Tampa Cryosurgery
Marc A. Katz, DPM

Foot Cryosurgery Innovator & Leader

CryoMax: Foot Pain, Morton's Neuroma, Heel Pain, Foot Pain, Fibroma

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Dr. Marc Katz Tampa Podiatrist




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CryOzone Plus Procedure: Please Read About This New Approach To Relief!

CryOzone Plus Procedure - Regenerative Neuroma and Heel Pain Cryo Treatment -  A natural multi-modality approach for long-term relief

What Your CryOzone Plus Treatment Includes:

Cryo Procedure for Healthy Nerve and Heel Tissue Regeneration - Natural  nerve and heel treatment, under ultrasound guidance, followed by regenerative medicine techniques for healing and new normal nerve growth

Pneumodissection - Freeing of the nerve and scar tissue from surrounding tissue utilizing ozone gas. Allows for decompression of the nerve and protects surrounding tissue from cold temperatures.

Prolozone - Regeneration and healing through use of high oxygen levels

PRP - Regeneration and healing through use of platelets and growth factors


US PIONEER AND LEADER IN FOOT CRYOSURGERY

You deserve advanced pain relief.  You may have been experiencing pain in your feet and have exhausted all conservative options.  Your doctor has told you that traditional surgery is your next option and that concerns you after seeing some of the results.  Cryosurgery is an excellent minimally-invasive option for you so that you may avoid traditional surgery that can have greater complications and less than desirable outcomes.

Dr Marc Katz is a Board-certified Tampa Podiatrist that provides innovative cutting edge techniques for relief of foot pain including Cryosurgery or Cryotherapy of the foot.
Dr. Katz prides himself on compassion and concern for all patients.

Dr. Katz is the first Cryostar certified Cryosurgeon in the Tampa Bay Area providing relief for foot neuroma.

Due to his expertise in Cryosurgery and innovative approach, Dr. Katz has been chosen by Cryogenic Technology as one of the few Podiatrists in the US to train other Physicians.

He is not part of a large group so that he may provide each patient with individualized attention.  Each patient gets to spend quality time with Dr. Katz so that they may truly understand their problem and treatment options.

Dr. Katz is a pioneer and leader in the field of cryosurgery for foot disorders.


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CryoMax versus ordinary cryosurgery?

Cryosurgery has been performed on the foot for many years.  In its early days, there was no ultrasound guidance.  An incision was made and the probe was placed through the tiny incision to the area where there was the most pain.  The procedure was then performed in that area.  The results were decent at best and not very reproducible.  Most of the doctors that perform cryosurgery today perform it in this manner.  With better visualization so easily achieved with high powered color ultrasound, Dr. Katz prefers his method over the blind procedure and over the procedure that is done with a black and white ultrasound.  Dr. Katz calls his procedure CryoMax.   Dr. Katz has developed this technique and it has been refined over many years performing thousands of procedures.  Dr. Katz is one of the few podiatrists in the US that can offer you this advanced relief for your foot pain.

CryoMax is a  much more precise procedure done with the aid of an ultrahigh resolution magnifying digital ultrasound capable of Doppler visualization of blood vessels.  The nerves are identified in close proximity to the vessels.  When CryoMax is performed, the Cryosurgeon is looking directly at the structures that he is freezing and can actually measure the area of nerve tissue that is frozen.  There is little doubt what is being frozen and whether the probe is in the correct area.  Without Doppler Ultrasound, the procedure is done blindly.  The percentage of success is much higher with color ultrasound guidance than without it.   The general public needs to understand that because of the cost of proper training, equipment  and market pressures, many doctors perform the procedure blindly and have had little to no training.  To date, Dr. Katz is the only nerve cryosurgeon performing the CryoMax technique in the State of Florida and one of the few in the United States.   If you are going to have the procedure done, wouldn’t you prefer to have it done correctly to maximize the pain relief?

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Dr. Katz received additional advanced training from Andrea Trescot, MD.  Dr. Trescot is currently one of the foremost authorities on Cryosurgery for pain relief.   Dr. Katz has adopted her specialized techniques and continues to provide relief to his patients with even greater success. He feels fortunate to be one of the few Podiatrists in the US performing this advanced technique. 

CryoMax: The Procedure 


You can have maximum foot and heel pain relief with the advanced CryoMax procedure using high power ultrasound guidance.  Maximum relief is obtained with minimal discomfort and minimal down-time.  Complications are far less than traditional surgery.

The procedure is minimally invasive and takes approximately 15 minutes to perform. Effective treatments are available for neuroma pain. In a typical in-office procedure, Dr. Katz uses a high power ultrasound and in some cases a neuro-stimulator feature to locate the nerve and structures more easily.  This is a more advanced method providing better results.  Dr. Katz is one of the few Podiatrists that uses this specialized technique for maximum relief. 

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The Cryostar Freezing Device
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First,  a local anesthetic is used  so that the probe can be introduced without discomfort. A puncture just large enough for the probe to easily pass through is made through the skin.  The probe is inserted through the puncture site to the nerve site or tissue site.  Following nerve or tissue location with the ultrasound and stimulator, the freeze cycles are then initiated.  Upon completion of the freeze cycles, the probe is removed.  An antibiotic ointment is placed over the puncture site followed by a sterile dressing. Sutures are not necessary due to the small size of the puncture. The dressing may be removed within the first 3 days and a shower is then permitted. Postoperative discomfort is minimal. It is suggested that you decrease your normal level of activity over the first 3 days.
 
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High Powered Vascular Ultrasound Unit
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