Laser Foot Surgery

A laser is a device that generates and intense beam of light. This light beam can cut or vaporize tissue. Because of its preciseness, normal surrounding tissue is rarely affected. The beam helps to seal off blood vessels as it cuts so there is reduced bleeding at the surgical site. The laser beam also sterilizes the area which helps decrease the chance of infection after surgery. There is no radiation involved in the laser beam. The most common foot problems that are treated by the laser are plantar warts and painful ingrown toenails of thick nails.

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