Bunions (hallux valgus)
A bunion is a bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. HCA hospitals offer surgery to remove the bunion, which takes about one hour and is performed under a local anaesthetic on an outpatient basis. Pins, wires and screws may be used to hold the bones in place while they heal.
If you have bunion treatment at an HCA hospital:
- you can be sure you are being treated by an expert surgeon, with years of practice in removing bunions
- you should notice real results – bunion surgery at HCA hospitals is usually very successful, with up to 85% of people showing an improvement in symptoms
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You can choose the consultant and hospital most convenient for you by simply entering the treatment into our ‘Consultant finder’.
With us, you can be sure you are getting the best available treatment. When you have any treatment in one of our units or hospitals, you will experience a number of benefits:
- Access to consultants who are experts in their field, working with the latest treatments and leading technologies in state-of-the-art facilities that smaller private hospitals cannot match.
- We are London’s leading private hospital group, treating 400,000 patients each year. This volume drives excellence and experience. We are constantly investing in the latest treatments, technologies and medication - £500 million in the past decade - many of which are not available on the NHS or via smaller private hospitals.
- You can be confident that we can take care of all your treatment needs. We are the only private hospital group to offer such an extensive range of treatments for patients of all ages.
- No waiting time. Your care will start as soon as you're ready.
- Your safety is protected. Our consultants have access to more critical care beds 24/7 than any other private healthcare group in the UK, while other private hospitals don’t have any on-site critical care facilities in the event of an emergency. If you need urgent care you’ll receive it instantly – it’s very rare for us to transfer patients to another hospital. Our rates of MRSA are nearly five times lower than the national average. And we have zero recorded cases of some other common infections.
What to do next
Once you have decided that you would like to be treated at an HCA hospital, or would like further information, here's what to do next:
- Call one of our advisors on +44 (0) 20 7079 4399 or complete our web enquiry form.
- Check with your insurance company that your policy covers your treatment, and obtain authorisation.
- Visit or call your GP to obtain a referral letter and then call us to make an appointment to visit your chosen consultant and hospital at a time to suit you.
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