Astoria NY Podiatrist Offers Plantar Warts Treatment with Saorsa Swift Wart Removal Machine

Astoria Foot Care Group, a podiatry clinic in Astoria, New York, is happy to announce that they have recently obtained a Saorsa Swift microwave therapy machine that uses microwaves to get rid of plantar warts. The Swift machine generates microwave energy and the podiatrist uses a wand connected to the machine to direct the small dose of microwaves to the affected area. This causes the rapid rise of the temperature of the affected tissue. This results in the activation of the natural immune response that works to eliminate the warts. More information regarding this and the various services offered by Astoria Foot Care Group can be gleaned by visiting their Facebook page at

The Saorsa Swift microwave therapy machine has been found to be very effective in eliminating plantar warts. And it has also been observed to be a safe treatment because it only applies a low dosage of microwave energy that is directed towards the affected area. However, patients who have certain conditions, may need to be evaluated first before they can be allowed to get the treatment. These include: those who are pregnant or breastfeeding; those who have metal plates or pins in their feet; those who are immune-suppressed; those who suffer from poor circulation; those who have conditions that affect the capability of the body to heal; and those who have a pacemaker.

Plantar warts are uncomfortable and can be quite painful because of their location on the soles of the feet. This means that pressure is often exerted on them while the person is walking, running, or doing any activity that uses the feet. Furthermore, plantar warts have roots that are deep inside the tissue of the feet, which make them difficult to treat topically. And unlike other ways of treatment that usually require breaking through the skin to reach the wart inside, the microwaves can be adjusted to penetrate to a particular depth and act directly on the tissue affected by the wart. Since there is no damage to neighboring tissue, bandages and dressings are not required and the patients can immediately go back to their daily activities.

Aside from plantar warts, the Astoria Foot Care Group also provides treatment for ankle sprains, bunions, flat feet, hammertoes, diabetic feet, heel spurs, corns, athlete’s foot, and more. Steven Mermelstein, DPM, a podiatrist at the practice, says, “X-rays, ultrasound guided injections, blood tests, anesthesia, laser procedures and hospital or in-office surgery are available to all our patients. We also offer in-office vascular testing for your convenience. This is a pain free exam to diagnose any impairment to the circulation of your lower extremities. Knowing the circulation status to your legs and feet is critical to determining your overall health status.”

Founded in 1982, Astoria Foot Care Group is located in Astoria, New York, and is committed to providing that extra care and attention that patients deserve. When a patient makes an appointment, their staff will verify insurance coverage in advance and inform the patient as to which services are covered and which are “out of pocket.” Their doctors take part in most insurance plans to allow patients to fully benefit from their medical services. Once the patient is inside the treatment room, their nursing staff will guide the patient towards one of their four whirlpools to provide a relaxing therapeutic treatment just before medical care is provided. Their staff members are also ready to help geriatric or disabled patients in removing and then putting on their socks and shoes. During the treatment, their two highly experienced doctors will always try to provide the best quality care, from simple nail issues to complex reconstructive surgeries. Their doctors are Steven Mermelstein, DPM and Eugene Y. Kim, DPM who are both board certified and licensed to practice in New York.

Those who are interested in knowing more about the podiatry services provided at Astoria Foot Care Group can check out their website at or contact them on the phone or through email. They are open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Tuesdays; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursdays; 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Fridays; and 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays.


For more information about Astoria Foot Care Group, contact the company here:

Astoria Foot Care Group
Steven Mermelstein, DPM
+1 7182744040
3117 Ditmars Blvd, Queens, NY 11105, United States