Nail surgery

The dermatological surgeon performs several surgical procedures on the nails, both for diagnosis and treatment. Some of them include:

• Ingrown nail surgery.

• Striate melanonychia biopsy- brown or black discoloration of a nail. It can be caused by fungi, drugs, trauma, genetic predisposition, melanocytic nevi in ​​the matrix and nail tumors.

• Nail biopsy for diseases that affect the nail plate such as psoriasis, lichen planus, among others.

• Removal of benign and malignant nail tumors.


The most common surgery performed on nails is ingrown nail surgery (onychocriptosis).