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New Treatment For People Vexed With Unattractive & Painful Toenail Fungus

Dr. Kevin S. Gavin, Podiatric Surgeon

Dr. Kevin S. Gavin, Podiatric Surgeon

CHICAGO, IL. April 10th, 2012:  Even though toenail fungus, medically known as onychomycosis, isn’t exactly life threatening, but if not treated, it can disrupt your life in a big way.  It can cause toenails to become thick, yellow and brittle.  In some cases, toenails rot and have to be extracted.

An estimated 23 million Americans suffer from this fungus.  People vexed by this infection, at times, simply want to get rid of the fungus. The conventional treatments are expensive, have a low success rate and carry significant side-effects.  But that hasn’t stopped people from spending billions of dollars annually on oral, and topical prescriptions for nail fungus.  That is in addition to millions spent on home remedies like Vicks VapoRub, Listerine and Clorox.  

Foot & Ankle Institute, a podiatry care center based in Woodstock and Algonquin, Illinois, has recently started using a revolutionary toenail fungus treatment which has shown 90 percent effectiveness than competing approaches.  

"After 18 years of trying different treatments for toenail fungus, I finally found a treatment option that is safe and effective.  Topical medications require application twice daily and work less than half of the time.  Oral medications can be toxic to the liver and are no more effective. The Nd-YAG Laser at the Foot & Ankle Institute requires no anesthetic, no medications, and has proven itself to be 90% effective in eradicating toenail fungus for many patients in my practice over the last year,” says Dr. Kevin S. Gavin, a leading Northwest Chicago Podiatrist Surgeon who runs both the Foot & Ankle Institute centers.

Dr. Gavin’s treatment is not only vastly more effective than competing approaches, it is also safer and faster.  With no risk of side effects, you can take care of your problem in only three short visits.  Once the fungus has been wiped out, healthy nails grow in over the course of six to twelve months, depending on how quickly your nails grow.  Foot & Ankle Institute even provides you with the resources for ensuring that the healthy nails grow back as quickly as possible.  To learn more about toenail fungus and its treatment, visit our website

About Dr. Kevin S. Gavin:
Dr. Kevin S. Gavin is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons, and has been treating all manner of foot and ankle conditions and injuries since 1993.  He provides care for patients of all ages, and believes in providing the best care possible using the most up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.  He strongly believes in a proactive approach, always using non-surgical techniques when possible, and surgery only when necessary. To learn more about about Dr. Gavin, visit

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