Surgery on warts

Warts are tumors or growths that occur on the skin, mostly around the hands and feet, although they also do so in other parts of the body. They appear when the keratin component of the skin grows too fast. This is a condition that is brought about by the Human Papilloma virus, otherwise commonly known as HPV. They are contagious and develop when the virus is passed from one person to another.
Warts are not cancerous although some of them can lead to cancer. These are ones that contain high risk HPV viruses and occur mostly around the genitals. Examples of cancers they can lead to are anal and cervical cancer. This is a reason strong enough to seek treatment as soon as you notice a developing wart.

Most of the warts appear and disappear on their own. However, it is not wise to wait for this to occur, as you can accidentally transmit the HPV virus to another part of the body, causing the development of other warts. Immediate treatment is therefore paramount.
In treating warts, there is always one objective that lingers, and that is to get to completely remove them. In this case, there are many methods that can be employed and among them is surgery.
How is surgery on warts carried out?  There are two main types of surgeries. That is; normal scalpel or blade surgery and a laser surgery. The latter is mostly used for warts that are hard to treat. It involves the use of a laser beam to kill the cells within a wart and eventually make it to fall off.
A normal surgery that involves the cutting of a wart is done with the help of a scalpel or blade. A local or general anesthesia is used reduce the pain as it the wart is being cut out from the base. It is mainly used for large warts that are hard to treat through any other way. The major disadvantage of this is there are chances that the wart can grow back. This is because the Human Papilloma Virus is never completely eliminated from the body through a surgical procedure.
Other than surgery, there are many other methods of skin wart removal that you can choose to use. They include; cryotherapy, electrocautery, photodynamic therapy etc. Once you notice a developing wart, it is advisable that you immediately consult a dermatologist. He or she would be in the best position to advise you further on how to proceed in order to remove it.

wartsFurther Reading: Removing Warts –  Are Warts Dangerous? –  Can warts turn cancerous?

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