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Nail Surgery

Nail Surgery

Ingrown toenail symptoms are usually:

  • Pain or tenderness in the toe along the side of the nail/s.
  • Redness surrounding the toenail
  • Swelling of the toe around the nail
  • Pus or infection of the skin surrounding the toenail

A Solution For Ingrown Toenails

Nail surgery is a permanent solution for ingrown toenails. When an ingrown toenail has not responded to all conservative management and continues to be problematic, then nail surgery is the next step.

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  • Highly convenient – no waiting times
  • A pain-free procedure with minimal discomfort afterwards
  • Normal activities can be resumed quickly
  • Local anaesthetic, no fasting required
  • Personalised service
  • Professional treatment and advice from the same Podiatrist throughout the course of your treatment and aftercare

Nail surgery is a good option to offer a permanent solution to a painful problem.


Nail surgery is a simple minor procedure. The whole procedure is carried out within an hour.

  • On the day of the procedure you can carry on with your normal routine, including eating and drinking and taking any medications (unless you are told not to), but it is important to give yourself some downtime after the procedure, put your feet up and take it easy for the rest of that day.
  • To begin, the toe is anesthetized with a local anesthetic applied at the base of the toe. This is the only painful part of the procedure and is no worse than an ordinary injection.
  • When the toe is completely numb, an antiseptic solution will be applied to your toe to minimize the chance of infection. The offending nail or piece of the nail will then be removed.
  • A chemical solution (phenol) is then applied to stop the nail from regrowing.
  • A protective dressing will be applied, and the operation is complete. The whole procedure is over and done within 1 hour (for 1 toe).
  • A follow-up appointment will be arranged with you so that the same Podiatrist can assess and re-dress the toe.
  • You can then head home and relax for the rest of the day with your feet up.
What is Nail Surgery?
Can I eat before my surgery?

Yes, as the procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic you can eat and drink as normal.

How long does the surgery take?
We allow 60 minutes for each patient but the procedure itself only takes around 10 -20 minutes.
How long does the anaesthetic last?
Approximately 2 – 3 hours.
How much pain should I expect after surgery?
The procedure that is carried out under local anesthetic so is pain free. There may be some discomfort with the injection but this will only last less than 20 seconds.
How long does the anaesthetic last?
Approximately 2 – 3 hours.
How long does it take for the surgical site to heal?
This depends on a number of factors such as a patient’s health, circulation, medication etc. The average healing time is around 6–8 weeks.

What our clients say

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“Emma is a fantastic lady with loads of knowledge whose hands have seen me through two pregnancies. If there is ever another I will definitely be returning.”

“Thanks for the session last night Emma. I felt better just for having someone listen to me and it’s given me a real boost. I look forward to our next session and progressing my rehab even further.”
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