Wart Treatments

Providing a wide range of treatment options for management and treatment of plantar veruccae (plantar warts). Treatment options range from insurance covered to state-of-the-art, breakthrough Microwave Laser Treatment (non-covered service) which has the highest success rate for eliminating plantar warts for good using immune-based therapy.

Dr. Patel is the only Foot and Ankle Surgeon in the state that is recognized by the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. New Horizons is the only practice in the state offering advanced treatment options with the latest technology with the highest treatment success rates in the geographic region.

The doctors and the practice have received numerous accolades and commendations for their dedication to patient care, winning many awards, and being recognized as experts on a national and international scale in regards to successful treatment for pesky, painful, or persistent plantar warts.

Our Practice Offers Full-Spectrum Wart Treatment Options

Acid Based Treatment

Debridement and application of Salicylic acid (or alternatives) derivatives to the site of the wart, which will result in blistering underlying the wart tissue. The patient returns to the office in 2-3 weeks for repeat treatments.

Injection Therapy

A range of injection therapies ranging from immunotherapy interferon to anti-cancer bleomycin to candida therapy may be utilized to combat the wart(s). There may be a necessity to repeat injections every 3-4 weeks depending on therapeutic index and severity.


Implementation of cryosurgery is a common practice in the treatment of common warts and can be effective depending on the patient and history of occurrence. A “freezing” surgical technique is utilized post-debridement and the treatment is repeated in 2-3 weeks.

Laser Electrosurgery

Post-debridement of overlying thickened tissue, a surgical filament is used to surgically “burn” the wart tissue. Treatment is repeated every 2-3 weeks.

Laser Treatment

Laser treatment is utilized when a wart has not responded to other therapies. A local anesthetic may be required at the discretion of the treating physician to modulate pain. Treatment may need to be repeated every 3-4 weeks.

Surgical Excision

In some cases, your doctor may recommend surgically excising the wart(s). This can be performed in the office or in the operating room depending on severity.

Microwave Laser Therapy

The most effective and ground-breaking treatment to date for persistent, pesky, painful plantar warts. The Swift Microwave Therapy option is an immunotherapy treatment that has found global success. Our practice is the first and only location to offer this treatment in the State of Kentucky!

The treatment is plume-free (smoke), with no anesthetic, no downtime, no dressings, or at-home care. To learn more about Swift click here or call our office at (502) 808-3668 today.

The only FDA Cleared treatment to effectively eliminate plantar wart(s) with less than 1% recurrence rate using microwave therapy.

Finally, I gave the Swift laser microwave therapy a try – and it worked.

Kate S. Louisville, KY

I was back to work later that day. No bleeding, no dressings, no restrictions.

Recent Patient. Louisville, KY

Podiatry Services

Providing exceptional Podiatry services to our fellow Kentuckians for all of their Foot and Ankle needs.

Our doctors and staff are eager to serve you and deliver the care and compassion you deserve. Whether you’re suffering from heel pain, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, nail fungus, foot wart, foot pain, or ankle pain, we can help!

We offer state-of-the-art treatment options including laser medicine, digital diagnostic imaging, conservative and surgical options.

We accept all major insurances and have reasonable cost-saving payment options for our concierge services and uninsured patient population. Specific insurance list can be provided.