Superior Foot and Ankle Care Center Podiatrist Uses Cutting Edge Wart Treatment Device for Plantar Warts

Superior Foot and Ankle Care Center, a podiatry practice in Long Beach, CA, is happy to announce that they are using the cutting edge Swift wart treatment device for plantar warts. The Swift device delivers a low dose microwave energy to the affected tissue using a specialized probe that rapidly increases the temperature of the tissue to stimulate the natural immune response of the body against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is responsible for the wart. Like all warts, plantar warts, which are found on the soles of the feet, are caused by the HPV virus, especially types 1, 2, 4, 60, and 63. They have been difficult to treat because of the presence of finger-like roots deep inside the skin, making them very hard to treat on the surface. More information about this and the podiatry practice can be gleaned from their Facebook page at

The Swift device is an advanced, FDA cleared technology that has been shown to be highly effective in getting rid of plantar warts. Using a special probe, it delivers low dose microwave energy that is focused on the HPV virus and stimulates the natural immune response in the body by elevating the temperature of the tissue. Patients typically want plantar warts to be removed because these are painful, especially when pressure is exerted on them as they walk.

The Swift protocol commonly requires 3 to 4 treatment sessions that are four weeks apart in order to make sure it is in sync with the natural immune cycle of the body. Each session will be brief and will usually be 5 to 10 minutes long. There will be no breaking of the skin and there is only minimal debridement, which means that no bandages will be used. And patients can simply return to their daily activities right after the treatment. It has also been noted that the Swift treatment has a significantly higher efficacy compared to other treatment methods because it makes use of the body’s immune system.

It is also important to note that a slight pain or discomfort may be felt during the treatment session. This is variable and typically depends on the patient and the lesion. Most patients usually feel some level of pain or discomfort as the infected tissue temperatures are quickly increased for approximately two seconds. However, this feeling quickly subsides after the energy delivery is stopped and there is very limited pain after the procedure. More information can be gleaned about the practice by visiting their Twitter page at

Superior Foot and Ankle Care Center is a full-service podiatry office in the Douglas Park area in California with the goal of providing compassionate podiatric care for all ages. This is a two-doctor practice that offers Long Beach patients with the best possible podiatric care in a friendly and warm environment. Dr. Victoria Foley DPM and Dr. Connie Ornelas DPM have decades of experience in treating a wide range of foot and ankle conditions. Both doctors are board certified by the American Board of Food & Ankle Surgery. The podiatrists at this clinic share a conservative philosophy in providing treatment, and don’t immediately suggest surgery without first considering all possible non-invasive treatments. However, if these more conservative measures cannot offer optimal outcomes, they can offer expert surgical solutions as well. Their office is strategically located in an all-inclusive area with x-ray in-house, and their staff are bilingual in English and Spanish.

Dr. Victoria M. Foley, DPM, is a podiatric physician with board certification in foot surgery from the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She has 32 years of experience in podiatry, orthotics, diabetic foot care, podiatric surgery, heel pain, and pediatric foot care.

Dr. Connie Ornelas, DPM is, a podiatric physician also with board certification in foot surgery from the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Over the span of her 14-year career, she was able to perform more than 1,000 podiatric surgeries.

Those who are interested in learning more about the podiatry services provided by Superior Foot and Ankle Care Center can check out their website at, or contact them on the phone or through email. They are open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, from Monday to Thursday, and from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Fridays.


For more information about Superior Foot and Ankle Care Center, contact the company here:

Superior Foot and Ankle Care Center
Dr. Victoria Foley DPM
3747 Worsham Avenue, Suite 201, Long Beach CA 90808, United States