Mr David Gordon explains the benefits of his bunion surgery
I carry out all bunion surgery using a minimally invasive, keyhole surgery technique. The benefits include minimal scaring, faster recovery and return to normal activities compared to traditional, open surgery.
During the procedure 3 or 4 small incisions (2-5mm) are made allowing access to the bones for reshaping, straightening and pinning without the need to extensively cut other tissues, muscle and skin. Traditional open surgery goes through all these layers to reach the bunion and the healing of the subsequent large wound causes stiffness and swelling, a hindrance in terms of pain and recovery.
The surgery is performed using specialised instruments, inserted through the small incisions, all under the guidance of an X-ray machine.
Patients can be awake or asleep during surgery which takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on the complexity of the bunion.
I have performed over 500 keyhole bunion corrections and over 1500 Keyhole foot procedures.
From the very first consultation onwards I was completely confident in Mr Gordon’s ability and I knew I’d found the right surgeon for the job! Mr Gordon was confident that I’d have great results and he was right.