Minor Surgical Procedures Question and Answers
Our doctors and medical staff at Broadway Family Clinic perform minor surgical procedures. For more information, call us or book an appointment online to find out how we can help you with your medical concerns.
What are some minor surgical procedures?
The full list of minor surgical procedures is quite extensive. Minor surgical procedures are defined as procedures that can be performed in a surgical setting under local anesthetic in about an hour or less. They don’t require hospitalization and are done as an outpatient procedure. Your doctor or the surgeon completing the procedure can explain the full procedure to you, along with anything you need to know to prepare and what your post-operation recovery will look like. Some examples of minor surgical procedures include stitching of lacerations and wounds, removal of stitches, removing foreign objects from wounds, wart and mole removal, and skin tag removal. Minor surgical procedures are operative procedures in which connective tissues, skin, or mucus membranes are impacted. Tooth extractions are also considered minor surgical procedures, as are most biopsies where a tissue or fluid sample can be extracted under a local anesthetic.
What is considered minor surgery?
Minor surgery is a surgical procedure that can be performed under local anesthetic in a brief period of time, usually less than an hour. The procedure is typically performed in a secondary-care hospital setting but can also be performed in an office setting if the board-certified surgeon performing the operation has the equipment required in their office. Minor surgery procedures generally do not require hospitalization and the procedures are often elective in nature, meaning they are not required for the overall health and well-being of the patient. They are low-risk procedures that do not present major hazards to the patient’s life or the function of the patient’s organs or body parts. Patients are able to go home immediately following their procedure, or once the local anesthetic has worn off, provided there are no complications or negative side effects from the anesthetic. Depending on the procedure being done and the type and amount of local anesthetic required, patients may be cautioned against driving themselves home or taking public transit, instead of having a friend or family member drive them to and from their appointment or taking a cab. While local anesthetic does wear off, it can leave the patient feeling drowsy, reducing their ability to react quickly while driving.
How long does minor surgery take?
Minor surgical procedures should typically take less than an hour to complete, under a local anesthetic. They are performed as an out-patient procedure, meaning hospitalization is generally not required and the patient is able to go home immediately following the procedure. Depending on the procedure and the anesthetic used, they may require a friend or family member to drive them to and from their appointment as the side effects of the anesthetic can potentially impair their driving ability. The surgeon can let you know how long the procedure will take, what type of anesthetic will be used and what you can expect both during and after the procedure. They will explain any preparation you need to do ahead of the surgery and anything you need to know about your recovery post-operation.
Do you provide Minor Surgical Procedures Near Pearland TX?
Yes, Broadway Medical Clinic provides minor surgical procedures. A list is available on our website or you can call our office to find out if we are able to provide the procedure you are looking for. Some of the minor surgical procedures we are able to perform on-site include biopsy and excision of skin lesions, wart removal, removal of foreign objects from the ear, nose, and eye, incision and drainage of abscesses, stitching of cuts and lacerations, skin tag removal, ingrown toenail excision, a wide assortment of injection treatments and many other services.
Some of the diagnostic and surgical procedures we offer include:
• Allergy injections
• Bartholin Cyst I&D
• Biopsy and excision of skin lesions
• Bursa Injection
• Cerumen/Ear Wax Removal
• Cryotherapy (Freezing) for Wart or other skin lesions
• EKG (Heart Rhythm) Analysis
• Eye Fluorescein Exam
• Flu shots and immunizations
• Foreign Body – Ear/Nose/Eye
• Ganglion Cyst Aspiration/Injection
• Incision and drainage of abscesses
• Ingrown Toenail, Excision
• Intrauterine device (IUD) placement and removal
• Joint injections
• Norplant placement and removal
• Nose Bleeding control with nasal packing or Cautery
• Paronychia, I&D
• Pilonidal Cyst, I&D
• Sebaceous Cyst, I&D
• Simple Laceration Repair
• Skin Tags, Excision
• Treadmill testing
• Trigger Point Injection
• Women’s health services, including breast exams, mammography, Pap smears
For more information about minor surgical procedures, book an appointment online today, or give us a call. We serve patients from Pearland TX, Shadow Creek Ranch TX, Southern Trail TX, Pomona TX, Southlake TX, Sienna Plantation TX, Fresno TX, Manvel TX, and Rosharon TX.
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