Your Expert Guide to Bunion Surgery
When you have a bunion on your foot, you need to seek treatment as soon as possible. Otherwise, the problem can get worse and cause serious foot issues.
You are in good hands at the Foot and Ankle Specialty Group. Dr. David Soomekh provides individualized care to each patient from the beginning of the treatment process to the end. Learn what to expect during your bunion treatment in Beverly Hills.
What Is a Bunion?
Bunions are bumps on the side of your foot near the base of your big toe joint. Your big toe can shift over time and start to touch the toe next to it. This shift pushes your big toe bone outward, forming a foot bunion and causing foot pain, deformities, and stiffness.
Walking can become very uncomfortable when you have a bunion. If you do not treat it, your foot could suffer lifelong complications. This is why it is important to see an experienced bunion surgeon to correct the problem.
Causes of Bunions
Bunions are caused by a few factors. Some are genetic, meaning you are born with foot bone problems and can easily form bunions. Chronic stress and pressure on your feet can also cause bunions. And you may have a foot abnormality that has been present since birth.
Relief is possible with a foot surgeon who performs bunion treatment in Beverly Hills.
When Is Bunion Treatment Necessary?
Most bunion treatments consist of surgery by an experienced bunion surgeon. How do you know when it is time to visit Dr. David Soomekh for bunion treatment? The biggest sign that you need surgery is foot pain. If walking becomes unbearable and causes distress because of the pain, you need bunion treatment.
Your big toe might become tender or swollen without treatment. You may experience arthritis-like pain and inflammation that interferes with your ability to walk or wear shoes comfortably.
Some patients dislike the sight of their misshapen toes when they get bunions. Whether you have pain, difficulty wearing shoes, or don’t approve of the shape of your foot, all are perfectly acceptable reasons to seek surgery for your bunion.
Dr. David Soomekh takes a comprehensive approach to bunion surgery. Not only is his approach thorough and comprehensive, Dr. Soomekh customizes the procedure for each individual patient. His methods address all angles of your foot bunion so you can get long-term relief. Dr. Soomekh and his team use in-house 3D imaging to see the full scope of the problem before correcting it with bunion surgery.
There are many different ways to approach bunion surgery, and Dr. Soomekh considers them all before carefully planning surgery for each case. Each patient receives a customized treatment plan to correct foot problems for good. You don’t get a one-size-fits-all experience; he takes his time to treat you using the best surgical techniques possible. Each foot is different, each bunion is unique, and therefore, each surgery is meticulously planned for the individual patient.
Recovery and Follow-Up
Dr. Soomekh’s surgical approach to bunion correction makes it possible for patients to be back on their feet faster and with less pain.
His dedication to each patient sets Dr. Soomekh apart from other foot surgeons. He will be there to support you through the recovery process and each follow-up appointment, taking 3D scans to make sure your foot heals properly.
You can expect follow-up appointments after six days, three weeks, six weeks, and twelve weeks. If you have specific concerns, Dr. Soomekh is available day and night to address them. You will not have to meet with different providers for your follow-up care.
Common Questions Associated with Bunion Surgery
We understand that you want to know as much as possible about bunion treatment in Beverly Hills. We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about bunion surgery, and we’re happy to answer any further questions you have at our office.
Does Insurance Cover Bunion Surgery?
Your coverage will depend on your provider and insurance plan. In general, most providers cover bunion surgery at a certain percentage. Consult your insurance provider for specific coverage information.
What Can I Expect After I Recover?
Your bunion treatment should last for the rest of your life. Dr. Soomekh’s innovative approach to bunion correction aims to correct your foot problems for good. As long as you take care of your feet and avoid high-stress footwear, you shouldn’t experience any further pain, discomfort, or swelling from bunions.
Why Choose Dr. David Soomekh?
Dr. Soomekh does all of his patient care in-house, so you don’t have to go anywhere else for imaging, consultations, or postoperative care. This allows you to build a trustworthy relationship during your bunion treatment. Dr. Soomekh will take his time and correct your foot problems using high-quality surgical techniques and hardware.
You can alleviate your pain and return to your daily life with his careful, meticulous approach to foot surgery and bunion treatment in Beverly Hills.