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New Laser Treatment for Fungus Toenails


What is the procedure? How does it work?

The fungus that lives under the toenails is treated with a gentle laser light. The light passes through the toenail, killing the fungus underneath without causing damages to the nail or the skin around it. At the time of the procedure the toenail will not become instantly clear, but as it grows out, the new nail may grow out as normal. It can take 6-9 months for a toenail to completely grow out. This is a new a approach.

Do I have to have more than one treatment?

One treatment kills the fungus under the toenail in most people

Is the procedure painful?

No. The laser treatment is painless.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure take about 30 minutes.

Will the fungus come back?

You will be instructed on preventive care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection. Some individuals are more likely to become reinfected than others and may require additional treatments.

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When can I paint my nails or have a pedicure?

You can apply polish immediately after the treatment. It is important to remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment.

Is this covered by my insurance?

Health insurance plans do not cover this procedure or treatment.

How long have you been doing this?

Clinical trails have been going on since last year with an initial success rate over eighty-five percent.

This is the first time this treatment has been offered to the public.

What is FDA cleared mean?

Our laser has been cleared for dermatological use by the FDA. This is considered a dermatological procedure.

Who developed the laser procedure?

This procedure to kill fungus under toenails was developed around a new state-of-the-art laser produced by Patholase Corporation in Chico California.


In-Office Open Extremity MRI System

At Manhattan Podiatry Associates, our state-of-the-art new MRI device, Esaote O-Scan MRI, offers a valuable tool to the clinician, providing a window into the human body and foot without x-ray radiation or invasive techniques.

Our MRI scanner allows for an examination in a stress-free environment free of claustrophobia.

Laser Wart Removal | Ultrasonography | Fluoroscopy | Manhattan | New York CityWhat is ESW Treatment?

Extracoporeal shock wave treatment is a FDA approved procedure used to treat chronic plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome. It's technology is similar to Lithotripsy technology used to break up kidney stones without surgery. ESWT uses high intensity sound waves (acoustic) to treat plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome. It is a non-surgical hi-tech method which boasts a tremendous success rate. The Ossa Tron made by Healthtronics or the Epos Ultra made by Dornier are the shock wave generators. The shock waves are created by a medical grade spark plug enclosed in a soft plastic dome filled with water. During ESWT this dome is placed close against the symptomatic heel so that the shock waves pass through the dome to the heel.

Who is a candidate for ESW Treatment?

ESWT, used to treat plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome, is not used as a first line treatment. It is only considered after conservative treatment fails. Conservative treatment may include at least two or more of the following: Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin or Naprosyn, use of inserts in your shoes, one or multiple injections of the heel with an anti-inflammatory agent such as cortisone, a course of physical therapy and/or physical therapy stretches, weight loss, shoe modification or plantar fascial night splints along with rest from excessive or abusive activity and the application of heat or cold. If these treatments don't completely resolve your symptoms, then ESWT, which is a non-surgical treatment, may be utilized.


Pulsed Dye Laser

Laser Wart Removal | Ultrasonography | Fluoroscopy | Manhattan | New York CityThe latest state-of-the-art treatment for warts is pulsed dye laser therapy (PDL).

  • No Surgery
  • No Post-Op Dressings
  • Minimal Discomfort

PDL works by shining a beam of laser light on the wart. The pulse of laser energy affects the blood supply to the wart and it eventually disappears. Treatment usually takes less than 30 seconds. It's safe for children and adults.

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Computerized Gait Analysis and Orthotic Fabrication

State-of-the-art computerized technology is utilized for gait and biomechanical evaluation. This evaluation provides both static and dynamic information which is then used for the fabrication of custom made foot orthotics.



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Our in-office ultrasonography unit allows for the immediate visualization and diagnosis of soft tissue injuries and foot problems.



Real time imaging of bones and joints with minimal radiation. Fluoroscopy allows our doctor's to visualize bones and joints while they are moving which allows for more accurate diagnosis.



Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment

Platelet rich plasma works to heal plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis naturally without surgery.

What is PRP?

Tendonitis affects almost everyone at some point in their lives and in most cases will heal on its own or with basic treatments such as rest or anti-inflammatory medicine.

However, in cases where tendon injuries become chronic, it is often because of actual structural changes to the tissue including thickening (where the tendon or sheath is replaced with scar tissue) or micro tears in the tendon. This leads to continuous pain and loss of function.

PRP is platelet-rich plasma, also known as autologous blood concentrate. Platelets are a specialized type of blood cell which contains the growth factors needed to heal injured tissues including tendons, ligaments and joints. The goal is to enhance the healing environment to cure the chronically affected tissue naturally and without the side effects of medicine or surgery.

Why does PRP work?

Human platelets are naturally rich in connective tissue growth factors. By injecting these growth factors into damaged ligaments and tendons, it stimulates a natural repair process by the body's own healing system. Essentially, we are using the bodies own blood cells and directing them where they are needed to heal damaged tissue.

What conditions benefit from PRP?

  • Plantar fasciitis and tears of the plantar fascia
  • Achilles tendonitis and tendocalcinosis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis and tendonosis
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Cartilage and joint capsule tears
  • Joint pain and plantar plate injuries
  • Non-healing ulcers or wounds

How is PRP done?

In the office, blood is drawn from the patient's arm and placed in a special centrifuge. The platelets are then separated from the red blood cells and concentrated. The concentrated platelets are then put in a syringe and injected into the injured area. The process is done under either local anesthesia or twilight anesthesia which minimizes pain. The entire process usually takes less than 30 minutes

What is the success rate?

