New York City Podiatrist Clinic Now Provides Cutting Edge Wart Treatment for Plantar Warts

Total Foot and Ankle Care of New York, a podiatry practice in New York, NY, wants everyone to know that Dr. Christopher Chow DPM and two other podiatrists are now offering cutting edge treatment for plantar warts through the Saorsa Swift microwave wart treatment machine. Plantar warts are warts found on the soles of the feet and are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), just like other warts. By using the Swift machine, they will deliver a low dose of microwave energy to the affected area for the purpose of quickly raising the temperature of the tissue affected by the wart. This will stimulate the body’s natural immune response to act on the plantar wart. More information about the podiatry clinic can be obtained from their Facebook page at

The Saorsa Swift machine employs FDA approved microwave therapy technology, which has been proven to be highly efficacious in removing plantar warts. A vital feature of the Swift machine is its specialized probe that looks like a wand and is used to accurately direct the low dose microwave energy to the area that has been affected by the HPV virus. The microwave energy causes a rapid rise in the temperature of the targeted tissue and this will trigger the body’s natural immune response. It should be noted that the probe or applicator has a built-in sensor that detects if the tip of the applicator has previously been used. It will only allow operation if a new and unused tip is attached to the applicator. This is designed to prevent cross contamination.

It is also important to note that the microwaves used are safe. First of all microwaves have been used in clinical applications for more than 30 years. The same basic technology that is used for the Swift machine is also being applied for the treatment of liver, lung, breast, and kidney cancer in various countries. Second, microwaves are a type of non-ionizing radiation, which means that they can’t cause damage to the DNA of living things. Third, the Swift system only delivers very low energy levels when compared to other forms of electromagnetic energy. The energy delivered is just enough to agitate the water molecules and cause friction and increase the temperature. In fact, the amount of energy is considerably less than the energy used in most laser and electrocautery treatments.

The Swift procedure will only need 3 to 4 treatment sessions and these are scheduled four weeks apart to allow the treatment to be in sync with the natural immune cycle of the body. Every treatment session will be just for 5 to 10 minutes. And the treatment will not cause any damage to the skin and there is only minimal debridement. This implies that there will be no need for bandages. Patients can simply return to their daily activities soon after the treatment.

Total Foot and Ankle Care of New York is composed of a team of board certified foot and ankle surgeons based in New York City and treat a wide range for patients, from recreational athletes to people who want to walk without suffering from pain. They are committed to always apply the latest evidence based technologies and medical practices and the allow patients to be well informed when seeking care.

Dr. Christopher Chow DPM obtained his board certification from the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, he is focused on providing minimally-invasive foot and ankle surgery. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University and his podiatric medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Jack Yuan DPM received his bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from New York University and his podiatric medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Susan Zhao DPM obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from New York University and earned her doctorate from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

Those who would like to know more about the various treatments offered at Total Foot and Ankle Care of New York can visit their website at, or contact them on the phone or through email. They are open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, from Sunday to Friday.


For more information about Total Foot and Ankle Care of New York, contact the company here:

Total Foot and Ankle Care of New York
Dr. Christopher Chow DPM
139 Centre Street, Suite 702, New York CIty NY 10013