Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, a podiatric clinic in Avon, CT, is pleased to announce that they have recently acquired a new Saorsa Swift Warts Removal Device that they now use to provide fast, in-office treatment for plantar warts. The podiatric care clinic offers advanced care for patients with nearly any foot or ankle condition that affects their comfort, mobility, or appearance, from plantar warts on the heel to diabetic limb salvage. The clinic is operated by board-certified food and ankle surgeons Dr. Rachel Balloch and Dr. Danielle Butto.

Dr. Rachel Balloch says, “Plantar warts are notoriously difficult to treat. Traditional treatments, such as cryotherapy, can be painful and require repeated sessions. In some cases, these options might not even provide effective relief. We are therefore, excited to offer plantar wart treatment with the Swift device, which emits low-dose microwave energy to stimulate the body's own healing response and treat warts at their source. The procedure is quick, there is no operating room needed, and it can give patients of our Hartford County, CT, office the relief they need.”

Immune therapy, which takes advantage of the patient’s own immune response, has been observed to be effective for plantar warts treatment, but until recently, doctors had to depend on medications and injections. With the Saorsa Swift device, they are now able to treat the root cause of plantar warts using immune therapy that depends on microwave energy. It offers several advantages. First of all, there is less pain because the Swift device involves minimal discomfort, which only lasts for about two seconds. Second, there is minimal debridement because the microwave technology doesn’t break the skin surface but penetrates the affected tissue to a pre-determined depth. And lastly, there is little to no recovery time with patients being able to return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment session.

The microwave energy from the Swift device agitates the water molecules within the tissue, which then collide and create heat. This stimulates the body’s natural immune response and this works against the virus causing the wart. The Swift device is made up of a compact portable generator that has an applicator to accurately direct the microwave energy to the appropriate location. The treatment is very fast and several warts can be treated in one session. Each session can usually be completed in less than 15 minutes.

The Swift protocol typically involves three to four treatments that are usually scheduled four weeks apart in order to ensure that it is aligned with the natural immune cycle of the body. Every treatment session will only last for about 5 to 10 minutes, and there are no bandages needed, there is minimal debridement, and there is no breaking of the skin. There is also no home treatment required in between sessions. Patients are able to immediately get back to their daily activities after treatment. Furthermore, it has been noted that the Swift treatment has a significantly much higher efficacy compared to other treatment methods because it utilizes the patient’s own immune response.

Dr. Rachel Balloch obtained here medical degree from Des Moines University. She completed a three-year, trauma-based and ankle surgical residency at University Hospital-UMDNJ. She specializes in the treatment of pathology in the foot and ankle including: trauma, pediatrics, congenital deformities, diabetic limb salvage and sports injuries at their practice that serves Hartford County, CT. Dr. Danielle Butto graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering in 2008 from the University of Akron. She then went on to finish medical school at Des Moines University in 2012. Next, she completed a three year surgical residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. And finally, she completed a fellowship in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery.

Those who are interested in learning more about the podiatric care services offered at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists can check out their website at https://www.advancedfootandanklespecialistsct.com/, or contact them on the phone or through email.

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For more information about Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, contact the company here:

Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists
Dr. Rachel Balloch
860-674-0284
ai@harvestdemand.com
100 Simsbury Rd., Suite 209, Avon, CT 06001 USA

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