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Gangnam Severance Hospital, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Bunion Surgery procedures among its total of 502 available procedures, across 14 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Bunion Surgery procedures at Gangnam Severance Hospital, as all prices are available on request only. There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 8 in total, and they are accredited by JCI Accredited
Sarang Plus Hospital, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Bunion Surgery procedures among its total of 124 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Bunion Surgery procedures at Sarang Plus Hospital, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes
I am an American living in Seoul. I had shoulder surgery and follow up physical therapy at Nanoori from Feb - Jun 2015. The medical care is fast and efficient. At first visit I had evaluation, x-ray, MRI, care plan and scheduled future surgery within 3 hours of arriving. Surgery was successful. Hospital stay was enjoyable. Follow up visits always had very little waiting. Staff and physicians are always friendly and helpful. I will use this hospital again if the need arises.
Asan Medical Center, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Bunion Surgery procedures among its total of 586 available procedures, across 16 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Bunion Surgery procedures at Asan Medical Center, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Clinic, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes
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A bunion is a bony bump that occurs when some of the bones in the front part of your foot move out of place and causes your big toe to point laterally towards your little toe. A bunion is a foot deformity that can be painful. When nonsurgical treatment methods cannot relieve the pain and the problem restricts you from carrying out everyday activities, your doctor may recommend for you to undergo bunion surgery (also known as a bunionectomy, bunion removal, or hallux valgus correction) to correct the deformed area.
Bunion surgery can be performed under local anesthetic, but you may also request a general anesthetic. During the surgery, your surgeon straightens the bone behind the big toe by cutting the ligaments at the joint. If your bunion is severe, the surgeon may need to have the bone cut by performing a technique called an osteotomy.
You may leave the hospital on the same day of the procedure, but you need to stay in South Korea for 2 weeks. During your stay, you will attend follow-up hospital checkups to monitor your healing as well as for the removal of stitches.
The full recovery period can take around four to six months. However, you should be able to return to work and some light activities within four to six weeks. You may also drive after two weeks if necessary.
During the first couple of weeks, you will need to wear a cast or surgical boot to protect your foot and you make sure you do not get your stitches wet. Your surgeon will likely send you to physical therapy so you can learn exercises to strengthen your foot and lower leg. Since your foot will remain swollen to some degree for a few months, try to wear shoes with ample room to minimize the pain.
Bunion surgery is known to be highly successful with almost 95% of patients indicating they would recommend it to other people. However, just like any surgery, there is the risk of some side effects and complications, such as recurrence of the bunion; the surgery overcorrects the bunion so your toe points inward.
Bunion surgery should only be performed when it is severe. If you do not want to undergo this procedure, you can opt for the alternatives, including taking over-the-counter medications (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen sodium), changing your shoes, using nonmedicated bunion pads, applying ice to your bunion, and using shoe inserts to help distribute the pressure evenly.
A severe bunion can cause discomfort, pain, and limit your mobility. After bunion surgery, you will be able to complete your everyday routines.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.