Do I have to go to surgery if I want an ingrown toe nail removed?

Yes. Ingrown toenails are usually removed in the doctors office with local anesthesia.
Usually. Removing a toenail is a surgical procedure but is usually done in the doctors office under local anesthetic.
Ingrown nail. To remove an ingrown nail implies surgical removal. There is no other way .
Removal is a surgery. The removal of an ingrown toenail is a surgical procedure. Depending on the doctor and where he has equipment set up, the surgical removal of a toenail can be done in a doctor's properly equipped office, in an emergency room, in a day surgery center, in a hospital, etc...