it can also be affected by the level of pre-existing arthritis in the big toe joint. Dr. Moy’s procedure, however, is specifically designed to eliminate the chances of recurrence. In fact, Dr. Moy’s procedure is guaranteed to get rid of your bunion and ensure that it never comes back.
Real Patients Testimonials
Everyone goes to Dr. Moy for bunion surgery. He is hands down the best and most knowledgeable. I've already had one foot done, I had the best experience, hardly any discomfort, my recovery was smooth and I had zero complications. I send everyone to Dr. Moy. Your feet are so important, why take the risk and go to someone else!!
Rate MDs Review
Dr Moy was highly recommended to me I had bunion surgery over a year ago by an orthopedic surgeon with many complications. After 9 months and continued toe pain the original surgeon agreed that he needed to go back in and " clean up" tissue and bone , I decided to change course and visited Dr Moy . He was very professional and answered all my questions .. My surgery was successful and painless , I had three pain pill prescriptions the first surgery and zero with Dr Moy. The initial visit is a group visit with a video and question answer time but I found that to be quite helpful. Without an X-ray how can a Dr help you anyway ? It's unfair to be negative about this Dr because one thinks he is arrogant He may have good reason to be! He is an excellent Dr and I will be forever grateful .
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