FAQs - Surgery
What are the benefits of laser surgery?
At The Plateau Foot & Ankle Clinicwe frequently use laser surgery to eradicate unsightly warts and fungal toenails. The laser is a finely focused, intense beam of light that is used to perform safer and more convenient surgeries. Simply put, the laser turns the water in your cells to steam, called vaporization.
Laser surgery has many benefits. First and foremost, it enables us to removed damaged or unwanted tissue without the side effects of a scalpel. The unwelcome cells are vaporized almost instantaneously and the surrounding tissue is not affected. As a bonus, the laser sterilizes the affected area and stops any bleeding. Also, the recovery time is much quicker than traditional methods. Swelling and tissue injuries resolve faster so the patient experiences less pain. The cosmetic advantage is that there are usually no scars left behind.
Are you interested in laser surgery? If you have fungal toenails, warts or scar tissue it’s something you may want to look into. Dr. Howard Schaengold is an expert in this type of surgery and is happy to guide you through the process. Set up an appointment today.