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Traditional UK Bunion Surgery vs. Private, Minimally-Invasive Treatment

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It’s estimated that 30% of the UK suffers from painful bunions. Apart from causing discomfort, many patients feel embarrassed by their appearance and find that it can interfere with wearing certain shoe options. With two different kinds of treatment methods available, how are they different and why should you choose treatment with us here at The Private Clinic?

Cost of traditional bunion surgery UK

In the UK, the cost of traditional bunion surgery is £4,218 with consultation fees usually included.

While free treatment is possible on the NHS, many hospitals will only operate for extreme cases which often requires being added to a waiting list. When combining this with the time to attain a GP referral to being deemed suitable and in-need of the surgical procedure, it can be quite a considerably long process which is not ideal if wanting to treat bunions during a specific time period (such as when time can be taken off, before a vacation or the Summer season).

NHS bunion surgery is also very invasive and often uses fixative devices such as screws, plates or wires. This results in an increased amount of downtime with patients needed to expect anywhere from 2-6 weeks off their feet; meaning a large amount of time off work or social activities.

How much does private bunion surgery cost:?

At The Private Clinic, an initial consultation with our expert Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Bianchi is £200 (includes a free foot X-ray). The price for the no screw, no scar treatment of one bunion is £4,600 with a reduced price for the second bunion.

We also offer free consultations to find out more about the procedure prior to meeting with Dr Bianchi with our patient advisers and finance options for our bunion treatment.

Consultations with Dr Bianchi are available in London and Manchester, they can be easily booked via phone with your procedure at the closest time convenient for you. As treatment is private, no referral is needed and treatment can be carried out on bunions varying in different severity grades (not just on extreme cases). If you would like to undergo your treatment at a specific time this can also be possible; just contact us or your patient advisor (patient advisors are assigned to each patient post-consultation).

While private treatment is more costly than NHS or traditional methods, many patients find that it is worth the additional costs in order to receive faster care easily, without excessive downtime (you leave the hospital walking) or having to undergo invasive surgery (broken bones, screws, wires and scars).

Our bunion surgery costs include:

  • Consultation – Patients will meet with our expert Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon, Dr Andrea Bianchi who will explain in detail how the keyhole bunion operation is performed as well as answer any questions.
  • X-Ray – A free X-ray of the foot (or feet) to be treated will be carried out in-house to help the surgeon assess your suitability for treatment.
  • Hospital fees – These are all included within our costs.
  • Orthopaedic bunion surgeon cost – This is included within our costs.
  • Shoes following surgery – Patients will be given specialised orthopaedic footwear to wear during recovery for 3 weeks.
  • Aftercare – We have a 24-hour patient helpline so you are always in the best of hands.
  • Follow-Up Appointments – A post operative check up with Dr Bianchi and an X ray are required following treatment. This is charged at £200. 

Traditional Bunion Surgery Compared to Minimally-Invasive Bunion Treatment at The Private Clinic*Tabled traditional bunion surgery information has been taken from the NHS website and their available materials.

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Why choose The Private Clinic for Bunion Removal Surgery?

  • Exclusive to The Private Clinic in the UK, there is no other operation like this one.
  • Bunion Removal Surgery is performed under local anaesthesia using keyhole techniques.
  • This is the only natural operation with no metal fixtures such as wires or screws being used.
  • There is a 98% success rate following the bunion operation.
  • Mr Bianchi, an expert in his field has been carrying out bunion operations for 15 years.
  • Dr Bianchi carries out on average 1,200 bunion operations a year.
  • You will be able to bear weight on your foot quickly after surgery.
  • No need for an overnight stay
  • Minimal post-operative pain and aftercare.
  • Treatment carried out in our state-of-the-art London Fitzroy hospital
  • 24-hour patient helpline direct to your nursing team and surgeon, which means should you have any concern we are here to help.
  • Dedicated post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team. We are here to give you the best experience.
  • Our minimally-invasive bunion removal treatment has been recognised in this years Tatler 2020 Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Guide.
  • Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound confidence.
  • View our bunion before and after photos.
  • Watch our bunion treatment and testimonial videos.
  • Read our extensive bunion FAQs

For more information or to book a consultation with our expert orthopaedic surgeon at our bunion clinic in London Harley Street and Manchester please call us on 0333 920 2471 or use our online bunion contact form to request a call back.

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