Wart Removal in New Jersey
Are you tired of your unsightly warts remaining despite non-invasive treatments? If so, talk to our professional team at Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons based out of Cedar Knolls, NJ today about wart removal surgery.
What is Wart Removal Surgery?
Surgical excision of the wart has the highest success rate with a relatively low rate of recurrence. Although most warts go away on their own within 18 months, those that do not can are treated successfully using salicylic acid, found in over the counter medications at your local pharmacy, in addition to other remedies such as freezing and even duct tape.
Benefits of Wart Removal Surgery
In most instances, warts are simply an unsightly nuisance that can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. In instances like these, wart removal can help boost your self-esteem. With other types of warts, especially hard to treat varieties such as plantar warts on the bottom of feet, can cause pain and difficulty walking. Because of the wide variety of warts and the locations they can appear, the benefits you receive from wart removal surgery will be specific to your diagnosis.
How is Wart Removal Performed?
For some of the most persistent infections, wart removal surgery may be required. These methods include electrosurgery, which involves using an electrical current to burn the wart, curettage, which involves cutting the wart from the skin, and laser surgery.
Our surgeons also use Bleomycin, a special substance that “kick-starts” the immune system around the area of the wart. Many times warts are hard to get rid of because they are hidden from the body’s local immune response. The bleomycin acts to stimulate this response. Once initiated, it very often leads to the eradication of the wart itself.
Preparing for Wart Removal Surgery
From an impact perspective, wart removal surgeries are generally considered mild, and require very little preparation. However, you will want to make sure we have copies of your medical history on file, including a list of drug allergies and/or special considerations, as well any relevant lab results or other tests. We will also need to have your insurance information on file, as well as an authorization form if necessary.
Wart Removal Surgery Recovery
Wart removal surgery is usually an outpatient procedure, which means you should be able to return home immediately after the treatment and requires little recovery time. In some instances, you might even be able to return to work the same day.
However, it is important to note that wart removal surgery only addresses the physical manifestations of the virus and does not address the virus itself. Because of this, warts can reappear after a wart removal surgery has been performed.
What Sets Us Apart
Driven by the pursuit of excellence, Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson are the surgeons of choice for foot and ankle treatments in Cedar Knolls, NJ, and Northern NJ. Many patients come to our practice after unsuccessful treatment by other podiatrists. Dr. Mark Solomon serves as the team podiatrist for the New York Jets. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson offer an unsurpassed ability to diagnose and treat sports-related foot and ankle conditions/injuries. In addition, Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons has been voted the top podiatrist in Morris County.
How Much Does Wart Removal Surgery Cost?
Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons accept Medicare and Atlantic Health System’s local health insurance. We are considered an out-of-network provider with other insurance plans.
Some insurance plans include an out-of-network provision. If your insurance plan has this provision, it is likely to cover a portion of the eligible charges. As a courtesy, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will submit your claims on your behalf.
If you do not have medical insurance, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will review the various payment options we offer. We offer CareCredit® financing and accept major credit cards.
It is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to know and understand what services are covered under their individual insurance policy.
Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, both Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson represent a new generation of foot and ankle specialists. Contact us to schedule your initial appointment today!