Nail surgery is performed when an ingrown toe nail does not settle down with conservative measures. The podiatrist uses local anaesthetic to numb the toe before the procedure commences. One or both sides of the nail is removed to the root and a chemical used to stop the nail growing back on the sides of the nail. The nail edges usually heal within a couple of weeks and the risk of another ingrown nail on that toe is low. If you would like further information, please contact us and we can send you out a brochure with more details.