All surgical procedures require careful assessment before we can advise if this is the right option for your problem. Our podiatrists need to review your overall health, medications, circulation and the nature and extent of your problem before we can give you the correct advice about treatment. Sometimes surgery is not necessary, and simple conservative care may address your problem. If there has been long standing infection, we may need to organise an x-ray of your toe to ensure there is no bone infection present. If you have diabetes or other significant health issues, we may need to liaise with your regular GP to ensure you are cared for properly. We also recommend you seek a second opinion before making any decision about having surgery.