Nail surgery

An effective long term solution for ingrowing toenails

Toe nail removal surgery is an effective long-term solution

Nail surgery performed under local anesthetic and includes post surgical dressings and follow-up appointments

We can often treat you within days, for urgent cases.

£300 initial nail surgery

£200 additional toe during main toe nail surgery

Ingrowing toenail

Nail surgery Aldershot for ingrowing, painful toenails.

Nail surgery for ingrowing toenails is a very common procedure and is often performed by a Podiatrist.

If you are suffering from painful ingrowing toenails, a very successful long-term option is to have the painful part of the toe nail removed surgically. There is the option to also have the full nail removed if it is causing problems on both sides of the toe.

You can opt for a partial toe nail removal surgery (a section of the nail is removed) or a full nail removal.

Nail surgery Aldershot

Nail surgery package includes:

  • Local anaesthetic

  • Dressing packs

  • Follow-up appointments

  • Post surgical advice

  • Avoiding long NHS wait times

  • Free repeat surgery up to 1 year if regrowth

Why nail surgery Aldershot

Ingrown toenails occur when the edge of a toenail grows into the surrounding skin, causing pain, redness, swelling, and potential infection. Nail surgery can involve the removal of the ingrown portion of the nail or a partial nail avulsion to prevent recurrent ingrown nails.

Nail surgery NHS route is an option, but often the referral process for this is very lengthy. If you are considering toe nail surgery NHS route, then why not choose the Foot Clinic Aldershot for your ingrown toe nail surgery? Our wait times for nail surgery are often only up to 2 weeks.

What happens during nail surgery in Aldershot Foot Clinic

Here’s how a partial nail avulsion (removal) or full nail avulsion (full toenail removal) is typically performed:

  1. Local Anesthesia: Before the procedure, the patient’s toe is numbed with a local anesthetic to ensure they do not feel pain during the surgery.
  2. Nail Assessment: The podiatrist assesses the ingrown toenail and determines which portion of the nail needs to be removed in colsultation with the patient.
  3. Nail Removal: Using specialized tools, the podiatrist carefully removes the ingrown or problematic part of the nail. This portion is often on the side of the nail that is causing the issue or the full nail is removed depending on pre surgical consultation.
  4. Matrixectomy (Optional): In some cases, a partial nail avulsion may be combined with a matrixectomy, which involves the destruction of the nail matrix. The matrix is the tissue at the base of the nail responsible for nail growth. Removing part of the matrix can help prevent the regrowth of the ingrown nail.
  5. Wound Care: After the nail section is removed, the wound is cleaned and dressed.
  6. Healing: The remaining portion of the toenail, if not removed during the avulsion, is left to grow normally. Over time, the toenail should heal and regrow without the ingrown issue.

Partial nail avulsion or full nail avulsion is a relatively straightforward procedure that is performed in a clinical setting by a podiatrist. It is effective in treating ingrown toenails and typically offers rapid relief from pain and discomfort. Patients are provided with post-operative care instructions and dressing packs to ensure proper healing and reduce the risk of infection. It’s essential to follow these instructions to ensure a successful recovery.

Sometimes, but not often, nails regrow even though they have been operated on, so this procedure is not 100% effective.

Local anaesthetic

Painless procedure once anaesthetic has been administered

Long term solution

Resolves the painful ingrowing nail long term

Post surgical care

All dressings and post surgical advice is included within the procedure

Nathan Leggett Podiatrist & Chiropodist

” I often perform nail surgery on ingrowing, problematic toenails at the Foot Clinic Aldershot. Ingrowing toenails can cause lots of pain and often become infected. In lots of people ingrowing nails tend to come back often due to pressure being put on the toe or the way the nail is growing and puncturing the skin. A long term solution to painful toenails ingrown into the skill is via nail surgery. It’s a safe and highly effective procedure that should give you long lasting relief and offer a resolution to your ingrown toenail. Sometimes, but not often, nails regrow even though they have been operated on, so this procedure is not 100% effective.”

Nathan Leggett, Podiatrist, The Foot Clinic, Aldershot.