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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 Jonathan Walczak

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MBBS Bsc FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Orth)

BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital 3 more BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital BMI The Sloane Hospital BMI The Blackheath Hospital

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Mr Sam Singh

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon

MA (CANTAB) MSC, MRSC, FRCS (Tr & Orth), Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery (Harvard)

BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital 1 more 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 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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