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Doctor insights on: Bunion Removal Procedure

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Is there a surgical procedure to remove painful heel spurs?

Is there a surgical procedure to remove painful heel spurs?

Yes: There are actually several procedures for heel spurs if all conservative care has failed. Talk to your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Mathew John
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Bunion Removal (Definition)

Bunion removal, bunionectomy, or correction of bunion deformity all refer to the same group of surgical procedures. Depending on how severe the deformity is a determination is made as to which procedure would work best. A bunion deformity is a deviation of the 1st metatarsal towards the opposite foot and of the great toe towards the outside of the foot. Correction can involve ...Read more


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How successful are wart removal surgeries?

How successful are wart removal surgeries?

Because warts are : viruses I typically do not recommend excision, as they can recur even after cleared with any treatment. I prefer the armamentarium of treatments we as dermatologist have to treat them, with the most stubborn warts responding to intralesional Bleomycin ...Read more

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Is ingrown toenail surgery painful?

Is ingrown toenail surgery painful?

Ingrown nails...: The surgical part of it will be painless if you are anesthetized properly. Getting an injection to numb up the toe isn't the most comfortable feeling, however it only lasts for a few seconds then the rest of the removal is pain-free. ...Read more

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Easy scar removal - how effective is surgical scar removal?

Easy scar removal - how effective is surgical scar removal?

Varies: Scar revision is better for wider scars. I would wait until the scar matures at least 6-12 months after wounding though. http://www.cosmeticsurgerytruth.com/blog/?p=13810. ...Read more

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What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

One incision: Single port surgery uses a special port that multiple instruments go through, unlike traditional laparoscopy where each port canfield only one instrument. Advantages of single port surgery are mostly cosmetic. ...Read more

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Is bone removal needed during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Is bone removal needed during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Possibly: Bone removal is only necessary, if it is interfering with the dentist's ability to access and remove teeth. If a tooth is fully impacted in the jaw, then bone removal for access is always necessary. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst removal surgery: is it safe?

Ganglion cyst removal surgery: is it safe?

Yes: But you must remember nothing is 100 %. The simplest of procedures can have complications. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

It depends...: If your doctor is a contracted member of your insurance plan, and your deductible and co-insurance level is reasonable, the cost should be nominal. Ask your doctor's office staff the check your benefits and provide you with an out-of-pocket estimate. This should be pretty close to your exact cost. ...Read more

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What does the procedure for wisdom teeth removal entail?

What does the procedure for wisdom teeth removal entail?

Ask oral surgeon: Depends on the tooth. Sometimes simple extraction. Sometimes raising a flap to remove bone. Sometimes local anesthesia, sometimes general anesthesia. Get a consultation from the wisdom tooth expert - oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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Is scar revision surgery safe?

Is scar revision surgery safe?

Yes: Assuming you are in good health and your surgeon is properly trained working in a safe facility. ...Read more

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Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: Bone grafting is not usually required after wisdom teeth removal. Usually bone grafting is only recommended in areas where missing teeth may need to be replaced some day. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or outpatient procedure now?

Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or outpatient procedure now?

Ovarian cysts: Most ovarian cysts can be removed laparoscopically which is an outpatient procedure. It is nowadays unusual to have to be inpatient for this. This obviously depends on the expertise of your surgeon. Advanced gynecological laparoscopists rarely have to perform a laparotomy (open surgery) for ovarian cyst removal. Davinci robot-assistance may facilitate a minimally invasive approach. ...Read more

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Can lower lid surgery be done after cataract removal?

Can lower lid surgery be done after cataract removal?

Yes: After you heal completely from your cataract surgery, you can have any other surgery. Be sure to get the clearance from your original cataract surgeon. ...Read more

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Are stitches removed after varicocele surgery?

Are stitches  removed after varicocele surgery?

Sometimes: If all the stitches are plaed under the skin they will not be removed. If they can be seen they will be removed after an appropriate period of time, usually 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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What is an elective surgical procedure?

What is an elective surgical procedure?

Elective: Elective surgery is any operation that is not considered an emergency and thus can be done at the convenience of the patient, surgeon or hospital operating room availability. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic surgery painful?

Is cosmetic surgery painful?

Yes: All surgery is painful after the procedure. Some surgeries more than others. Don't believe any physician who claims the procedure is painless. If they do, search for a different doctor who is honest with you about what to expect. ...Read more

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Surgical wisdom tooth removal with only local anesthesia. Is that safe?

Surgical wisdom tooth removal with only local anesthesia. Is that safe?

Yes: Having wisdom teeth removed under local anesthesia is a very safe procedure. However, depending on the position of the teeth, your age, level of apprehension, expectations, and skill level and surgical technique of your dentist, it may not be the most comfortable option. ...Read more

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Big Toe Pain (Definition)

A description of a discomforting feeling in or around the area of the big or great toe. This pain may sometimes be accompanied with swelling, redness or ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Bunion (Definition)

The increased growth of bone on the side of ...Read more