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What kind of surgeon performs fingernail surgery?

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linda2097 linda2097 (Member)

What kind of surgeon performs fingernail surgery for an ingrown fingernail?

fracturenurse

Specializes in 2 years school nurse, 15 in the OR!. Has 19 years experience.

A manicurist??? LOL

Seriously though, I guess plastics or a hand surgeon...

A hand surgeon.

I've seen toenail surgery done by a podiatrist. It took about 10 minutes.

MamaCheese

Specializes in OR. Has 5 years experience.

If a podiatrist does ingrown toenails then I suppose a hand surgeon would do ingrown fingernails. That would be my guess :specs:

maeyken

Specializes in Operating Room (and a bit of med/surg). Has 4 years experience.

We have a couple family docs who come in to do the occasional ingrown toenail. I've never seen a plastic surgeon do an ingrown fingernail, but I suppose they could. I would think that a family doc could do it in their office though!