Waiting times at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre

First appointment From appointment to treatment*
2 weeks 4 weeks
*The actual time you wait for surgery at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre will depend on many factors, including whether further diagnostics or tests are required, patient choice and how quickly the NHS will approve the funding for your treatment. Nevertheless the vast majority will be in the range detailed above.

Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.


You have the right to choose where you have your NHS treatment.

At Emersons Green treatment centre we offer free NHS treatments to all patients. You are not required to pay if you are an NHS patient and have been referred for treatment by your GP.

We also offer an affordable self pay option for patients who do not have health insurance, or have been told they are ineligible for NHS treatment.

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Bunion removal

A bunion is a painful, often inflamed deformity of the big toe joint which usually gets worse over time. Surgical correction commonly involves further procedures rather than only removing the bony lump or the inflamed bursa; such as realignment of the metatarsal bone using metal screws or other fixation techniques.

Bunionette removal

Bunionette is a painful chronic swelling with bony protuberance on the lateral side of the fifth metatarsal head which can be removed successfully with surgery.

Stiff big toe (hallux rigidus)

This is a condition also known as Hallux Rigidus, a form of degenerative arthritis which causes bone deformity, pain and stiffness in the big toe joint. The chronic, painful, limited motion of the big toe joint can be successfully treated surgically.

Therapeutic injection for pain relief

Injections are a fast and easy method of easing joint pain and inflammation in the hip caused by arthritis/osteoarthritis. Injections include steroids, to ease inflammation, and Hyaluronate, which helps the joint to move more smoothly.

Toe deformities (hammer toe, claw toe, mallet toe)

Common deformities affecting the small toe joints result in contractures and painful hard skin (corns). This condition can be caused by tight footwear or inflammatory arthritis. Following failed conservative treatment, surgical correction is advised to achieve a more comfortable fit in a normal shoe.

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