Nail surgery is a minor surgical procedure to remove part or all of a problematic toenail.
In some cases, a total nail avulsion (TNA) may be performed, to remove the entire nail. However, the most common nail surgery is removal of part of the nail (partial nail avulsion (PNA)). A local anaesthetic is used to numb the toe. Part of the nail is then removed and a chemical (Phenol) is normally applied to permanently stop the nail forming from ‘the root’.
If you are only having a part of your nail removed, Phenol is only applied to that part of the nail bed. This means that when your toe has healed from the Nail Surgery, the main part of your nail should continue to grow as normal. This procedure is intended to leave a permanently narrower nail and has a 95% success rate.
After nail surgery, you will need to return to your podiatrist for a redressing appointment and a follow up appointment to check that the nail bed is healing properly.
Insured patients will need to check with their insurance provider to see whether this procedure is covered by their insurance.
We perform the same Nail Surgery procedure as that carried out by the NHS. However, being treated at a private practice means we can arrange your nail surgery for a date that is convenient for you. Your procedure will be performed by a fully qualified podiatrist, in one of our comfortable clinic rooms. We will arrange to see you for follow up appointments and provide you with all the dressings you require, as part of your treatment package.
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