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Greater Vancouver Podiatrist Dr. Tom Troy Offering Breakthrough Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Laser treatment recently cleared by Health Canada provides effective and drug-free option for clearing toenail fungus

Nov. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- Dr. Tom Troy, podiatrist serving the greater Vancouver area since 1987, including surrounding areas Tsawwassen, Delta, Richmond, Surrey, White Rock, Ladner, Burnaby and Langley, is one of the first podiatrists in Canada to use a laser for treating toenail fungus since the technology was approved by Health Canada earlier this year.

“Treating toenail fungus is more than about aesthetics,” says Dr. Tom Troy. “Toenail fungus, if left untreated, can lead to more serious health issues and disease, especially for those with diabetes or immune disorders.”

Toenail fungus is a common issue. Approximately 10 percent of the population has it, and for those 50 or older, the chance of getting toenail fungus increases to 30 percent.

“My patients, whether they are from Tsawwassen, Delta, Surrey or Richmond,” says Dr. Tom Troy, “are looking for a treatment plan that is fast and can do more than topical ointments. That is why I am now offering treatment with the PinPointe FootLaser at my practice. It works and is pain-free.”

The laser treats toenail fungus by penetrating the toenail and killing the fungus with the laser’s heat. All 10 toenails must be treated at the same time to minimize the chance of re-infection. The entire procedure lasts about 40 minutes, but the nails won’t be cleared immediately. They will clear as the damaged, previously infected nails grow out and are replaced by healthy toenails.

“What my patients have told me frequently is that they appreciate being able to come in for a fast treatment and go right back to work or home without needing any recovery period,” Dr. Tom Troy explains.

For more information about Dr. Tom Troy’s unique toenail laser treatment, call (604) 943-0188 or visit http://www.toenaillaser.ca.

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About Dr. Tom Troy
Podiatrist Dr. Tom Troy has been serving the greater Vancouver area since 1987, including surrounding areas Tsawwassen, Delta, Richmond, Surrey, White Rock, Ladner, Burnaby and Langley. He is one of Canada’s first certified podiatrists to use laser treatment for toenail fungus removal. Toenail laser treatment has been used in over 70,000 cases worldwide and was recently cleared for use by Health Canada.

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