Re: Nail Removal

I think it is very unfortunate and inappropriate for your doctor to say that. I do ingrown nail surgery several times a day. It is probably the most common surgery done by podiatrists today. I would say that this surgery has save countless people from having to have amputations due to the infection getting to the bone.

As far as the surgery being cosmetic, I disagree since you have an infection. Most insurances will cover this procedure. It is true, even though we have terrific medicines today that are used for fungal infections of nails, they are not guaranteed life long cures. I usually will send a clipping of the nail to the lab for analysis. Some people have a damaged nail that is not fungused. Medicine would not work then.

I highly recommend you see a podiatrist for further evaluation

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on August 09, 2005 at 23:30:36:

In Reply to: Nail Removal posted by Mark on August 09, 2005 at 01:24:21:

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