How can I prepare for bunion surgery?

What to expect from bunion surgeryIf you are to the point that you are ready for bunion surgery, proper preparation it important. First, you’ll need to have your bunion carefully evaluated with X-rays or other diagnostic images to determine how serious the damage is and consider the type of surgery that will be best for you. During this time, our experts at Podiatry Associates, P.C. will also discuss your expectations and what will happen during and after the procedure.

Depending on your current health, you may need a physical exam from your primary care physician to determine if it’s safe for you to have surgery. This extra step is common for patients living with heart or lung conditions. Before the procedure, you may have to stop taking some regular medications. You might need to arrange for a driver to take you to and from your appointment on the day of your surgery as well. We will discuss all of these preparations, as well as any others you may need, in more detail with you at your pre-surgery appointments. Contact our offices in Cherry Creek, Castle Pines, and Parker, CO, for more information about bunion surgery. You can reach us online, or by calling (303) 805-5156.

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC