Having a minor surgical procedure like toenail removal doesn’t mean you have to spend days or even hours in a hospital or surgery centre. Our providers have all the equipment needed for safe, smooth minor surgical procedures on-site. Book now through the online tool or by phone.
Minor Surgical Procedures Q & A
How does toenail removal work?
If you have an ingrown toenail, a fungal toenail, or another issue that warrants toenail removal, your care provider can do the surgery on-site with local anesthesia for your comfort.
Next, your care provider uses scissors, scalpels, and other surgical tools to carefully separate your toenail from its nail bed. She may remove the nail in one piece or in a couple of sections, depending on your toenail issue.
Your care provider then uses a device or special solution to prevent bleeding, and then applies ointment and a bandage. After toenail removal, you’ll wear a bandage for at least a few days, and you’ll have to be careful about footwear choices until you’re fully healed.
How should I prepare for my minor surgical procedure?
If you’re having toenail removal, skin biopsy, lesion repair, or some other minor surgery at Houston Family Medical Clinic, a team member will let you know about how to prepare at least a few days ahead of your procedure.
Generally, you won’t have any major restrictions, but you should avoid lotions, creams, and other products on your skin ahead of the procedure and wear comfortable clothes that allow easy exposure to the surgical site.
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