Anesthesia is required when performing bunion surgery due to the intense nature of the procedure. The type of anesthesia used will vary depending on the severity of your bunion and your general medical health.
Local anesthesia is used when only the foot needs to be anesthetically numbed. Regional anesthesia will completely numb the leg from the knee down, and spinal anesthesia will numb the patient from the waist down. All of these options are also used in conjunction with sedation. If the patient must be put to sleep for the procedure, we can provide them with general anesthesia.
During your initial consultation, bunion specialist Dr. Neal Blitz will discuss your options for anesthesia with you and will address any questions or concerns you may have. If you are in need of surgery to correct your bunion, contact our office to schedule a consultation.