Bunion can cause immense pain and impede movement, it is highly treatable with proper procedures and care. Different kinds of bunions require different surgical procedures. Consult Dr. Ong to learn more about different treatment options.Book Appointment
Bunion surgery or bunionectomy is performed to remove and treat bunions.
A bunion is a bony swell or bump that forms at the base of your big toe joint. It occurs when the bones in the front portion of your foot move out of place, causing your big toe to shift abnormally close towards your other toes.
As a bunion can be very painful and restrict toe mobility, it is highly recommended to visit a foot and ankle specialist to accurately assess and treat your condition.
Bunion surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you can generally return home on the day itself.
The recovery period differs for each person, depending on the severity of the bunion and the extent of the surgery. It will generally take about six to eight weeks to recover after surgery, while full recovery may take up to several months.
During the surgery, you will be administered an ankle block anaesthesia, which numbs the areas below your ankle.
Afterwards, Dr. Ong will then make a small incision along your big toe and remove the bunion. They may also realign your big toe joint using metal plates or screws. In severe cases, your surgeon may also have to reposition other damaged joints that develop arthritis.
Lastly, your toe will be stitched and bandaged, and you will be brought to the recovery room for monitoring.
Prior to bunion surgery, you will have to undergo several diagnostic tests to assess your general health, which may include:
The need for a bunion surgery generally depends on the type and severity of the bunion. Different kinds of bunions also require different surgical procedures.
For mild cases of bunion that do not cause pain, surgery may not be required. However, surgery may be needed for more severe cases of bunion when:
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Dr. Ong Kee Leong is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. He subspecializes in shoulder and knee, foot and ankle, hand wrist and elbow surgeries, arthroscopic sports surgery, and the management of sports-related injuries.
He has been registered with the Singapore Medical Council as a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery since 2011.
Consultation fees are charged based on length of consultation, and start from SGD$150 (within 30 minutes).
We accept the following modes of payment:
If you are insured and would like to use a Letter of Guarantee (LOG) from the major insurers in Singapore, please contact us and our friendly clinic staff will assist you and provide more information if required.
Yes, you can. Our Clinic is an accredited day surgery clinic by the Ministry of Health. Singaporeans and Permanent Residents may use their Medisave for eligible orthopaedic inpatient procedures and hospitalizations.
The exact amount would depend on the complexity of the procedure. If you have any enquiries, feel free to speak to our friendly clinic staff about using your Medisave account.
Yes, patients who have purchased Integrated Shield plans with riders for co-insurance and deductibles will be able to use them in our clinic for eligible procedures. For more information, contact us to find out if your procedure is claimable.
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