Bunion Pain & Surgery Specialist

Best Bunion Surgeon in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Malibu, Simi Valley, Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, california

Our board-certified top bunion surgeon Dr. Ryan M. Sherick, at the Apex Foot & Ankle Institute in Thousand Oaks, California recognizes that one type of bunion surgery does not fit all and that each should be tailored to the needs of individual patients.

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 Thousand Oaks, California 

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.

Which Bunion Surgery Option is Best for Me?

As a nationally recognized bunion surgery specialist, Dr. Ryan M. Sherick continuously conducts 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 Thousand Oaks, California 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. 

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

Most minimally invasive bunion treatments have essentially been a gamble… until now. Our updated minimally invasive bunion surgery now ticks all the boxes as the ideal bunion surgery. Here’s why.

Known for turning vision into practice, Dr. Ryan M. Sherick, and the team at Apex Foot and Ankle Institute in Thousand Oaks, California has led the field in minimally invasive bunion surgery that offers lasting results with:

Shorter surgery times
Tiny incision size
Shorter recovery time
Preservation of joint motion
Minimal pain
Immediate weight bearing after bunion surgery
Virtually undetectable scar.

Whereas traditional minimally invasive procedures utilize a thin, fragile pin to fixate cut bone, our MIS approach uses screws to provide a stronger more stable fixation that can be placed through a very small “poke-hole” incision for bunion surgery.

Dr. Ryan M. Sherick’s fixation controls abnormal stress through the bone and holds both ends in the correct position until the bone fully heals. This results in excellent healing and limits non-union risks associated with traditional minimally invasive bunion surgeries.

Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery in Thousand Oaks, California with Dr. Ryan M. Sherick

Lapiplasty bunion correction is considered one of the best procedures for bunion surgery. For the right patient, this procedure has the highest success rates with essentially a 0% chance of the bunion returning.

This procedure has the lowest risk of re-occurrence of the bunion because the Lapiplasty addresses the source of the bunion deformity: a lax/hypermobile joint between the first metatarsal and the cuneiform (the bone located at the base of the big toe).

Benefits of the Lapiplasty bunion correction surgery include:
Weight-bearing in just two weeks (versus 6-8 weeks with the traditional approach)
Permanent deformity correction with virtually no chance of reoccurrence
Regenerative medicines may be added to speed up recovery and reduce internal scar tissue and stiffness
Plastic surgery closure techniques result in reduced scarring and an aesthetic bunion surgery result
Our surgeons work directly with our physical therapists to offer our advanced PT protocol
Holistic metal-free bunion surgery

Options for holistic bunion surgery can be performed by Dr. Ryan M. Sherick without metal screws or hardware, thanks to the Ossiofiber™ metal-free surgical hardware. Over time, Ossiofiber™ turns into bone (incorporates) and ends the need for living with metal screws in your body or needing them removed at a later date by utilizing this innovative technology.

Why choose Apex Foot and Ankle Institute for your bunion clinic?

If you are experiencing bunion pain or any foot problems, we’re always here to help at Apex Foot & Ankle Institute. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with our board-certified, and fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Ryan M. Sherick to learn what your best treatment options are for you moving forward with any bunion regardless if the deformity is mild or severe.

Dr. Ryan M. Sherick is at the forefront of research, education, product design, regenerative medicine, and advancements in foot and ankle care with a special interest in minimally invasive foot and ankle techniques.

Dr. Ryan Sherick is a Board-Certified, and Fellowship-trained Foot & Ankle Surgeon at the Apex Foot & Ankle Institute specializing in bunion surgery, bunion pain treatment, and is the best bunion specialist proud to serve the following areas: Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Malibu, Calabasas, West Hills, Chatsworth, Beverly Hills, and the entire Conejo Valley, Santa Rosa Valley, and greater Los Angeles area.

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