Bunion Surgery in Westlake Village

Updated 5/12/2023
Dr. Bob Barvarian discusses the different types of bunion surgery.

Bunion Treatment for our Westlake Village Patients

The University Foot and Ankle Institute (UFAI) maintains a staff of caring podiatrists who sustains a sterling reputation as one of the most technologically advanced foot and ankle practices nationwide. 


Our foot surgeons have performed 20,000 successful bunion surgeries during the past 15 years. With a gentle bedside manner and painless techniques, our board-certified doctors customize your experience to reduce nagging foot pain.


Our Podiatrists In Westlake Village, CA

32144 Agoura Rd.

Ste 105

Westlake Village, CA 91361

Schedule a consultation with a UFAI Foot & Ankle Specialist near you.
or call 877-989-9110
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Our podiatrists also offer alternatives to foot surgery and ankle surgery. When you arrive at the UFAI medical center, your DPM will give you a thorough examination, often taking x-rays to gain an accurate assessment of your foot pain.


Not all bunions require foot surgery. Depending on how developed your bunion has become, our patients sometimes can gain relief with softer shoes or by wearing orthotics.


University foot evaluation procedures are carefully crafted individual treatment plans. We understand that your foot problems can take many forms: flat feet, hammertoes, bunions, heel pain, ingrown toenails, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis, or sports injuries.



What is a Bunion?

A bunion (sometimes misspelled bunyon or bunyion) usually presents as a calcified bump on the inside edge of the foot, to the bottom left of the big toe. Bunions also can form beneath the little toe. Then, they are called a tailor's bunion.


Foot experts agree that bunions affect as many as one-third of adults. They mainly are found in women and older adults.



Bunion Surgery Options

For those patients who are unable to find pain relief through the use of bunion-correction methods, our DPMs review types of bunion surgery options. These include:


  • Lapidus bunionectomy

  • MinVasive bunionectomy

  • Akin bunionectomy

  • Opening wedge bunionectomy

  • Austin or Chevron procedure long arm osteotomy

  • McBride bunionectomy

  • Tightrope with Austin bunionectomy

  • Tailor’s bunion surgery


If you are experiencing chronic swelling and inflammation, foot and toe pain that is limiting your daily activities, or severe foot bunion pain, call to schedule a consultation so that we can discuss the specifics of your situation.


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Non-Invasive Bunion Correction Treatments for Westlake Village Residents

Our doctors and specialists have superior experience in evaluating procedures to provide Westlake Village residents with the most positive outcomes consistent with their individual lifestyles.


As strong believers in trying non-surgical options whenever possible, our doctors can help many of their patients find symptom relief through the use of non-invasive bunion correction treatments.


Conservative treatment options include:


  • Custom orthotics

  • Pads, gel sleeves or toe spacers

  • Comfortable shoes with a soft and wide toe box

  • Range of motion maneuvers and stretching exercises

  • Topical medications: compound creams, BioFreeze, Voltaren gel

  • Lidocaine patches

  • New techniques: PRP or amniotic membrane injections

  • Steroid or cortisone injections used very sparingly

  • Ice packs

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

  • Night splints

  • Modification of activities


To avoid worsening a mild condition, it is important to accept the fact that you have a foot bunion. Our doctors and specialists can work with you to help slow its progression and reduce the discomfort by trying non-surgical conservative bunion correction options.


Call today to schedule a consultation to learn how you may find symptom relief when using one or more of our bunion correction techniques.



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Which Bunion Treatment Option is Best for Me?

As leaders in our field, we have spent years evaluating procedures and modalities, and researching, developing and using regenerative medicine to further the quality of foot and ankle care for everyone.


To ensure that each patient receives the finest care and positive outcomes that match his/her unique lifestyle, we use our advanced technologies and decades of experience to create an individual bunion treatment plan that may include one or more of the following options:


  • Use of conservative, non-surgical bunion correction
  • Minimally invasive bunion treatment
  • Bunion treatment without surgery
  • Bunion removal surgery



Westlake Village Podiatry Patients Trust UFAI

UFAI has been exploring cutting-edge surgical techniques for many years. Our patients benefit from our experience with outcomes that match their problems and lifestyle.


Our podiatrists participate in research throughout North America and Europe. This involvement, along with our personalized approach to care, means you receive the best medical help.


Call University Foot and Ankle Institute so that we can discuss the specifics of your condition, 877-989-9110. Please remember to alert our staff if you have been exposed to COVID-19.


Parking Directions

Office parking is free and available in both the front and back of the building. Please do not park in neighboring building parking areas. 


The office is located in the second building from the southwest corner of Agoura Rd. and Lakeview Canyon Rd. 


Driving Directions 

From the east (San Fernando Valley) exit 101 freeway at Lindero Canyon. Left from exit ramp on Lindero Canyon, right on Agoura Rd. In approximately 3/4 mile, turn left at Lakeview Canyon Rd. Turn into the first driveway on right, enter parking area, head to second building.


From the west, exit 101 freeway at Westlake Blvd. Turn right off ramp, left on Agoura Rd. Head approximately 3/4 mile, enter the last driveway on right before Lakeview Canyon. Caution: address numbers change from 4 digits to 5 digits as you cross Ventura County border into Los Angeles County


Learn more about the Westlake Village location here.

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