There have been many studies documenting the effectiveness of PRP treatment. The studies have generally resulted in a success rate of 80 to 85% with patients experiencing a complete relief of their pain and the results are generally permanent.


JCAHO Accredited Office Based Surgery Center

Our primary office at 133 E. 54th Street has been certified by The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) as an outpatient office based surgical center (OBS). We are the first office in NYC to get this designation utilizing intravenous anesthesia.

What this means to the referring physician and patient is the comfort in knowing that treatment is in an office which adheres to the highest level of patient care and safety including strict adherence to OSHA and HIPAA regulations with constant monitoring by JCAHO. The Joint Commission serves as an independent audit of our organizations level of compliance.

In-Office Outpatient Surgical Facilities

With In-Office Outpatient Surgical Facilities, hospitalization is rarely required, but available when necessary. Board Certified Anesthesiologists on staff complement our Board Certified Podiatric Surgeons. Board Certification signifies the attainment of a level of medical excellence that assures optimal care.


Manhattan Podiatry Associates, P.C. provides expert care, diagnosis, and treatment of ankle and foot disorders for children, adults, and seniors. Dr. Steven P. Abramow and Dr. John E. Mancuso began Manhattan Podiatry Associates, P.C. in 1981. The practice has grown steadily, as have both doctor's credentials and achievements.

Our practicing philosophy is defined by providing a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan for every patient. Our two conveniently located offices are equipped with the latest technology.

Our facility:

The doctors at Manhattan Podiatry Associates, PC perform most procedures at their private, free-standing, state-of-the-art facility, located in the same building as where office consultations are held. The operating room not only meets the standard for New York state registration but is also accredited according to the high standards of the Joint Commission.

Private facility:

Our facility, Gramercy Podiatric Surgical Suites, P.C. Located at 133 east 54th street has been designed with the utmost concern for patient safety and comfort. In addition to our private rooms, our office is equipped with state of the art surgical facilities. Our operating room is registered by New York State and is accredited by the Gold standards and an additional accreditation; The Joint Commission. Having been built to the highest of standards, our physical facility provides a comfortable and safe environment for your procedure without the crowds and risks of a hospital environment. All of our staff, from our medical assistants to our board-certified anesthesiologists have been expertly trained to ensure that you receive exceptional care.


Many are curious about the type of sedation that will be used for their surgical procedure. Working exclusively with board-certified anesthesiologists the doctors of Manhattan Podiatry Associates, PC, and associates carefully consider the best type of anesthesia for each patient. The doctors of Manhattan Podiatry Associates, PC typically use local anesthetic either alone or in combination with (Twilight Anesthesia) for their surgical procedures. This is safer and far superior to general anesthesia. This extremely safe anesthesia is given through an IV and is administered by a board cert anesthesiologists on site.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of our staff and podiatric surgeons to passionately pursue the health and well-being of our patients by providing the highest quality medical and surgical care in a safe, effective and efficient manner utilizing our culture of exceptional service and state of the art technology.

To this end, it is our goal to operate this organization in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and to ensure availability of necessary facilities, supplies, nursing, administrative and clerical staff with the technical expertise to meet the needs of our patients so they can achieve and maintain a state of both physical and mental wellness.

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Strength in Numbers

You gain confidence when you are in the hands of a competent surgeon who performs the same type of surgical procedure over and over again. Strength in numbers should make you feel more comfortable with your choice of surgeon.

While there are many different types of surgical foot procedures performed, the most common are surgical repair of Bunions and Hammertoes. On an annual basis, the foot surgeons at Manhattan Podiatry Associates, P.C. perform approximately 500 bunionectomies and over 1000 hammertoe repairs. In their 35 years of practice, the doctors have performed approximately 10,000 bunionectomies and over 20,000 hammertoe surgical repairs.

For the patient, when it comes to picking a foot surgeon, experience and specialization should enter into the decision making process. Choosing the foot surgeons at Manhattan Podiatry Associates, P.C. allows you the satisfaction and security that you are receiving the highest quality of care. While there are many didactically well trained surgeons, experience is often the intangible element that results in excellent outcomes.

That is why there is, Strength in Numbers.

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In an effort to minimize out-of-pocket expense, we accept and participate in most managed care and insurance plans. If you have a question about your insurance, or if your plan is not listed below, please call our expert staff. We have a trained full-time insurance coordinator to assist every patient with insurance forms and questions.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Except Medicaid Silver, Gold, Platinum, Bronze)
Cigna (Except HMO)
Empire Plan
Horizon BCBS (Except NJ)
Oxford Health Plans (Except liberty)
United Healthcare (Except Community Plan)

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "...the office and exam rooms are clean, the front desk people are always courteous and welcoming and the nurses are super efficient and friendly."

    Virginia R.
  • Yelp

    "I'm happy to say that I think my foot problems are behind me and I have Dr. Shapiro and his wonderful staff to thank for that."

    Tara S.
  • Yelp

    "Every appointment the staff was on time and there was no need to wait, which is wonderful when you need to leave work to make a mid-day appt."

    Erica B.
  • Yelp

    "I found Dr. Abramow to be friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and forthcoming about everything involved in my surgery. I would recommend him to a friend..."

    Mom F.
  • ZocDoc

    "He was incredibly friendly and communicative -- answered all my questions and luckily was able to quickly diagnose my ailment. "

    Sarah B.
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    "The doctor took his time and was very good at explaining what was causing the pain in my foot. I would definitely recommend Dr. Landsman to my family and friends!"

    Antonio G.
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