Bunion Surgeon London – Mr. Kaser Nazir

bunion_surgery_1 Kaser Nazir, is a specialist foot surgeon who performs at least 250 bunion operations a year in the NHS and private sector. He works at Guys & St Thomas’ NHS trust and on Harley Street at the London Foot & Ankle Surgery. He uses the latest bunion surgery techniques including minimally invasive bunion surgery. What does modern Bunion Surgery involve: – Complete correction of deformity to prevent recurrence of bunion – Use of specially adapted titanium screw and/or plates to ensure that you can put weight on the foot straight away. – No Cast – Minimum swelling and full return of big toe joint function – Smaller scar or through key hole – 2 weeks off work for most people Is bunion surgery painful? – Modern techniques allow the use of local anaesthesia and the patient wakes up with the numb foot with no pain. Most people take painkillers for 3 days and pain is well managed. – Most reports of the procedure being “very painful” are not routinely reported by our patients. Can the bunion re-occur? – Recurrence rate is less than 5% and most bunions that recur are not as painful or progress to be as bad as the original bunion deformity. How long is it before I can wear normal shoes? – Patients can return to a wide trainer 2-3 weeks after operation and 80% of patients return to smart shoe at 8 weeks. However, swelling may persist for up to 6-12 months and some patients may struggle to return to shoes for a long while. How long before I can go to the gym? – You can return to light exercise after 6 weeks but any significant impact will not be allowed for 8-12 weeks. Can I have the procedure under local anaesthetic? – Absolutely, Mr Nazir performs 50% of all bunion operations under loca ankle block anaesthetic, however if you are anxious then it can be performed under sedation or general anaesthesia. Will I need to stay in the hospital? – Most bunion surgery is done as a day case procedure. How long does the procedure take? – Typically, the procedure takes 40 minutes per foot. Can both feet be done at the same time? – Yes, although patients find it easier to get about after doing one foot at a time, both feet can be done safely. When can I get my feet wet after the surgery? – Typically after 10 days. You can shower using a protective Limbo device. What are the risks of bunion surgery? General risks of surgery: – infection 0.5-1% – Deep Vein thrombosis/ Pulmonary Embolism – Scar problem – Prolonged swelling – Complex regional pain syndrome Bunion Surgery related risks: – Joint stiffness – Nerve irritation/numbness – Recurrence – Removal of screws/plates – Pain in ball of foot What are the procedures Mr. Nazir commonly performs? – Scarf & Akin Osteotomies – Chevron osteotomy – Lapidus TMT Fusion – Opening wedge osteotomy of 1st metatarsal – MICA – minimally invasive operation (Key-hole) How much does a bunion operation cost? From £2000 per foot inclusive Is my Bunion Operation covered by Private Medical Inurance? – Mr. Kaser Nazir is covered under all private medical insurance providers. Please enquire with us for more information. – Appointments: Tel: 0207 820 8007 Email: appointments@londonfootandanklesurgery.co.uk Website: www.londonfootandanklesurgery.co.uk