Laser Surgery In Podiatry
The podiatric profession conducts continuous study and research to enable treatment with the latest techniques and most up-to-date equipment. The ultimate objective is to relieve discomfort and to correct the disabling effects of foot problems by the most efficient and effective means available.
Our goal is always to reduce treatment pain, avoid or minimize hospital confinement and enable the patient to move about comfortably as soon as possible.
Laser beam surgery has been successfully used in the fields of ophthalmology, dermatology, and gynecology and now is being used in the treatment of various foot problems which require removal of diseased or damaged tissues.
In many cases the scalpel is now being discarded in favor of a ray of light–the laser beam. In simple, non-technical terms, a laser beam of light is pinpointed on the troubled areas and in seconds (in some cases microseconds), the tissue is eliminated. The laser vaporizes the faulty cells, and at the same time sterilizes the adjacent tissue. Scarring is minimal because the laser’s precise control limits the damage to surrounding tissues.
We most frequently employ the laser to treat warts resistant to other methods. The laser beam simply evaporates the diseased tissue. A variety of other conditions of the skin and soft tissue can be treated with this method.
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