When Should I Get Bunion Surgery?

Here’s a question I get pretty often: why feet?  And I answer, because I love feet. And usually I’ll add a comment about how it’s a good thing I’m not a gastroenterologist or a urologist or something along those lines. But the next question I get almost as often, is when should I have my bunion surgery, or any other foot surgery?  And that, my dear NYC podiatry patients, is the topic of this week’s fun and fact filled blog.

Elective surgery, like stock market fluctuations and ad prices on my favorite daytime soap operas, is seasonal. There may be a better time to undergo elective foot, or any other type of surgery. And there may be a worse time. However, as your friendly neighborhood NYC podiatrist I’m here to tell you that any time can be a fine time - as long as it’s your time.

Some prefer the winter to ensure readiness for summer shoes and activities, while other patients prefer the broad footwear choices of the summer and avoidance of winter weather, not that it’s really a factor with the climate change reality/hoax (I’m apolitical here) upon us. In any case, the time to undergo any type of elective surgery such as bunion or hammertoe correction, is when you feel ready. It’s when the problem which you are seeking to solve is a significant drain on quality of life, and the removal of said problem would confer a significant improvement in quality of life. And that, my friends, transcends time and space.

So, if you’re considering elective foot, or any other kind, of surgery like bunion surgery, think a little about the season and a lot about yourself. Our NYC podiatry patients do well, because they are in the zone, mentally, psychologically, physically and socially prepared for recovery and to become better than they were. And that is why your feet are in good hands. Not too shabby.

If you or someone you love is considering bunion surgery or any other corrective foot surgery, contact our office for a consultation today. We look forward to helping you find a plan that best suits your needs.

See you in the office.

Ernest Isaacson

Author
Ernest Isaacson Dr. Ernest Isaacson is a graduate of the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. After completing two years of comprehensive training in various medical specialties including internal medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and podiatric medicine, Dr. Isaacson completed a comprehensive one-year podiatric surgical residency. Dr. Isaacson is active in research and publication in basic and clinical science. Dr. Isaacson is also a dedicated family man who enjoys running, reading and spending time with his family.

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