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PODIATRIST, DR. NEAL M. BLITZ, A NEW YORK AESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE FOOT AND ANKLE SURGEON STATES, "IN MY MANHATTAN BUNION SURGERY PRACTICE, PATIENTS FREQUENTLY INQUIRE ABOUT LASER BUNION REMOVAL.  BECAUSE LASERS ARE OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN MEDICINE, PEOPLE ASSUME THAT A LASER CAN ZAP AWAY A BUNION, EVEN THOUGH MANY PATIENTS ARE NOT EXACTLY SURE WHAT A BUNION IS OR WHAT A LASER CAN ACCOMPLISH.

IT IS MY EXPERIENCE THAT PATIENTS DON'T REALLY CARE IF THEIR BUNION WAS REPAIRED WITH A LASER, TELESCOPE, OR A STETHOSCOPE.  WHAT PATIENTS REALLY WANT IS THE BUNION GONE WITH A NICE COSMETIC RESULT AND LITTLE DOWNTIME..

LASERS ARE EXCELLENT AT TREATING A VARIETY OF COSMETIC ISSUES THROUGHOUT THE BODY.  A LASER IS A POWERFUL LIGHT IN A NARROW BEAM, CREATING A HIGH INTENSITY LIGHT.  IT ALLOWS FOR ULTR-PRECISE TARGETED CUTTING.  IN THE PROCESS, THE HEAT OF THE LASER COAGULATES TISSUE, AND THERE IS LESS BLEEDING -- A DEFINITE ADVANTAGE OVER OTHER CONVENTIONAL METHODS.  LASERS, HOWEVER, ARE BEST USED FOR SOFT TISSUE AND ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR USE IN SKIN SURGERY AND REMOVAL OF SOFT TISSUE GROWTHS.  THE BENEFITS FOR BUNION SURGERY REMAIN LIMITED, HOWEVER, BECAUSE A BUNION IS A BONE PROBLEM AND NOT A SKIN PROBLEM.

MOST PEOPLE INCORRECTLY BELIEVE THAT A BUNION IS AN OVERGROWTH OF TISSUE AND BONE, AND THAT IS WHY THEY INCORRECTLY ASSUME A LASER CAN BLITZ THEIR BUNION.  A BUNION IS ACTUALLY A MISALIGNED BIG TOE JOINT THAT RESULTS IN THE UNDERLYING BONE BEING PUSHED OUTWARD FROM BENEATH THE SKIN.

MOST PATIENTS, IN MY EXPERIENCE, WHO ARE SEARCHING FOR LASER BUNION SURGERY JUST WANT MODERN BUNION SURGERY THAT RESULTS IN A FOOT THAT LOOKS GOOD WITH LITTLE DOWNTIME.  THE MOST MODERN TECHNIQUES IN BUNION SURGERY TODAY DO NOT CALL FOR LASERS AT ALL.

IN SUMMARY, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE MOST MODERN TECHNIQUES IN BUNION SURGERY, LASER IS CURRENTLY NOT THE BEST OPTION."

AT MY TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS, WE HAVE SAVED 100'S OF PATIENTS FROM PAINFUL BUNION SURGERY THROUGH THE USE OF SAFE, CONSERVATIVE FOOT TREATMENTS WHICH MAKE SENSE.  MANY OF OUR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE JUST COMMON SENSE AND SHOULD ALWAYS BE TRIED FIRST BEFORE SURGERY OR MEDICATIONS ARE USED.  THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A SURGICAL TECHNIQUE THAT WAS INVENTED THAT DOES NOT HAVE SIDE EFFECTS, AND IN SOME CASES LIFE THREATENING.  IF ONE WERE EVER TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER SURGICAL TREATMENT TO ONES FOOT, ALWAYS GET SEVERAL OPINIONS FROM RESPECTED HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT FOOT CARE, ADVICE OR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

 

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