Canadian woman waiting 11 years to get treatment for bunion pain

 

According to the National Post, on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, Wendy Barringer of Halifax, Nova Scotia has been waiting eleven years to have foot surgery for her bunions.  Apparently, there is only one foot surgeon in Nova Scotia who has a waiting list of 3500 people.  The Health and Wellness minister for Nova Scotia is David Wilson who says his province's NDP government is “working hard” to make sure “that the province has a good compliment of surgeons and specialist”, yet claims there is no money to hire more surgeons.

Someone should tell Wendy and Mr. Wilson about podiatrists who perform Minimally Invasive Surgery for Bunions .  We perform surgery for bunions, hammer toes, corns, calluses and bone spurs under local anesthetic in our offices, thus keeping patients out of the hospitals and saving money for the government.

We do this with specialized instruments which allow us to work through very small openings in the skin. This results in less soft tissue trauma which usually means less post-operative pain, selling and disability. 

If you or someone you know suffers from bunions, hammer toes, or other foot problems please call my Toronto podiatry office at 416-486-9917

We will arrange a private consultation and I will tell you how I can help.  Don’t suffer for eleven years like Wendy.  

 

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