Laser surgery is a safe and relatively painless way to treat fungus toenails and remove warts. It is also used in many other ways to alleviate foot abnormalities involving the skin.
A laser is a concentrated beam of light that is used without anesthesia, however certain procedures may require some type of local anesthesia. Laser surgery can be done in the office, eliminating the need for costly hospitalization.
Laser surgery is very efficient. An average procedure may take less than ten minutes. Recovery time is often quite short, especially for removal of warts, reduction of fungus toenails or the permanent removal of ingrown toenails. In most cases, patients can continue their normal activities after treatment.
Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Centers use carbon dioxide lasers, K-Lasers and PinPointe Laser sysytem for treatments.
Minimal incision surgery is an option for several common foot ailments: permanent removal of bunions, corns and calluses as well as to reduce or eliminate heel pain.
As described, a minimal incision is made in the skin where tiny instruments are used to remove soft or calcified tissue with minimal pain to the patient. This is often done without anesthesia; however certain procedures may require some type of local anesthesia. Minimal incision surgery is done in the office, eliminating the need for costly hospitalization.
The minimal incision with allow quick recovery (often with the patient walking out of the office after treatment) and minimal scarring.
Below is an illustration of the removal of a heloma durum, or "hard corn." The illustration on the left shown the corn on the outside of the foot. A small incision is made from the front of the foot and the instrument is inserted, as shown in the center. After surgery, a small dimple on the toe will remain, as shown on the right.
Cryoanalgesia is a specialized technique for providing long-term pain relief for various podiatric conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel pain, Morton's Neuroma and Achilles Tendonitis. We use extreme cold technology to freeze the sensory nerves to eliminate these painful conditions.
Surgery on the nerves of the foot will cause the nerve to regrow as "neuromas." These neuromas are often more painful than the original problem. "Freezing" the tissues has the effect of local anesthetics, but the effect is long lasting.
The office procedures takes 15 minutes and is minimally invasive so no stitches are required. This surgery has a 90% success rate and is covered by most insurance plans.
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