By Alexandra Thompson Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 10:44 BST, 13 June 2019 | Updated: 10:44 BST, 13 June 2019
A stomach-churning video has captured the moment a podiatrist pulls out a patient's ingrown toenail.
Marion Yau chuckles as she describes her patient as having a 'wonderful ingrown nail with a massive growth on the side' of his big toe.
The clip shows Ms Yau, who calls herself Miss Foot Fixer, cutting away at the growth with pliers to reveal the bleeding soft tissue underneath.
Seemingly baffled, the podiatrist prods at the toe before deciding to cut away the half of the nail that was 'hidden' by the growth.
After 'hollowing' the space out and applying disinfectant, Ms Yau extensively wraps the toe in gauze before sending the patient on his way.
The unnamed patient presented with an 'ingrown toenail with a massive growth on the side'
Podiatrist Marion Yau later cut away the half of his nail that had been 'hidden' by the growth
Ms Yau, of London's Harley Medical Foot and Nail Clinic, claims she first saw the unnamed patient in August, when his growth was not as large.
Although she cut away some of the mass then, he returned four-to-five months later, complaining he had been 'too busy' to come sooner.
Ms Yau decided the growth had to be permanently removed and set about cutting it away.
The patient's toe had been anaesthetised, with Ms Yau urging him to tell her if he felt any discomfort.