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How long does a bunionectomy take?
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
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In brief: Depends on procedure
There are various types of bunionectomy procedures that can be performed.
The procedure time can vary from just a few minutes to one to two hours.

In brief: Depends on procedure
There are various types of bunionectomy procedures that can be performed.
The procedure time can vary from just a few minutes to one to two hours.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
In brief: It can vary.
Depending on the procedure, it can take anywhere from 20 minutes from first cut to finishing the bandage application all the way up to 2 hrs if it's in conjunction with other procedures, or involves a joint fusion or other reconstruction.
Also take into account the time doing paperwork, checking in, meeting your anesthesiologist, and afterward in the recovery room. This all adds up to several hrs.

In brief: It can vary.
Depending on the procedure, it can take anywhere from 20 minutes from first cut to finishing the bandage application all the way up to 2 hrs if it's in conjunction with other procedures, or involves a joint fusion or other reconstruction.
Also take into account the time doing paperwork, checking in, meeting your anesthesiologist, and afterward in the recovery room. This all adds up to several hrs.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
In brief: Depends
Depending on the procedure(s) selected by the operating surgeon to correct the biomechanical features of the bunion as well as the experience of the surgeon can change the length of the procedure dramatically.
Discuss this with your operating surgeon.

In brief: Depends
Depending on the procedure(s) selected by the operating surgeon to correct the biomechanical features of the bunion as well as the experience of the surgeon can change the length of the procedure dramatically.
Discuss this with your operating surgeon.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: Length surgery
It depends.
There are 135 different surgeries. Depending on the surgery picked and the skill of the surgeon it can take anywhere 45min to 2 hours.

In brief: Length surgery
It depends.
There are 135 different surgeries. Depending on the surgery picked and the skill of the surgeon it can take anywhere 45min to 2 hours.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: 45 minutes to 1 hour
45 minutes to 1 hour.

In brief: 45 minutes to 1 hour
45 minutes to 1 hour.
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Dr. Robert Mihalich
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