Nail surgery specialists based in Upminster, East London / Essex borders.
So you have a sore, sometimes infected, ingrowing toenail which is causing you ongoing pain, problems and stopping you from carrying out your normal activities. At Fleet of Foot our HCPC registered Podiatrist specialises in toenail surgery, we have additional annotations for the administration of prescritpion only medicine, which means we can not only administer antibiotics for your infected toenail if required, we are also able to administer the local anaesthetic necessary for a painless nail surgery proceedure.
What is nail surgery?
Nail surgery is a minor operation which is routinely carried out to treat painful toenail conditions such as involuted and ingrowing toenails. The procedure involves removal of either all of, or part of the painful toenail. The nail bed is then destroyed to prevent unwanted painful regrowth. The procedure is carried out under a local anaesthetic so patients do not feel any pain during the surgery.
The proceedure, what happens?
The proceedure begins with an injection to either side of the base of the toe.
The troublesome nail section is then removed and a chemical called phenol is applied to this area.
The application of Phenol will prevent regrowth of the nail and therefore preminantly chane the width of the nail. The toe will then be dressed and monitored until it is healed, which can take up to 6-8 weeks.
Before your appointment.
Following treatment please arrange transport home - it is inadvisable to drive yourself home as the temporary neuropathy caused by local anaesthetic could invalidate your insurance.
Following the proceedure.
The Healing Process.
Nail Surgery Cost.
The cost of our nail surgery packages start at £330 for one toe one side and includes, the proceedure, 2 follow up appointments and all of the dressings between these appointments. All additional subsequent appointments are charged at the current practice rate.