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Laser surgery uses an intense beam of light, or laser, to burn and destroy the wart tissue. It is usually done in a doctor's office or clinic. Local or general anesthetic may be used, depending on the number of warts to be removed or the size of the area to be treated.
The wound will be painful for a few days after laser surgery. Recovery time depends on the location and number of warts removed.
After laser surgery, call your doctor if you have:
Laser surgery may be considered when:
Laser surgery may help when other treatments don't work, but it doesn't seem to work better than cryosurgery or electrosurgery.footnote 1
There is a slight risk of infection associated with laser surgery. Signs of infection include:
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ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical Reviewer Patrice Burgess, MD, FAAFP - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Ellen K. Roh, MD - Dermatology
Current as ofOctober 5, 2017
Current as of:
October 5, 2017
Patrice Burgess, MD, FAAFP - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Ellen K. Roh, MD - Dermatology
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Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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