Many people suffer with foot deformities and pain needlessly because of fear or lack of knowledge and understanding about corrective foot surgery. Dr. Birk has combined new techniques along with safe anesthesia and effective pain management to perform bunion removals. 

Hallux Valgus, often referred to as a Bunion, is a deformity of the big toe. The big toe tilts over towards the smaller toes and a bony lump appears on the inside of the foot.    

Many people wonder if bunions are hereditary. Bunions tend to run in families, but that does not mean that if you have a bunion, your children will inevitably have one too. Bunions are actually more common in people with unusually flexible joints, and this can be hereditary.

Research shows that 85 percent of people who have bunion corrections are satisfied with the results. Dr. Birk performs most procedures in the same day surgery section of a hospital and with very little exception; patients can walk normally with full-weight, the day of surgery. 

 Dr. Charles Birk is a Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and Board Certified in Foot Surgery. To learn more about Bunion Removal surgery or other foot-related problems including foot and ankle orthopedic injuries go to or call (609)465-1644.