About Bunion Surgery (FAQ)


1. Will my insurance company pay for the bunion surgery?

Almost all insurances will pay for bunion surgery as well as nearly all other types foot and ankle surgeries.


2. How soon can I walk after surgery?

You will walk immediately. Dr. Hormozi performs the most advanced and minimally invasive bunion surgeries. This allows most patients to walk immediately after surgery in removable surgical shoes, return to regular shoes by 3-4 weeks, and resume normal activity in 4-6 weeks.


3. Is the surgery painful?

Since Dr. Hormozi performs minimally invasive bunion surgery most patients will only experience minor pain for about 2-3 days after surgery.


4. Will I be able to walk normally, exercise, run, or wear high heels after healing from my bunion surgery?

In most cases, yes.


5. What type of anesthesia is used for bunion surgery?

Most bunion surgeries involve local anesthesia with Monitor Anesthesia care (light intravenous sedation).  Sometimes general anesthesia maybe indicated.


6. Will my bunion get worse if I do not have surgery?

Because bunions are progressive problem, they don’t go away, and will usually get worse over time. But not all cases are alike. Some bunions progress more rapidly than others.


7. Is it better to have it fixed now, or should I wait?

When the pain of a bunion interferes with daily activities, it’s time to discuss surgical options.