We are well-equipped with qualified doctors and proper surgery equipment to carry out minor operations within the Medical Centre. Our Doctors, assisted by one of our practice nurses, perform the required surgical procedures on the patient.
Following conditions can be treated? Under Local Anaesthesia
The national health priority areas are:
- Skin tags/Skin Biopsy
- Skin cyst, Abscess
- Incision and Drainage of an Abscess
- Warts (Verruca) destruction treatment
- Mole removal
- Biopsy of growths
- Benign skin nevi
- Hairy moles
- Molluscum warts
- Penile & vaginal warts
- In-growing toenails
- Lipomas/Fatty Tumours
- Precancerous and cancerous skin lesions
- Laceration and Incision Repair of Skin & Soft Tissue
- Joint injections
- Trigger point injections
- Dorsal Slit for Phimosis
- Burn Treatment
- Removal of implantation
- Foreign Body Removal from the skin and soft tissue, and many more conditions.
The patient or caregiver/family of the patient will be required to make an appointment with a Doctor for consultations to discuss the condition of the patient, and then the Doctor will decide if the patient requires any surgery.
Ingrowing Toe Nail
An ingrown toenail is a painful condition of the toe. It occurs when a sharp corner or edge of the toenail digs into the skin at the end of or side of the toe. Pain and inflammation at the spot where the nail curls into the skin occur first Initially presenting as a minor discomfort, it may progress into an infection in the adjacent skin and/or become a reoccurring problem. Ingrown toenails most commonly affect the large (great) toes
What causes ingrown toenails?
A number of things can cause an ingrown toenail to develop, including:
- badly cut toenails – cutting your toenails too short, or cutting the edges, will encourage the skin to fold over your nail and the nail to grow into the skin
- wearing tight-fitting shoes, socks or tights – places pressure on the skin around your toenail; the skin may be pierced if it’s pressed onto your toenail
- sweaty feet – if the skin around your toenails is soft, it’s easier for your nail to pierce it and embed itself within it
- injury – for example, stubbing your toe can sometimes cause an ingrown toenail to develop
- the natural shape of the nail — the sides of curved or fan-shaped toenails are more likely to press into the skin surrounding the nail
The treatment of an ingrown toenail partly depends on how severe it is. Ingrown toenails are best treated early before they progress to a chronic stage. If caught early, treatment is usually fast and effective, with immediate relief.
This is typically an in-office procedure requiring local anesthesia, with aid of local anesthesia, the edge of the affected part of the nail is simply removed
After toenail surgery, your toe will be wrapped in a sterile bandage. This will help stem any bleeding and prevent infection. Rest your foot and keep it raised for one to two days after the operation.
To help reduce the pain, you may need to take a painkiller, such as paracetamol, and wear soft or open-toed shoes for the first few days after surgery
Talk to us if you are ingrowing toenail infection, we are experts in this field !!
There are many options to treat a wart.
However, wart treatment is difficult and can be a lengthy process in regard to the time it takes to get rid of them.
Following a successful diagnosis, it is important to understand the treatment options fully, as the outcome can be very disappointing if the process has not been followed completely. It is important to follow the treatment plan set out for you by the podiatrist.
Treatment options available are:
- Liquid Nitrogen (dry ice)
- Surgical removal