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Corn Removal Surgery in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Corn Removal Surgery.

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Hospital La Catolica

Hospital Hotel La Catolica provides comprehensive private healthcare services to local and international patients, mainly from the USA.

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Dr. Arce Pérez Luis Roberto

Orthopedics and Traumatology

Dr. Castro Artavia Cristhian

General Medicine and Surgery
Orthopedics and Trauma
Hand and Elbow Surgery
Microsurgery

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Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Baja Orthopedics

A specialized orthopedic clinic from Tijuana with three orthopedic specialists, all of which speak English and regularly treat American patients. The clinic was established in 1990, is ISO certifiede, and all doctors speak English.

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Salutaris Medical Center

A short-stay surgical clinic and outpatient facility specializing in cosmetic, general and orthopedic surgery. The clinic is accustomed to treating patients from the United States, Latin America and Europe.

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Oasis of Hope Hospital

A modern, high tech medical and surgical facility catering to cancer patients and doubles as a cancer research institution as well.

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Hospital Clinica Biblica

Clinica Biblica Hospital is one of the top medical institutions of Costa Rica. Approximatey 50% of the physicians at the hospital were trained in the USA.

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Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.

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Dr. Arredondo García Hector M.

Traumatology and Orthopedics

Dr. De la Garza Keller David

Traumatology and Orthopedics

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Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.

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Dr. Rafael Ortega Orozco

Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Rafael A.Jiménez, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Hospital de La Familia

A small hospital offering healthcare services for women and their families, including cosmetic surgery, dermatology, gynecology, pediatrics, dermatology, bariatric surgery, internal medicine and infertility treatment.

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About Corn Removal Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Corn Removal Surgery?
Corn removal surgery is a surgical procedure that is done if the patient is suffering from unbearable pain due to a corn, which has not been cured by medication and home remedies. Corn removal surgery is very effective in stopping the corn from recurring as it helps in removing pressure and friction that cause corns.

How is Corn Removal Surgery Performed?
Corn removal surgery may be performed to remove hard corns (Heloma Durum) or soft corns (Heloma Molle).

  • Hard Corns
    • A corn removal surgery is performed to remove a hammertoe that causes corns. The painful corns and hammertoe deformities are usually surgically removed by digital arthroplasty and arthrodesis.
    • During arthroplasty, a piece of the bone within the proximal or distal interphalangeal joints is removed.
    • This helps in straightening the toe after which the enlarged bone beneath a corn can be removed.
    • The procedure of arthrodesis is similar to arthroplasty; however, instead of removing the bone, the two bones are joined together.
    • Arthrodesis may result in a rigid toe, but the recurrence of corns will be reduced.
    • Apart from arthroplasty and arthrodesis, the tendon may be lengthened to loosen the metatarsophalangeal joint, which totally removes the hammertoe distortion.
  • Soft Corns
    • Soft corns are similar to hard corns but they are a result of pressure between two toes instead of an external pressure caused by a shoe.
    • An arthroplasty is performed, during which a piece of the bone within the proximal or distal interphalangeal joints is removed.
    • This helps in removing the enlarged bone beneath a corn.
    • In cases of recurrent soft corns with prior unsuccessful surgeries, a syndactylization procedure is performed.
    • This is done by stitching the skin at the bottom of the two toes together, which forms a partial web at the toes.

How to Prepare for Corn Removal Surgery?
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has any ailments or medical conditions.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient is taking with or without a prescription.
  • The patient is advised to stop smoking to ensure a quick recovery.

Duration of procedure/surgery : 15 to 30 minutes

Days admitted : Corn removal surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure.

Anesthesia : Local Anesthesia

Recovery : - The patient will feel mild pain for 2 to 3 days after the surgery. Pain medication will be provided to control the pain.
- The surgical stitches will be removed in 10 to 14 days after the surgery.
- The patient will take approximately 3 to 4 weeks to recover from the surgery and return to normal activities.

Risks : - Excessive swelling
- Healing delay
- Recurrence of the corn if the sufficient amount of bone is not removed
- Limp toe for a few weeks

After care : - The patient should avoid using the foot after surgery and should keep the foot elevated to a level above the heart for a minimum of three days.
- The patient should limit using the foot for 2 to 3 weeks, and should not walk barefoot for 3 weeks after the surgery.
- The patient is required to wear surgical sandals for approximately 3 weeks or until the swelling is reduced. Not wearing it may result in swelling, infection and delayed healing.

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