Many different types of skin lesions can form on the foot and ankle. They are painful and consistently fail conservative therapies such as medications and offloading. Cautery excision provides a great alternative to failed conservative therapies and for those who want to eliminate the problem with fewer visits to the doctor. Cautery excision can be performed in the office under local anesthesia using numbing medication at the site of the lesion. Once removed, the patient will be provided with home care instructions to care for the small wound as it heals. Most can return to activities the next day.

Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle Specialists provide the convenience of cautery excision at both locations. Ask your doctor today!