Procedures Offered:

Abscess Drainage

- An abscess is an infection that occurs under the skin and it results in a pool of pus. Abscesses are usually caused by a bacteria and your body’s response to it. Most abscesses will appear as a red, swollen and tender lump. Upon touching the abscess, you may find that it is firm or hard directly under the surface. Abscesses will need to be drained to treat them. If you think you have an abscess, it is important that you receive proper treatment to prevent a serious infection.

Cyst Excision

- Cysts typically form after trauma, but other factors can cause them. If you have a cyst on your body, it is important to know that it will not go away unless surgically removed. While cysts can be drained, the sac beneath the skin remains. Sometimes cysts can become infected and painful, requiring drainage. Cysts look like a bubble or balloon underneath the skin and they are filled with a fluid or solid material. Cysts can appear anywhere on the body and are most common on the head, back, and neck.

Lipoma Excision

- A lipoma is a tumor beneath the skin that is benign in nature. You can find these types of tumors anywhere and they are more common in middle-aged patients than others. Typically, lipomas are not cancerous. However, they can be painful or interfere with activities, which is a medical concern for the patient.

Skin Cancer Excision

- Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The three most common types of skin cancer include:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma Melanoma is the most dangerous form of the three, because it has the highest likelihood of traveling to other parts of the body. There are other types of skin cancers as well, but they are considered much more uncommon. Medical attention is necessary after noticing any skin changes, as early detection is valuable in successfully treating skin cancer. Regular full body screening is recommended as well. A biopsy is performed on suspicious lesions to accurately diagnose skin cancer. Treatment for skin cancer depends on the type, size and location of the tumor. Treatments vary from using a topical agent to excising the lesion completely.

Keloid Excision

- There are a few different treatment options available for patients who have keloids. The type of treatment that is right for you will depend on the size, location, and condition of the keloid. Treatment of keloids includes injections, cryotherapy, or excision. If you or someone in your family has a history of forming keloids, it is important to inform your healthcare provider before any surgery.