Fredericksburg VA Podiatrist Uses Saorsa Swift Wart Removal Machine for Plantar Warts Treatment

Rappahannock Foot & Ankle Specialists, a premier podiatry clinic in Fredericksburg VA, wants to point out that they have recently acquired a Saorsa Swift microwave therapy machine that they use for the treatment of plantar warts and other surface-based skin lesions. The plantar wart is typically found on the soles of the foot and is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) just like other warts. These can be quite irritating because they are painful when pressure is exerted on the soles of the foot and they feel like a pebble inside the shoe. Or they can be quite painful as the pressure from standing, walking and other similar activities pushes them further inside the skin. And they have finger-like roots that reach down and grow, which is why plantar warts are difficult to treat effectively from the surface. More about the Rappahannock Foot & Ankle Specialists can be gleaned by visiting their Facebook page at

Dr. Michael C. Donato, co-owner of the podiatry practice, says, “The Swift treatment, which our office is proud to offer, utilizes microwave energy to stimulate the immune system to fight the virus that causes warts. This effective therapy typically requires only three sessions spaced one month apart. The Swift treatment saves patients the frustration associated with other treatment options and is non-invasive, quick, and virtually painless.”

The Swift microwave therapy method has been approved by the FDA and has been proven to be very effective in getting rid of plantar warts. It works by delivering a low dose of microwave energy through a specialized probe that is used by the podiatrist to direct the microwaves to the affected tissue. This causes the temperature of the tissue to increase rapidly, which causes a natural immune response in the body. The patient may feel discomfort as the tissue temperature rises fast during a two-second dose of microwave energy. The pain quickly stops once the energy delivery is stopped and there is very limited pain after the procedure.

The Swift machine offers a more accurate and cleaner treatment of plantar warts. This is because the Swift equipment has been designed to make sure that the microwaves will only travel in straight lines and won’t have lateral spread, in contrast to cryotherapy. This enables the podiatrist to really focus on the target treatment area. And studies have shown that there is no scarring as a result of the treatment.

And the Swift machine is equipped with an applicator shaped like a pen to enable the podiatrist to direct the microwaves to where they are really needed. This applicator has a disposable tip that is to be used only once. The machine has an in-built sensor that detects if the disposable tip has not been replaced with a new one, in which case it will only operate once a new tip has been attached to the applicator, thus preventing cross-contamination.

And there should be no worries about the safety of the treatment because microwaves are a type of non-ionizing radiation, which means that they can’t cause any changes to the DNA of living cells. In addition, microwaves have already been used clinically for over 30 years in equipment that are used for treating breast, kidney, lung, and liver cancer in different countries.

Rappahannock Foot & Ankle Specialists has been an integral component of the Greater Fredericksburg Community for more than 10 years. Their doctors are some of the best-trained podiatrists and foot and ankle surgeons in the US. They are all board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and all have advanced training in forefoot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgery. This podiatry practice is co-owned by Dr. Michael Donato and Dr. Stephen Carley. Aside from Fredericksburg, they also provide their services to other locations in Virginia, such as Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George, Dahlgren, Colonial Beach, Locust Grove, Louisa, and Culpeper.

Those who would like to know more about the Saorsa Swift microwave machine for plantar warts treatment and the other services provided at Rappahannock Foot & Ankle Specialists can visit their website at or contact them at (540) 371-2724.


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Rappahannock Foot & Ankle Specialists
Dr. Michael C. Donato
(540) 371-2724
195 Falcon Drive, Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States