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Verruca (plantar warts) treatment

These warty lesions are caused by a virus which infects the cells that produce new skin. Book your treatment online today.

These warty lesions are caused by a virus which infects the cells that produce new skin.

Treatments

Most verrucae resolve by themselves if left for 12 months. If painful or persistent then they can be frozen with a liquid nitrogen spray (cryosurgery), cauterised by Electrosurgery or repeatedly punctured with a sterile needle to attract the body’s own healing cells. Electrosurgery and needling is done under a local anaesthetic.

How safe are the treatments?

Cryosurgery can be slightly uncomfortable (similar to holding an ice cube on your skin for 30 seconds) and can leave an area of depigmented paler skin behind. Electrosurgery and needling leave a small wound behind which needs to be kept clean to prevent infection whilst healing.

Specialists offering Verruca (plantar warts) treatment

Mr Paul Parker

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

Queens University Belfast: MB BCh BAO (1985) Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: FRCSEd (1991) Fellowship of Orthopaedic Surgeons of the Combined Royal Colleges UK: FRCS(Orth) (1997)

BMI The Priory Hospital 1 more BMI Woodlands Hospital

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Mr Rajeev Suneja

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon

MBBS, MS (Orth), MSc (Tr), FRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Robbie Ray

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, ChM(T&O), MRCS, FRCSed(T&O), FEBOT

BMI The Blackheath Hospital 2 more BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Mr Sunil Bajaj

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

BMI The Blackheath Hospital 2 more BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Mr Ganesh Devarajan

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS (Ortho), FRCS (Glasgow),  FRCS (Tr &Ortho)

BMI The Lincoln Hospital

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Mr Kumar Kunasingam

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc(Hons), MBBS(Eng), MRCS(Eng), FRCS(T&O), DipSEM, DipOrth

BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital

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