Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Warts Surgery

Surgical treatment of warts includes:

  • Cryotherapy for warts:
    • Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the wart.
    • Repeated applications have a cure rate of about 80%.
  • Resection of a wart:
    • The wart is removed under local anesthesia.
    • The cure rate is about 90%.
  • Laser therapy for warts:
  • Electrodesiccation for warts:
    • An electric needle burns away the wart

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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