The cost of bunion surgery

Most podiatrists recommend bunion surgery when the bony, red protrusion becomes so severe that it interferes with daily life. However, the operation is not without its costs. 

CosmeticSurgeryToday.com reports that bunion removal surgery can cost between $3,500 and $4,000. Additionally, insurance coverage may vary.

As a result, it's a good idea to do some homework before going under the knife.

HealthGrades.com says that whether an individual is covered by their insurance plan for bunion surgery may depend upon their pre-existing health conditions, healthcare co-payments or the location of the facility at which the person plans to have their operation.

Additionally, the source reports that age, location, sex and insurance coverage may influence the total cost of bunion surgery.

The operation's costs include removal of the bony lump, joint removal or replacement and the redistribution of soft tissue.

In order to avoid the expense, individuals may want to consider bunion splints or orthotics to help correct the deformities non-invasively.  

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