What is Painless Nail Surgery?

Nail surgery is a surgical procedure used to treat problem nails.

For over 150 years the syringe used to inject anaesthetic (To numb the toe) hasn’t changed a great deal and the long needle filled with anaesthetic is enough to worry the bravest person.
It was this fear that led us to find an award-winning alternative to traditional injections and to be the first in the country to use it for nail surgery.

Our syringe looks more like a pen, attached to a rather neat machine that uses a computer to control the flow rate of anaesthetic used to numb the toe. This way the anaesthetic is delivered slowly, below pain thresholds, most patients don’t even know they’ve had an injection! From our experience we’ve found that propolis and calendula combined also offer much faster healing than generic medications.

Painless surgery is available:- Mondays and Wednesdays, including evenings and Saturdays. All Ingrown Toenail surgery is carried out at THE RICHARDS’ CENTRE by experienced Podiatrists.

Nail Surgery Is Intended For:

• Ingrown toenail where it penetrates the skin

• Thickened ingrown toenail is caused by injury or fungal infection

• Corns occurring underneath

• Acute inflamed bleeding toes

Painless Nail Surgery
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Don’t Book Nail Surgery If:

• If you are waiting for an operation.
During pregnancy or while breastfeeding (we have alternatives!)
• Within 24 hours of having a local anaesthetic

A Typical Ingrown toenail Surgery Timetable

Book a ‘Routine’ ½ hour appointment with one of our Chiropodists. They will check the nail and, in most cases, deal with the problem, to avoid Nail Surgery. The cost for this is £42 (Extra if a local anaesthetic is used)

If surgery is necessary and carried out within a month, of the initial appointment, the £42 cost is reduced from the cost of surgery.

A convenient ingrown toenail Surgery appointment will be booked for:-

1 ¼ hrs for 1 side of the nail

1 ½ hrs for both sides

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After Surgery

  •  Wear ‘loose open-toed shoes’. Don’t drive, walk or take public transport. Avoid alcohol.

  • Try to be off your feet for 24 hours

  • Re-dressing appointments will be made at the time. Don’t remove the dressing at all before the first re-dressing appointment. If the wound seeps, put one of the dressings provided,over the top and elevate the foot.

For your information & convenience, please download and read the advice/information regarding your nail surgery using the links below

Before Nail Surgery Advice

After Nail Surgery Advice

  • One side of the Nail removed £325

    (includes initial assessment & 2 Follow-ups)

  • Both sides, or Whole Nail removal £375

    (includes initial assessment & 2 Follow-ups)

  • Double Nail Surgery £55 extra per side

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