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Does Bunion Surgery Cause a Lot of Pain?

“Good afternoon. Thank you, Dr. Weber, for permitting me to relate my experiences with the California Foot and Ankle Institute. I first came to you about two years ago via a brochure that arrived at my home. I was quite impressed, so I came in for my initial visit. You examined me and I spoke about the pain I was having while walking and also the marked irregularity in many of my toes as well as the bunions. So, doctor, you felt that you could certainly do the job and straighten them out for me. I was very concerned – I had discussed with you at that time the pain I’d be having, the post-operative problems and you said to me not to worry. Being a retired physician, I took you at your word and you sounded very appropriate, you were extremely professional in your examination and discussion. As a result of that, I decided to go forward with the procedure.

My left foot was done first. I went home right after the procedure – I was driven home because I obviously was coming out of anesthesia and couldn’t drive – and had a very restful evening. I did very well – had absolutely no problems at all. Absolutely no problems at all. It’s amazing. I think I took one Tylenol, 500 mg, and that was about it. I came to see Dr. Weber on Monday. The procedure was done on a Friday.

He was delighted at my progress, the dressings were changed, there was minimal bleeding, minimal, MINIMAL, I must tell you, minimal pain. Of course I was in a boot, and I was watching my procedure of walking, and I was very pleased. Through the following months as things progressed, Dr. Weber did my toes – straightened them out as there were a marked number of hammertoes and difficulties I’ve had over the years. Then we did the right foot, also for the bunion and a few hammertoes.

Overall my experience here at the Foot and Ankle Institute, under Dr. Weber’s care and surgical procedures, were all done without any complications. I must tell you that as a retired physician, I was extremely pleased. I was extremely delighted at everything that came out, and I’ve referred patients here in the past. If I can be of any further assistance to you in discussing this issue, feel free to contact me at any time. Thank you.”

Dr. Wolfe