Hi, I had that surgery in 2004 and my Podiatrist did it. I had some tissue breakdown afterwards and it took a little longer to heal but its GREAT now. Since then I've had to have a Morton's Neuroma removed on the same foot and that is doing well also.
My advice, just get it overwith. You'll have a lot less pain in the long run.
btw, I have fibromyalgia so I always have a new pain somewhere and its also probably the reason it took me so long to heal.