• Keyhole surgery with no metal fixtures
  • Minimally invasive, day case surgery
  • Exclusive to The Private Clinic
  • No crutches, no downtime
  • 15 years experience and 1,200 procedures performed each year

Minimally Invasive Bunions Surgery

The Problem

For the majority of people who suffer from bunions, it is the appearance that bothers them and it can make choosing the right shoes or sandals for special occasions a challenge. For others the pain and swelling from bunions can really affect their everyday life, but the downtime associated with bunions removal surgery is often not an option.

What is the Best treatment for Bunions?

Previously, a surgical bunion removal treatment often involves a significant recovery period where you will not be able to easily walk. This can have a big impact on work, sport or exercise which you will not be able to do for 6 months. Many of us lead busy lifestyles, the old bunion surgery is often not an option which leaves many bunion sufferers having to rely on remedies such as bunion pads, paracetamol and wearing wide shoes. Although many remedies prevent the development of bunions and relieve some pain, they are unable to treat the bunion and reduce its size.

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Here at The Private Clinic of Harley Street London, we are excited to be able to offer a minimally invasive surgical bunion removal procedure that has been inspired by keyhole surgery techniques. The minimally invasive bunionectomy procedure was originally developed by Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon, Dr Bianchi. The keyhole procedure is able to remove bunions from the foot with a quick mini-invasive surgical procedure that doesn’t involve any fixative devices such as screws, plates or wires. After the treatment patients are able to walk immediately with no crutches and get back to their everyday activities, with no downtime and a lot quicker than traditional bunion removal surgery. The scaring post-procedure is also minimal as no z shaped cut is used.

Bunion surgery may also be necessary if the big toe pushes into the second toe, causing a painful hammer toe. Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon, Dr Bianchi treats hammertoe with a similar method. Please mention this when you book your consultation at our London Harley Street Bunion Clinic.

Minimally invasive bunion surgery is exclusively available at The Private Clinic of Harley Street, London under the strict supervision of Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon MD, Andrea Bianchi founder of PBS, the team who developed the percutaneous bunion surgery in 1996 and has supervised over 50,000 surgeries since.

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Patient advisor consultations for Bunion Correction surgery are also available in Birmingham, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Bournemouth and Northampton.

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.
  • Minimally invasive procedure, 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
  • Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon, Mr Bianchi is an expert in his field and  has been carrying out bunion operations for 15 years
  • Dr Bianchi carries out over 1,000 bunion operations a year
  • Walk immediately after surgery, with no crutches or extensive downtime required.
  • No need for an overnight stay
  • Minimal post-operative pain and aftercare.
  • 2-3mm skin incisions which leaves no scar
  • 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 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.

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“I was able to walk immediately after the operation!” *
-Karen

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The Problem

For the majority of people who suffer from bunions, it is the appearance that bothers them and it can make choosing the right shoes or sandals for special occasions a challenge. For others the pain and swelling from bunions can really affect their everyday life, but the downtime associated with bunions removal surgery is often not an option.

Bunions Removal Treatment

Our minimally invasive bunion procedure was developed by Mr Andreas Bianchi and his team. It uses a revolutionary technique that does not require the fracture of the foot to be immobilised/rested in order to heal. The procedure uses surgical dental burrs to correct the deformity and modify the bones of the foot. These burrs are inserted through very small 2-3 millimetre incisions and are guided using a special radiological device allowing the surgeon to see the bones and burrs without the need for larger incisions. Dr Bianchi will then create a series of small and precise fractures that are referred to as geometric fractures. These fractures do not require fixative devices such as screws or pins which force the bone into place. They are instead left to heal naturally. Once the bones are realigned, the fractures are left free to allow the foot to heal according to the patient’s load-bearing needs and not to a pre-set standard that may not be right for the patient. The bones are then left to heal in a more natural position which results in better comfort and functionality post procedure. You will then be encouraged to bear weight on your foot shortly after your procedure to encourage the correct physiological readjustments and you will be able to walk out of the hospital without the need for crutches after your procedure.
Before you leave, your foot will be bandaged and taped using a personalised bandaging technique which allows the physiological healing process to spontaneously restructure the foot and avoid any additional stress caused by arbitrary immobilisation. You will be required to wear this for up to 20 days before returning to the clinic to have it reduced and many patients at this stage will be able to leave wearing loose-fitting trainers too.

Bunion Surgery Recovery

The change to the shape of your foot will be instant however you may not be able to see this due to the bandages that are applied to your foot post-procedure. You will be able to see your results when you return for your post-op check 2 weeks after your procedure. It may take a few months for your foot to take its final shape but you will be able to walk on it immediately.

Your first check-up will take place between 15-20 days post procedure. At this time your medication will be changed and your bandaging will be reduced. In most cases, you will also be able to remove your post-surgical shoe and wear comfortable shoes such as trainers. Your surgeon will then make any further check-ups that you need and a follow-up x-ray will be arranged after 45 days to see the results.

What happens at a bunion follow up appointment?

Downtime

You will be able to walk without the use of crutches almost immediately post-surgery. It is advised that you take care and do rest it when possible but many patients are able to return to work or their everyday tasks after 1-2 days.

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    We are the UK’s leading cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced surgeons in the country working with us. Consultant general and Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Bianchi joins us at our London Harley Street Bunion clinic to offer the bunion correction and removal procedure.

    Dr Bianchi carries out 1,200 minimally invasive bunionectomy and forefoot surgery cases a year.

    Patient advisor consultations for Bunion Correction surgery also available in Birmingham, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Northampton.

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