The term bunion refers to a bony bump at the base of the big toe, which causes foot pain problems for many in the NYC area. Bunion surgery, also known as bunionectomy is a surgical procedure to remove, a bunion. It is uncomfortable and painful that can make wearing shoes difficult. If you are suffering from a bunion, we welcome you to contact Dr. Suzanne Levine of Institute Beaute to learn more about bunion surgery in NYC. Her office is conveniently located on 885 Park Avenue. Call us today at (212) 535-0229 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation.

Diagnosis of Bunions

To diagnose your bunion, Dr. Suzanne Levine will preform an examination of your foot and provide further recommendations for the best options of removal of your bunions. She may also do an X-ray on your feet to confirm the diagnosis of the severity of the bunion. There are a variety of treatment options available.

Surgical Options for Bunions

A number of different surgical options are available. Most of these involve a bunion surgery (bunionectomy).

  • Removed the tissue around the toe joint
  • Straightening of the toe by removing some portions of the bone
  • Realigning the bones of the toe to the natural angle
  • Fixing the bones of the affected toe joint

After a bunion surgery performed by Dr. Suzanne Levine, a full recovery will likely take two months or more so you can begin to walk comfortably and experience less discomfort and pain.

Symptoms of a Bunion:

Some of the most common symptoms of a bunion include:

  • Bump on the foot at the base of the big toe
  • Chronic foot pain
  • Swelling around the joint of the big toe
  • Corns or calluses

We recommend setting up a consultation with Dr. Suzanne if your symptoms include foot pain, a visible bump on the joint, ability to move your toe or foot and the difficulty wearing shoes.

How Do You Get a Bunion?

Bunions typically form when the pressure of weight bearing and walking is unevenly spread across the foot. This will often cause joint discomfort and deformity. The most common causes of a bunion are:

  • Tight fitting shoes
  • Foot injuries
  • Congenital deformities present at birth
  • Abnormalities in walking patterns
  • Age (the incidence of bunions increases with age)
  • Being flatfooted
  • Past injury to the foot
  • Nerve conditions

Wearing tight shoes like stilettos that squeeze the toes together is also a common risk factor for developing bunions. Women who consistently wear high heels and other fashionably tight shoes often develop bunions on their feet.

Why Choose Dr. Suzanne Levine for Bunion Surgery in NYC?

Dr. Suzanne Levine of Institute Beaute is a board certified foot surgeon trained in all areas of foot and ankle surgery. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. She has performed many successful bunion surgeries including many celebrities. She has appeared on many TV Shows like The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors and published several best selling books on this topic.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Center for Specialty Care, -present
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, 2008-present
  • International Aesthetic Foot Society, Vice President and Co-Founder, 2005-present
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, Professional Associate of Podiatric Medicine, 1997-present

She has helped thousands of patients throughout her career by removing bunions with surgical procedures with natural and appealing results.