Painful Bunions? Minimally Invasive Lapiplasty Surgery Is What You Need

If you're suffering from painful bunions impacting your quality of life, Lapiplasty 3D bunion surgery may provide the relief you need. Lapiplasty is an advanced, minimally invasive surgical procedure that corrects the root cause of bunions for lasting results. And if you're looking for the best Lapiplasty bunion surgeon New York has to offer, look no further than Dr. Brad Schaeffer (The star of TLC's "My Feet Are Killing Me,") at Central Park SOLE on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. 

What is Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Surgery?

Lapiplasty is a state-of-the-art 3D bunion correction surgery that goes beyond simply removing the bony bump of a bunion. While traditional bunion surgery focuses on shaving down the protruding bone, Lapiplasty actually shifts and corrects the entire misaligned bone structure that is causing the bunion.Bunion On Foot

How Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery Works

By rotating the affected metatarsal bone back into its proper anatomical position and permanently securing it there, Lapiplasty addresses the underlying cause of the bunion deformity. This 3D surgical approach leads to a more effective and lasting correction than conventional 2D osteotomy procedures. Studies have shown that Lapiplasty reduces the risk of bunion recurrence to less than 3%, over 12 times lower than traditional bunion surgery.

Less Invasive Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery

In addition to providing better long-term results, Lapiplasty is less invasive than other bunion correction methods. It can be performed through smaller incisions, leading to less pain and scarring. And in most cases, patients can bear weight on their foot within days of surgery, allowing for a faster recovery and return to normal activities.

Why Choose Dr. Brad Schaeffer as Your New York Lapiplasty Bunion Surgeon

Dr. Brad Schaeffer is a nationally renowned foot and ankle surgeon and one of the most experienced Lapiplasty bunion surgeons in New York City. He combines exceptional surgicalDr. Brad Schaeffer, DPM from TLC, “My Feet Are Killing Me.” skills with a caring, patient-focused approach.

As the star of TLC's "My Feet Are Killing Me," Dr. Schaeffer has treated some of the most extreme and challenging foot and ankle conditions nationwide. Patients travel from far and wide to see him because of his expertise and track record of life-changing results. 

At his private practice, Central Park SOLE, conveniently located across from Central Park, Dr. Brad Schaeffer, along with Dr. Edwin Wolf, and Dr. Gabrielle Laurenti, offers cutting-edge treatments for the full spectrum of foot and ankle issues. From heel pain and skin/nail problems to sports injuries and debilitating deformities, the team at Central Park SOLE provides comprehensive, individualized care to help patients get back on their feet.

For bunion sufferers who have been unable to find relief with conservative treatments, Dr. Schaeffer often recommends Lapiplasty 3D bunion surgery. With this innovative procedure, he has helped countless patients achieve permanent bunion correction and regain their active lifestyles.

As an experienced Lapiplasty surgeon, Dr. Schaeffer understands the intricacies of the procedure and knows how to optimize each patient's results. He takes the time to educate patients on the Lapiplasty process and develops personalized surgical plans to ensure the best possible outcome with the fastest recovery.

What to Expect with Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery in NYC

If you choose Dr. Schaeffer as your Lapiplasty bunion surgeon in New York, here's a general overview of what you can expect:

