Are you suffering from painful and ugly bunions?

Visit The Atlanta Bunion Institute and get your feet back up and running!

The Atlanta Bunion Institute specializes in the treatment and removal of painful bunions. Whether you’ve recently noticed a bit of discomfort in your feet or have been suffering from bunions for a long time, there’s no reason to live with chronic foot pain. Our state-of-the-art surgery center located conveniently near the Atlanta airport is designed to get you back up and running with minimal recovery time. Call to set up a consultation with Dr. Stanley R. Kalish, a leading expert in the surgical treatment of bunions.


Bunion surgery treatment by category

Source: Based on information from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Mild Bunion

Shaves the bony excess on the outside of the metatarsal head. Realigns the muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding the joint. Recovery takes 3–4 weeks and usually involves wearing a postoperative shoe. May not correct the deformity that caused the bunion.

Moderate Bunion

Same as for a mild bunion, plus osteotomy (cutting) of the metatarsal head to shift it into proper alignment. The bone is held in place with screws or pins. Recovery takes 4–6 weeks, depending on the procedure. You may need to wear a short cast and use crutches.

Severe Bunion

Cuts away the bony excess at the head of the metatarsal bone. Removes a wedge-like piece of bone and realigns the metatarsal, which is secured with screws or pins. Corrects tendons and ligaments. Recovery takes 6–12 weeks. You may need to wear a short cast and use crutches. If the joint is beyond repair, it may be replaced with an artificial joint.