I am somewhat surprised that you are posting this concern. If you did not have all of your questions answered by your doctor, go back and ask again. Write them down first before you go, so you won't forget. Youmust be aware that everyone has a horror story about some surgery on any part of the body, from head to toe. If you are inclined to cancel because of this concern, then you really aren't ready for it. Logically, if this were not a very good procedure, why would it be done so frequently?
Realistically, it would be impossible for me to comment on the procedure for you because I haven't examined you. Why don't you get a 2nd opinion from a Board Certified podiatrist?
Vivian Abrams DPM