What is Minor Surgery?
In general terms, surgery is the term traditionally used for treatments that involve cutting or stitching tissue. However, advances in surgical techniques have made the definition more complicated: Sometimes lasers, ultracisions, rather than scalpels, are used to cut tissue.
Surgery is a broad area of care and involves many different techniques.
Here are a few definitions:
Minor surgery - any surgical procedure that does not involve anesthesia or respiratory assistance during
the surgical procedure, - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body( Ex. Hemorhoids, Tissue neurosis in absces
There are many conditions that can be treated quickly and easily by:
- vaporisation with electrical diathermy (Example: Warts destrucition)
- simple excision (Example: Mole biopsy)
This just requires a little local anaesthetic and a few minutes of your time.
Major surgery - any surgical procedure that involves anesthesia or respiratory assistance.
Minor surgery can involve the use of local, regional anesthesia. (We do not perform this here )
Which conditions can be treated? Under Local Anesthesia
- Skin tags/Skin Biopsy
- Skin cyst,Abscess
- Incision and Drainage of an Abscess
- Warts (Verruca) destruction treatment
- Mole removal
- Biopsy of growths
- Benign skin naevi
- Hairy moles
- Molluscum warts
- Penile & vaginal warts
- Spider veins
- Hemorrhoids excision treatment
- In-growing toe nails
- Lipomas/Fatty tumors
- Pre-cancerous and cancerous skin lesions
- Laceration and Incision Repair of Skin & Soft Tissue
- Leg vein treatment
- Joint injections
- Trigger point injections
- Anal Fissure/Lateral Sphicterotomy
- Pilonidal Cyst and Abscess
- Dorsal Slit for Phimosis
- Breast Biopsy/Endometrial Biopsy Sample
- Bartholoin's Cyst/Abscess
- Vulvar Biopsy/ Cervical Polyps
- Cervical Loop Excision Biopsy
- Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology and Biopsy
- Burn Treatment
- Foreign Body Removel from skin and soft tissue and many more conditions...
Will it hurt?
Only the local anaesthetic will hurt when it is being put in. After that the procedure is pain free.
How long does it take?
This depends on the condition treated.
Typically a lesion being removed by electrocautery will take 10-15 minutes.
Anything needing excision and stitches afterwards will be up to half an hour or more.
How do I make an appointment?
Please call on 713 782 1717
How many visits will I need to make?
This will depend upon the nature of your condition and the treatment required.
If you have multiple lesions we may have to treat them in two or three sessions.
Your-med doctor will advise you at the initial consultation.
What if there is a risk of malignancy?
Prior to the minor surgery the doctor will conduct a full examination and determine if there are any problems. IF THERE IS ANY RISK OF MALIGNANCY YOU WILL BE REFERRED TO AN SPECIALIST FOR CANCER TREATMENT AT YOUR LOCAL HOSPITAL.