Corn Removal

Dr. Mogul sees patients on a daily basis for the permanent surgical removal of corns and bursae.

Dr. Mogul offers full out of network insurance benefits (we will contact your insurance company and submit your claim for you). Most policies reimburse patients for most of the cost of their corn treatment foot surgery. Our surgical coordinator will help you with a quote.

“Amazing experience with Dr. Mogul and his staff. Everyone in the beautiful office is super helpful, friendly, and HONEST.  He was gentle, thorough, informative, and painlessly removed my painful corns!  I’m back on my pretty feet! ” ~ RateMDs

Corns are small conical shaped areas of hard skin which press on underlying nerve endings, often causing considerable pain. Corns usually occur on the toes or soles of the feet (plantar corns), almost always over a bony prominence, such as a joint.

A corn is simply an excess of skin cells in one spot due to pressure or friction on that part of the foot whereas a callous develops over a larger area of the foot. Traditionally poor footwear has been held responsible for causing corns but we now know it is not as simple as this. If the foot is unstable, excessive pressure will fall on the toes and soles of the feet and the skin thickens on these areas for protection.

  • Hard corns commonly occur on the top of the smaller toes or on the outer side of the little toe. These are the areas where poorly fitted shoes tend to rub most.
  • Soft corns sometimes form in between the toes, most commonly between the fourth and fifth toes. These are softer because the sweat between the toes keeps them moist. Soft corns can sometimes become infected.

The surgical procedure to remove a corn is called a “resection arthoplasty” which removes the corn, the “bursa”, and a small portion of offending underlying bone. Many patients confuse corns for bursa. The two foot ailments look somewhat similar but a bursa forms under the skin as a small protective sac which can become inflamed and painful. A corn consists of a focal area of painful hard skin. In either case the problem is treated in a similar way by the foot surgeon.

Before electing surgical corn removal you will have the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Mogul who will perform a thorough examination and you will receive professional feedback on your specific case. It’s how Dr. Stuart Mogul has earned the trust of tens of thousands of patients from around the world.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation please feel contact us:

Dr. Stuart Mogul
1111 Park Avenue
Suite 1B
New York, NY 10128
T: 212-769-0066