Best Bunion Surgery in Sherman Oaks California

Updated 1/29/2021
Dr. Baravarian discusses what you should know when choosing a bunion surgeon.

The Best Bunion Surgery in Sherman Oaks California

University Foot and Ankle Institute (UFAI) of Southern California is well known as one of the most technologically advanced foot and ankle specialists in the nation. 


A known leader in the field of bunion correction, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, hammertoe correction, foot and ankle surgery, flat feet, ankle arthritis, and foot care; we have a success rate that ranks among the very best worldwide.


Our superior ankle surgeons' experience in evaluating the right bunion procedure for each individual patient the best choice for their lifestyle is totally unique. That experience combined with our personalized approach to care offers our patients a truly effective and pain-free bunion surgery.


Sherman Oaks Podiatry Location

5170 Sepulveda Blvd.

Ste. 100

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

(818) 330-5799


Schedule a consultation with a UFAI Foot & Ankle Specialist near you.
or call 877-989-9110
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What is a Bunion?

A bunion is a bony bump where the innermost bone of the foot meets the big toe.


This visible bump by the big toe appears when the first metatarsal shifts outward so the bone protrudes on the inside of the foot near the big toe joint. Sometimes a bunion develops at the base of the little toe. When that happens, it is called a "tailor's bunion."


Bunions are one of the most common foot problems, affecting an estimated 25-33% of adults. Bunions occur the most in women and older adults.

Our bunion specialists are trained in all 44 variations of bunion surgery, including:


Forver Lapidus BunionectomyTM

Considered today's gold standards for bunion surgery.

MinVasive BunionectomyTM

A great option with the smallest incision.

Chevron Osteotomy

One of the most common bunion surgeries.

Tailor’s Bunion Surgery

Bunion surgery for a bunion of the little toe (bunionette).


Other bunion surgery options include:

    • Opening Wedge bunionectomy-bone wedge placed between 1st & 2nd metatarsals
    • Tightrope with Austin Bunionectomy-complex surgery for severe deformity
    • McBride Bunionectomy-removal of bony bump without cutting & shifting bone
    • Akin Bunionectomy is frequently performed as an adjunct procedure.


It is essential to select the right surgeon to perform the right type of bunion surgery resulting in a virtually painless recovery.


When should you have surgery? In the majority of cases, it becomes a strong option as the condition worsens and becomes regularly painful, and when desired activities are becoming limited.


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Non-Invasive Bunion Correction Treatments for Sherman Oaks Residents!


Rather than ignoring it, resulting in the usual worsening of the condition, accept the fact that you have a foot bunion, and then let us help you slow the progression and reduce your discomfort using bunion correction techniques. 


Our doctors and specialists are strong believers in having their patients try non-surgical options whenever possible.


Many of our patients in the Los Angeles suburbs of Sherman Oaks, Encino, Studio City, Burbank, and Van Nuys find symptom relief through the use of our conservative non-invasive bunion correction treatments:


  • Wearing comfortable shoes with a soft and wide toe box

  • Custom orthotics

  • Pads, gel sleeves, or toe spacers

  • Exercise and stretching maneuvers

  • Topical medications

  • New techniques: PRP or amniotic membrane injections 

  • Ice packs

  • Over-the-counter medications: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 

  • Steroid or cortisone injections used very sparingly

  • Night splints

  • Modification of activities


When you call for a consultation to learn more about the use of non-invasive bunion correction techniques, we can also provide information about our superior results achieved with Botrin Toxin treatments that require no actual cutting.


While You're Here...



Which Bunion Treatment Option is Best for Me?


Our Institute is an internationally recognized leader in the field of bunion (sometimes misspelled bunyon or bunyion) correction, researching and performing procedures that provide positive outcomes to match each unique and individual lifestyle of our patients in the Sherman Oaks area.


With the full knowledge that there is no “one size fits all” remedy, we use our decades of experience and advanced technologies to treat each Sherman Oaks patient individually by creating a unique bunion treatment plan and personalized approach to care that may include one or more of the following options:


  • Bunion treatment techniques without surgery
  • Conservative, non-surgical bunion correction options include:
  • A minimally invasive bunion treatment
  • Bunion removal surgery


UFAI, a Nationally Recognized Bunion Surgery Center of Excellence|

We work with manufacturers in the development of surgical products and appliances and always are conducting studies to advance the state-of-the-art technologies used in everything from bunion surgery to plantar fasciitis to toenail care. We are currently studying the relevance of bone marrow infusion and gelling techniques for several types of bunion surgeries including the Lapidus Forever Bunionectomy procedure.


Our surgeons and podiatrists are often asked to share their experience and expertise. They have published dozens of articles and case studies in many scientific journals, including Podiatry Today and Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. They are regularly invited to lecture at The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeon and Western Podiatric Medical Association conventions, as well as seminars around the world.


Call University Foot and Ankle Institute, a nationally recognized leader, for methodologies that are safer, shorter, and eliminate pain leaving virtually no scars. 877-989-9110.


Our Sherman Oaks Foot Clinic is located in the San Fernando Valley at:


Dr. Bob Baravarian, DPM

5170 Sepulveda Blvd, (near Ventura Blvd).

Suite 100 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

We practice all CDC Covid-19 protocols


Driving and Parking Directions

We are conveniently located on the corner of Magnolia Blvd. and Sepulveda Blvd. very close to the intersection of the 101 and 405 freeway. We are on the northwest corner with parking in the building and ample 2-hour street parking on both Sepulveda and Magnolia. 


Our office is on the first floor just steps off the elevator.


Learn more about our Sherman Oaks location.


Dr. Baravarian is also available at our Sherman Oaks Foot Clinic.

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