Minor Surgery

Select Family Practice

Family Medicine located in Raleigh, NC

Some injuries and conditions such as deep wounds, warts, and cysts need minor surgical repair. The team of health care experts at Select Family Practice, in Raleigh, North Carolina, perform minor surgery to improve and protect your health. Whether you need a mole biopsy or your child has put a Lego up their nose, the team at Select Family Practice can perform the procedure you need. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.

Minor Surgery Q & A

What types of minor surgeries are available?

The team at Select Family Practice is trained and experienced in a wide range of minor surgeries. Some of the more common procedures include:

Wound repair

If you have a deep wound you’ll need stitches to help your body heal. The team at Select Family Practice can clean deep cuts and abrasions and close the wound with stitches or sutures to hold your flesh together while you recover.

Wart removal

The providers at Select Family Practice offer wart removal. They can either scoop out your wart using a scalpel-like device, or they can shave your wart and apply medication to kill the virus over several treatments.

Cyst removal

If you have a cyst or benign growth on your body, your health care provider can remove the lump in a simple excision procedure.

Biopsies

The team also offers biopsy services to collect cell samples from moles for detailed examination and diagnosis. They perform both excision and shaving biopsies, depending on the location and size of your mole.

Foreign-object removal

Whether you have a deep splinter or your child has put something in their ear or nose, the team at Select Family Practice can extract foreign bodies from most body cavities. They don’t perform surgeries on abdomens or chests but can offer X-rays to locate a swallowed or inhaled foreign object.

What should I expect during a minor surgical procedure?

The team at Select Family Practice does their best to ensure your comfort during your procedure. They can use local anesthetics to thoroughly numb the surgical site before making any incisions or removing warts and cysts. Depending on the specific minor surgery you need, you can expect to spend an hour or two at the practice. Your health care provider can let you know what to expect in advance.

Do I need to do anything special to take care of the surgical site?

Your health care provider gives you specific aftercare instructions. In most cases, you’ll need to keep your surgical site clean and dry while it heals. Your provider can give you additional bandages to use at home. If you have stitches, you might need to return to the practice to have them removed.

If you or a member of your family need minor surgery, call Select Family Practice or schedule an appointment online today for expert treatment.