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What is a Bunion?

A bunion is the lay term for hallux valgus, or deviation of the great toe. The deformity is complex and involves the big toe long bone (metatarsal) to deviate away (inward) from the second toe and the big toe itself to deviate outward, toward the second toe. Due to this movement, a prominence on the inside of the foot (the ‘bunion’) occurs and can cause symptoms. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a new growth of bone.

Minimal Incision Surgery

Unlike traditional surgery, minimally invasive bunion surgery is performed with smaller keyhole-sized incisions. During this procedure, your surgeon will make an incision over your big toe. The joint capsule is opened and the bunion is removed using a surgical saw. A V-shaped cut is made on your big toe and the metatarsal bones are shifted to bring your toe into its normal anatomical position... Read More


The benefits of minimally invasive bunion correction technique include:

  • Minimal postoperative pain and swelling
  • Less scarring
  • Faster healing and recovery
  • Improved mobility

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Moore and Dr. Campbell have been recognized as Top Docs in Virginia Beach in 2022 and 2023 for their excellence in orthopedic surgery.

  • The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society®
              Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
Bunions Require Surgery

Do All Bunions Require Surgery?

Not all bunions require surgery and your doctor usually recommends conservative treatments to slow down the progression of the bunion. You may need surgery if your bunion is painful and affects your normal daily activities. Surgery can also help correct toe deformity.

Patient Reviews
  • Blew out my Achilles, was seeing another practitioner for nonsurgical intervention with no results, and eventually went to Atlantic Orthopaedic. Saw Doctor Moore, the foot and ankle specialist, and he is been nothing but extremely professional and the quality of the care I've received has been immeasurable.
  • Dr. Campbell preformed bunion surgery on my left foot. I have a beautiful result and within 6 months I am already back in my low heels doing anything and everything prior to my bunion. Excellant bedside manner, very professional, knowledgeable physician that uses cutting edge procedures to perfection.
  • A huge thank you to Dr. Moore. I just had an ankle joint replacement and he did an excellent job. He was through in his explanation of the surgery and recovery process.
  • Dr Campbell is an extremely caring, capable and professional surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner.
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Practice Locations

Princess Anne Health Complex

1975 Glenn Mitchell Drive
Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Camelot Medical Building

1800 Camelot Drive
Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23454


1309 Executive Blvd
Suite 100
Chesapeake, VA 23320

DePaul Atrium

160 Kingsley Lane
Suite 405
Norfolk, VA 23505

The Smithfield Building

6160 Kempsville Circle
Suite 200B
Norfolk, VA 23502