  1. Initial Consultation about Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery: You'll meet with Dr. Schaeffer to discuss your bunion symptoms, medical history, and treatment goals. He'll thoroughly examine your foot, including X-rays, to determine if you're a good candidate for Lapiplasty surgery.
  2. Customized Surgical Planning for Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery: Dr. Schaeffer will use advanced imaging to visualize your specific foot anatomy and bunion deformity in three dimensions. This allows him to plan the exact movements needed to restore bone alignment and joint congruency for optimal results.
  3. Outpatient Procedure for Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery: Lapiplasty bunion surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under regional or general anesthesia. Through small incisions, Dr. Schaeffer rotates the deviated metatarsal bone into the correct position and fixes it in place using special titanium plates. The whole surgery usually takes less than an hour.
  4. Rapid Recovery for Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery: Compared to traditional bunion surgery, which can involve 6-8 weeks of casts and crutches, recovery after Lapiplasty is much quicker. Most patients can start bearing weight on their operated foot within a few days with the help of a special surgical boot. Stitches are removed after about two weeks.
  5. Return to Activity After Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery: Many patients can return to regular shoes and activities within 6-8 weeks after Lapiplasty surgery. Dr. Schaeffer and his team will guide you through the recovery process and help you gradually progress to more advanced exercises to rebuild your strength and range of motion.
  6. Follow-Up Care After Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery: After Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery: Dr. Schaeffer will continue to monitor your healing and progress through regular follow-up appointments. By the 3-month mark, most patients have achieved their full surgical result and no longer have any functional limitations due to their prior bunion.

What Makes Dr. Brad Schaeffer Different

Timely Appointments

Instead of waiting months for an appointment, you can be seen within a week or less at Dr. Schaeffer's Upper West Side office across from Central Park. Foot infections and pain simply cannot wait. You will be seeing Dr. Schaeffer himself at all of your visits for expert-level podiatric care in NYC.

Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery  

Focusing on patient comfort and advanced technology, Dr. Schaeffer is highly experienced in minimally invasive foot surgeries like Lapiplasty 3D bunion correction, which offer less pain, less downtime & nearly invisible scars so you can get back on your feet sooner.

Personalized Care and 24/7 Accessibility

You're not just a number at Central Park SOLE. Dr. Schaeffer takes the time to really get to know you and understand your unique foot and ankle needs. Instead of rushed visits and prescriptions that just mask symptoms, Dr. Schaeffer works to address the root causes of your condition so you can enjoy more active, pain-free days. If you choose Dr. Schaeffer as your podiatrist, he will be there EVERY step of the way, even giving you his personal cellphone number so he can be reached day and night.

Comprehensive Podiatry Services

As one of New York's top foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Schaeffer treats the full spectrum of podiatric conditions, from bunions and hammer toes to heel pain, arthritis, sports injuries, and diabetic foot problems. Whether you need orthotics, advanced wound care, regenerative medicine, or specialized foot surgery, you'll receive state-of-the-art treatments tailored to your needs.

Cutting-Edge Procedures 

In addition to Lapiplasty bunion surgery, Dr. Schaeffer offers the latest minimally invasive procedures like extracorporeal pulse activation treatment (EPAT) for plantar fasciitis and Tenex/Topaz for chronic tendon pain. He stays on the forefront of podiatric innovation to provide faster healing and better outcomes for his NYC patients.

Convenient Manhattan Location

Dr. Schaeffer's Central Park SOLE practice is conveniently located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, directly across from Central Park. We aim to accommodate our patients' busy schedules with flexible appointment times and efficient visits. Our goal is to get you in, out, and back to your active New York lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Get the Exceptional Foot and Ankle Care You Deserve 

If you're looking for a skilled, compassionate podiatrist in New York City who will be by your side throughout your entire treatment journey, look no further than Dr. Brad Schaeffer. Schedule an appointment at his Central Park SOLE practice by calling 212-874-0564 or clicking here to book online. Experience the difference that personalized, high-quality, round-the-clock foot care can make in your life.

Stop Your Bunion From Getting Worse! Get Started on Your Journey to Bunion Relief after Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery!

If you're ready to take the first step towards eliminating your bunion pain and getting back to the activities you love, we invite you to schedule a consultation with New York's top Lapiplasty bunion surgeon, Dr. Brad Schaeffer. 

To request an appointment at Central Park SOLE on the Upper West Side, simply give us a call at 212-874-0564 or click here to get started online. Dr. Schaeffer and his friendly, knowledgeable staff look forward to helping you put your best foot forward with the most advanced Lapiplasty bunion correction in NYC.