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Swift Microwave Therapy for Warts


Cutting-Edge Treatment to Restore Foot Health

If you suffer from plantar warts and are looking for relief, Dr. Ross and Dr. Matthews at The Podiatry Center have you covered!

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At The Podiatry Center, we are now offering a brand new treatment for surface skin lesions. This state-of-the-art technology is called Swift® microwave therapy and it is an effective method to remove stubborn warts by treating their root cause. With no downtime and minimal discomfort, we are excited to offer Swift® microwave therapy in Bethesda, MD & Springfield, VA to help you get relief!

Plantar warts; a common and stubborn Viral Infection

“Plantar” means “Of the sole” in Latin. Unlike other types of warts, plantar warts are typically quite painful as the pressure from walking and standing forces them to grow into your skin. Like all warts, Plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) virus. Underneath the skin, the wart can have finger-like roots that reach down and grow, making them very difficult to treat effectively from the surface.

swift treatment for wart removal

What Is Swift & How Does It Work?

Swift is a cutting-edge, FDA-approved technology that is highly effective for removing plantar warts. Plantar warts form on the heels or balls of your feet and are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). These types of warts grow into the foot, making them difficult to treat from the surface.

Swift addresses this by delivering low-dose microwave energy through a probe that targets the root of the problem — the underlying HPV virus. By stimulating a natural immune response in the body, the microwave energy prompts the immune system to attack the HPV virus, therefore eliminating the wart. We like to say that we’re addressing the root cause; NOT the symptoms.

swift treatment for wart removal

Treatment Plans

Swift treatment averages between 3-visits, with each treatment lasting 5minutes. The treatments are spaced 4 weeks apart to match the body’s immune cycle. Between visits, the wart will gradually shrink as your immune system goes to work.

Since Swift does not break the surface of the skin, no bandages are required and you can go about your day as normal after each session. Dr. Ross and Dr. Matthews will discuss when, and how many, follow-up visits should be scheduled based on your specific case. Our team will carefully evaluate your progress during each treatment.

Is Swift Painful?

There is minor discomfort associated with this treatment. Pain varies between patients, but most people feel some discomfort for 2-3 seconds as tissue temperatures are elevated. No anesthesia is needed and any pain immediately subsides after the probe is removed. There is very little post-procedural pain and no need for at-home care!

swift treatment for wart removal

Who Can Benefit From Swift?

Swift can benefit anyone who is suffering from warts and is looking for the most effective solution to remove them. If you are concerned that you may have a lesion and want to take care of it, Dr. Ross and Dr. Matthews will help diagnose you and see if Swift is the right treatment for you.

Traditional treatment of warts involves biweekly visits and daily medication application at home, which can be both time consuming, expensive, and sometimes painful.  Swift therapy cuts down on time to resolution, eliminates home medication use, tends to be more cost efficient for the patient, and is relatively painless.




swift treatment for wart removal

When you should come to see us!

It’s important to visit The Podiatry Center if you suspect or feel that you have a plantar wart and are seeking removal. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the more likely the wart is to persist.


Here are some common symptoms to look out for:

  • You may get the feeling of “painful pebbles” in your shoes.
  • You may experience pain when you compress the sides of the wart.
  • You may see a circular flat spot on the skin with a depressed area in the middle.
  • They may appear “yellowed” with a crust; small black dots can be an easy give away.
  • The lesion on your foot is painful, bleeding, or has changed color.
  • Treatments you have tried do not work, and the wart reoccurs or multiplies.
  • Discomfort that prevents you from doing regular activities.
  • Poor sensation in your feet.
  • You are unsure if the lesion is a wart.

What To Do Next – Contact Us for Swift Microwave Therapy in Bethesda, MD and Springfield, VA!

If you are looking for effective wart removal and want to learn more about how Swift Treatment can help, please book a consultation with either Dr. Ross or Dr. Matthews by calling our Bethesda office at, 301.232.3878 or our Springfield office at, 571.207.8818.

Our top priority at The Podiatry Center is to help you find the right treatment plan. We want to give you significant and lasting improvements in your foot health, and you can count on our Podiatrists, Dr. Ross & Dr. Matthews, to do just that. They will listen carefully when you explain your symptoms and use their expertise to make an accurate diagnosis and educate you on your condition. Both of our Podiatrists will explain our advanced diagnostic tools, your available treatment options, and help guide you to the very best solution to relieve your pain!

Contact us to schedule an appointment or use our convenient online contact form. We are committed to earning the trust of our patients, profession, and community. 


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