Bunion Surgery in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 2/11/2021
Dr. Baravarian outlines what you should know when choosing a bunion surgeon.

Best Bunion Surgery Options in Los Angeles

Our board-certified bunion surgeons recognize that one type of bunion surgery does not fit all and that each should be tailored to the needs of individual patients.


With over 40 different types of bunion surgeries over the years, finding the best for your individual bunion and anatomy takes a highly qualified surgeon with broad experience in a variety of techniques. This is essential for tailoring the best procedure to the unique condition of each patient.


We provide the highest level of expertise, more than 20,000 success stories, and are recognized leaders in the field of bunion removal. You can read over 14,000 of our patient testimonials here.

Los Angeles (Mid-Wilshire) Podiatry Location

5901 W Olympic Blvd.

Suite 509

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(310) 461-2002


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What is a bunion?

A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, typically appears as a bony bump at the base of the big toe.


The bump occurs when the first metatarsal shifts outward so that the head of the bone protrudes on the inside of the foot near the big toe joint.  When a bunion develops on the base of the little toe, it is called a tailor's bunion.


Non-Invasive bunion correction options in Los Angeles 

Nina is 5 days post-op from bunion revision surgery and reports zero pain and minimal swelling

While our podiatrists are nationally recognized bunion surgeons, they avoid surgery and prescribe non-surgical treatment options to help you get back to your daily activities, whenever possible.


A bunion will never go away on its own but there are non-surgical bunion deformity correction techniques that may help relieve painful symptoms.


If you are experiencing mild foot pain from bunions, pain can be minimized with over-the-counter pain medications and custom orthotics, and its progression during its early stages can often be dramatically slowed with non-invasive bunion correction techniques. 


Learn more about non-surgical bunion treatments here.



Which Bunion Surgery Option is Best for Me?

As a nationally recognized bunion surgery center of excellence, we are continuously conducting studies to further the advancement of state-of-the-art technologies.


Since there is no “one size fits all” bunion remedy, we treat each of our Los Angeles patients individually, taking into account their lifestyle, physical challenges of personal and professional life, and their physical condition to establish a treatment plan.


Avoiding surgery is always a good idea and it is our goal with our patients. But when less invasive techniques are unsuccessful; bunion surgery may be recommended. 



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Patients travel from around the nation to take advantage of our bunion surgery advances, including:


  • Our state-of-the-art outpatient miniBunion Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery™. This procedure uses a 1cm incision and advanced hardware to guarantee durable stabilization, virtually no scarring, and pain-free rapid recovery. It provides the best possible surgical outcome with immediate weight-bearing for mild to moderate bunions.

    UFAI’s surgeons were intimately involved in the design of this procedure and its hardware and have taught it to other surgeons around the world.

  • Holistic metal-free bunion surgery performed without metal screws or hardware, thanks to the Ossiofiber™ metal-free surgical hardware. Over time, Ossiofiber™ literally turns into bone and ends the need for living with metal screws in your body or needing them removed at a later date.


    UFAI’s foot surgeons designed the special Ossiofiber nails and teach other surgeons how to utilize this innovative technology.

  • Our trademarked Forever Lapidus Bunionectomy™, a revolutionary outpatient procedure for more severe bunion deformities and ligament issues. It’s the only bunion surgery that offers a near-zero percent of bunion reoccurrence. Forever Lapidus Bunionectomy™ patients have far speedier recoveries, with little or no pain, less downtime, earlier weight-bearing, and minimal scarring than previously possible.


    Our podiatric surgeons (DPM) designed specific plates and surgical procedures that have accelerated the advancements in the Lapidus procedure. 



Why choose University Foot and Ankle Institute for your bunion care?

If you are experiencing bunion pain or any foot problems, we’re always here to help. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified foot and ankle surgeons to learn what your best treatment options are.


With decades of combined experience and the highest success rates in the nation, UFAI has treated well over 200,000 patients. They’re well known as one of the most technologically advanced foot and ankle practices in the nation.


For decades UFAI’s surgeons are at the forefront of research, education, product design, regenerative medicine, and advancements in foot and ankle care. Our non-profit foundation educates foot and ankle surgery fellows in advanced foot and ankle treatment and surgery has performed dozens of clinical trials and educated the community for 20 years.


For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call (877) 736-6001 or make an appointment online now.


At University Foot and Ankle Institute, we take our patients’ safety seriously. Our clinics and surgery centers follow Covid-19 patient safety procedures exceed all CDC recommendations. Masks are required in our institutes at all times.


Our podiatry clinics and physical therapy centers are conveniently located throughout Southern California and the Los Angeles area as our foot doctors are available at our locations in or near Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica (on Wilshire Blvd.), Downtown Los Angeles, and Culver City, to name a few. Our Mid-City Los Angeles clinic is located at 5901 W Olympic Blvd. Suite 509, Los Angeles CA 90036.


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