Swift Wart Treatment

Are you tired of dealing with pesky warts? We at Weil Foot & Ankle Institute are very excited to announce that we have a brand new and effective treatment for surface-based skin lesions, primarily warts.

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, specifically types 1, 2, 4, 60, and 63. 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.

What is Swift?

Swift is a cutting edge, FDA Cleared technology that has proven to be highly effective in the removal of plantar warts. It delivers low dose microwave energy through a specialized probe that targets and effectively treats the underlying HPV virus by stimulating a natural immune response in the body.  We like to say that we’re addressing the root cause; not the symptom.

What to Expect

Swift protocol involves between 3 and 4 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart; aligning with the body’s natural immune cycle.  Each treatment lasts only 5-10 minutes and is what we call a “sock off – sock on” treatment: Limited debridement, no breaking of the skin, no bandages.  No home treatment is required between treatments and patients are able to resume daily activities immediately post treatment.

How effective is Swift?

The Swift technology treatment feels similar to the pain of a small scratch or injection, lasting only a few seconds before immediately subsiding. Some may experience some soreness after the treatment, but not anything strong enough to impair normal day-to-day activities.

Does it hurt?

While pain is variable and patient/lesion specific, most patients typically feel some level of discomfort as infected tissue temperatures are rapidly elevated over a 2 second dose of energy. The pain immediately subsides following cessation of energy delivery and there is very limited post procedural pain, in fact some report an immediate reduction in pain levels.  All patients are about to continue on with day-to-day activities immediately following treatment.

When you should come to see us

It’s important to visit a podiatrist 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?

If you would like to (a) get rid of your warts and/or (b) explore Swift Treatment, please book make an appointment with us either online at https://www.yourilpodiatrist.com/request-an-appointment/ or by calling us at 847-390-7666.  One of our specialists will be happy to help.

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  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil demonstrated a level of expertise and professionalism that I had not found in previous interactions with podiatrists. Bottom line, he has dramatically reduced pain that I have been living with for more than 20 yrs. Hiking and working out will now be far more enjoyable, more effective and longer in duration. I highly recommend Dr. Weil. "

    - Steve M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “My kids have been patients here since my son was 3! He is now 17 and both be and my daughter see Dr. Benton-Weil! There are not enough stars to rate her excellence. Not only is she a smart and talented physician, she is a kind and compassionate human being. I would drive just about anywhere to be under her care!”

    - Jill K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil demonstrated a level of expertise and professionalism that I had not found in previous interactions with podiatrists. Bottom line, he has dramatically reduced pain that I have been living with for more than 20 yrs. Hiking and working out will now be far more enjoyable, more effective and longer in duration. I highly recommend Dr. Weil. "

    - Steve M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “My kids have been patients here since my son was 3! He is now 17 and both be and my daughter see Dr. Benton-Weil! There are not enough stars to rate her excellence. Not only is she a smart and talented physician, she is a kind and compassionate human being. I would drive just about anywhere to be under her care!”

    - Jill K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil demonstrated a level of expertise and professionalism that I had not found in previous interactions with podiatrists. Bottom line, he has dramatically reduced pain that I have been living with for more than 20 yrs. Hiking and working out will now be far more enjoyable, more effective and longer in duration. I highly recommend Dr. Weil. "

    - Steve M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “My kids have been patients here since my son was 3! He is now 17 and both be and my daughter see Dr. Benton-Weil! There are not enough stars to rate her excellence. Not only is she a smart and talented physician, she is a kind and compassionate human being. I would drive just about anywhere to be under her care!”

    - Jill K.
    best chicago podiatrists
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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WFAI COVID-19 Announcement

Update (4/8/2020):

We are requiring patients and anyone accompanying them to arrive for their appointment with a face covering, (such as a scarf, bandana, t-shirt, handmade mask or other) that covers their nose and mouth already in place.  If they or their guests arrive without one, they will be asked to return to their car to put one on or reschedule their appointment.  We are unable to issue surgical masks to patients at this time.  As such, beginning on the morning of April 8th, we will require patients and visitors to arrive for their appointment already wearing a face covering.

Dear Patient,

Weil Foot & Ankle Institute is committed to providing a safe and healthy care environment for our patients and team members. We are grateful for the exceptional care our dedicated team continues to provide for our patients.

We are here for you! As we all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are proud to offer patients the option of TeleHealth appointments with our physicians from the comfort of your home.  A telehealth appointment can occur by using a personal computer (equipped with a webcam) or a smartphone. If you would like to schedule a TeleHealth appointment with one of our providers, please call 847-257-8614.

In the office, we continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19.  To maintain the health of our patients, staff and offices, we are doing the following:

We follow the sanitation guidelines set forth by OSHA to protect the health and safety of our patients, physician, staff and the community at large.  Additionally we’d like to share the following links where you will find the most up to date information about COVID-19 and what you can do to keep yourself, your family and friends safe while minimizing the risk to spread the virus.

If you need to schedule a telehealth appointment, reschedule your appointment at any of our locations, or make a new appointment, please call 847-250-9797. We are here for you!

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