Gentle Touch Mobile Podiatry, a podiatry clinic in Harrison City, PA, is pleased to announce that their podiatrist, Dr. Kathleen S. Bauer, is now offering advanced treatment for plantar warts using the Saorsa Swift microwave wart treatment machine. Plantar warts are those warts that are commonly found on the soles of the feet, which means that those suffering from this kind of wart experience pain every time they walk or when pressure is exerted on the feet. The Swift machine delivers a low dose of microwave energy to the affected area in order to rapidly increase the temperature of the tissue for the purpose of stimulating the body’s natural immune response to act against the human papillomavirus (HPV) that is the cause of the plantar wart.

The Saorsa Swift machine uses FDA approved microwave therapy technology, which has been observed to be highly efficacious in getting rid of plantar warts. This machine has a specialized probe that is used to accurately direct the low dose microwave energy to the area that has been affected by the HPV virus. The brief burst of microwave energy will then cause a rapid increase in the temperature of the targeted tissue and this will stimulate the body’s natural immune response. And as a safety mechanism that prevents cross-contamination, the probe or applicator has a built-in sensor that can detect if the tip of the applicator has previously been used, preventing the operation of the Swift machine until a new and unused tip is attached to the applicator.

The Swift plantar wart treatment procedure will only need 3 to 4 treatment sessions and these are spaced four weeks apart in order to allow the treatment to be synchronized with the natural immune cycle of the body. Every treatment session will last for only 5 to 10 minutes. And the treatment will not cause any damage to the skin and there is only a limited amount of debridement. This means that bandages will not be needed and the patients can simply get back to their regular routine after the treatment.

For those who are wondering if microwaves are really safe, it is important to note that microwaves have been in clinical applications for over 30 years. The same basic technology that is employed in the Swift machine has already been used for the treatment of lung, breast, liver, and kidney cancer in different countries around the world. Also, microwaves are a kind of non-ionizing radiation, which means that they won’t cause damage to the DNA of living organisms. And the Swift system only delivers very low energy levels when compared to other forms of electromagnetic energy. The amount of energy used is just sufficient to agitate the water molecules and cause friction, which is what causes the rapid rise in temperature. This low dose of energy is much less than the energy used in most electrocautery and laser treatments.

Dr. Kathleen S. Bauer obtained a BS in Mathematics degree from Carlow University. And it was after a long career as an air traffic control specialist that she decided she wanted another career, so she went back to school and completed her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine at the Barry University and then underwent her post graduate training at the VA Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She has been treating patients in personal care and skilled nursing facilities since 2017. She is a mobile podiatrist, which means that she will travel about 45 minutes of driving distance from Greensburg. Those who live beyond that radius are still advised to contact her because she frequently goes to remote areas to treat patients in skilled nursing facilities in various parts of western Pennsylvania. Patients just need to note that the cost for an in-home visit includes travel time plus the costs for all the treatments.

Dr. Kathleen S. Bauer says, “My mission is to provide you with personalized, high quality care in the comfort of your own home or in our office.”

Those who are interested in learning more about the mobile podiatry services offered by Dr. Kathleen S. Bauer can visit the Gentle Touch Mobile Podiatry website at, or contact them on the phone or through email. Their office hours and time for home visits are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Mondays and Fridays; and from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursdays.


For more information about Gentle Touch Mobile Podiatry, contact the company here:

Gentle Touch Mobile Podiatry
Dr. Kathleen S. Bauer
128 Whistle Dr., Harrison City PA 15636


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