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In-office Minimally Invasive Bunion & Hammer Toe Surgery

Foot surgery that is less pain, leaves no large scars, and faster recovery!

Podiatrist Dr. Andrew Alward

3 Reasons

to choose minimally invasive over other foot procedures.

  1. Keep walking right after procedure. No boots, crutches, scooters required.

  2. Most people are back to work within days.

  3. Recover faster than traditional foot surgery.

Watch 60 second video to learn why you should choose us for  Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery produces amazing transformations!

- we do this without permanent screws, plates, large incisions, and without the surgery center! We perform this in our office!

Amazing Testimonial!
Watch our patient talk about her experience with our minimally invasive procedure!

No Scooters, or Boots

Patients walk out of our office on their own two feet.

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See more before & after below

Concierge Surgery

We perform these procedures in our private office! Afterwards you will be provided a direct phone line to call, or text the surgeon, and priority appointments. You will also follow-up with us weekly to receive laser therapy for any pain or swelling. A truly concierge service.

Don't miss your opportunity to see if you're a candidate for this procedure. Book your consultation today!

Other Problems We Treat with Minimally Invasive Surgery:

  • Morton's Neuroma

  • Hallux Limitus / Rigidus

  • Calluses

  • Foot Arthritis

  • Forefoot Fractures

Pricing 

$1,875 to $2,875

Package Pricing Includes:

  1. $125 consultation fee deducted.

  2. Concierge 24/7 contact with surgeon.

  3. Surgery & all follow-up appointments.

  4. Laser therapy as needed.

  5. Everything to care for your foot following surgery.

  6. A new foot, and your life back!

We offer financing with CareCredit Credit Card!

You can get this financed for as low as $78 to $120 per month for 24 months interest free! (terms apply - click/tap image below)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to recover from minimally invasive foot procedure?

Because there is less trauma to the foot with minimally invasive surgery the recovery is much faster! During your entire recovery you will be able to walk and continue to work with limitations (due to wearing of a surgical shoe). If able most people are back to work in a matter of days. Under normal circumstances you will be back in a regular gym shoe in about 4-6 weeks! However, activity will still be limited up to 8-12 weeks after surgery depending on the procedure. After this exercise may resume as tolerated.

Does minimally invasive bunion surgery work?

Absolutely! Minimally invasive bunion surgery is almost as old as the profession of podiatry and has been perfected for decades! There are multiple studies performed over the years proving it is as effective as traditional open bunion surgeries. A randomized clinical trial comparing the two surgeries found that they are identical in clinical performance, but "patient satisfaction was significantly superior in the MIS group 12 weeks post-operative":

What is the pain like with minimally invasive foot surgery?

Minor. In fact, narcotics are not needed. We also provide laser therapy to manage any excess pain during follow-up appointments.

What is it like having surgery at your office?

Have you ever had a dental procedure? Its very similar. Your entire experience will be about 2-3 hours. You may have a light meal prior to your surgery (unlike other surgeries where you must be fasting). You will arrive and relax in our exam room. Vitals will be taken (no IV, or needle inserted as you will be awake for the procedure). The foot will be numbed with a local anesthetic. We use nitrous oxide to help you relax, and have less discomfort during the numbing process. The actual procedure may take 1 hour. After the procedure is complete you will relax in an exam room for a short time to be monitored. Once deemed stable we will provide a post-surgical kit, and you will be able to walk out with a surgical shoe and drive yourself home if able. Though we recommend someone to be with you. You will then follow-up with us weekly!

Do you take (xyz) insurance?

No. However, our prices are very competitive because we don't take insurance. Also, this may be covered by any "out-of-network" coverage you may have, and we can submit an out-of-network claim for you (in most cases). Typically we see a 50% reimbursement if your deductible is met. Click here to see what benefits you have.

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Dr. Andrew Alward DPM

Board-Certified Podiatrist

A native of Illinois, after completing his medical training in Chicago, IL Dr. Alward relocated to Chattanooga, TN with his wife for the love of the outdoors, great hospitality, and community of Chattanooga! He is honored to serve the area!​

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Rosalind Franklin University North Chicago, IL

  • Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency Sts Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago, IL

  • Board Certified American Board of Podiatric Medicine

  • Fellow of the American College of Podiatric Medicine

  • Special Interest & Post-Graduate Education in Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery

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