Ingrown Toenail Surgery


Ingrown toenails are a common but incredibly painful condition. They are often caused by ill fitting shoes, trauma, genetics or by poor toenail cutting. When you visit a podiatrist, they will assess whether or not surgery is right for you. In many instances the corner of the nail can be cut out without anesthesia and the ingrown toenail will be gone. However if you have a family history, or the ingrown toenail is severe or persistent, surgery may help you!


The nail surgery is a small procedure where a portion of the nail is removed and a chemical is applied to stop it from growing back (the chemical has a 98% success rate). It is normally performed under local anesthesia and usually heals completely within 3-4 weeks. You are able to walk afterwards but may need to wear open sandals or shoes for a few days. 


If you would like to have the surgery or have any concerns, call us today on 0800 111 224 to find out more. In some instances ACC can cover part of your surgery if the ingrown nail was caused by an injury.






Reception Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm

Clinic Opening Hours

Our clinic hours reflect our podiatrist's appointment schedules and therefore are subject to change

Pukekohe: 13B Hall Street

​Monday - 8am-6pm

Tuesday - 8am-6pm

Wednesday - 8am-7pm

Thursday - 8am-6pm

Friday - 7am-2pm 

Saturday - 8am- 3pm

Sundays - Closed

Otahuhu (inside Otahuhu Physiotherapy) 15/23 Station Rd, Otahuhu

Monday - 9am-5:45pm

Waiuku: 30 Constable Road

Tuesday - 8am-4pm

Te Kawhata: 12 Main Road

Every 3rd Thursday of the month (Please call to confirm dates). Every 2nd Wednesday from 7 August

Possum Bourne Retirement Village  5 Lisle Farm Dr, Pukekohe

Every 3rd Thursday of the month (Please call to confirm)

Mangere 6 Waddon Place, Mangere

Every 2nd Friday of the month (Please call to confirm dates)

Otahuhu (Otahuhu Physiotherapy)
Te Kauwhata
Ryman (Possum Bourne)