Excision biopsy of lumps

Excision biopsy of the following is to surgically remove small lumps or bumps in the skin and subcutaneous tissue.

  • Excision of dermoid cyst
  • Excision of lipoma
  • Excision of sebaceous cyst
  • Excision of skin wart

It is a simple, safe, and rapid operation that may be completed in one day. Under local anesthetic, excision can be performed without pain. Not all lumps, however, will require surgery; some can be examined and constantly monitored.

Most common reasons for recommending excision are:

  • Cosmetic reasons
  • Growing lumps
  • Painful lumps
  • Recurrent infections
    • If the infection is active, such as an abscess, the wound cannot be sewn together after the pus has been drained. It must be left open to heal on its own over time.
  • Other diagnostic reasons

Road to recovery after excision:

  • Most patients completely heal in 3-4 weeks.
  • Patients can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure but we will recommend rest for 1-2 days at least.
  • Patient should refrain from strenuous exercises, swimming, or competitive sports, etc. for a couple of weeks.

Red flags to look out for after undergoing excision:

Contact us if you notice any…

  • Bleeding from wound
  • Scar
  • Wound discomfort
  • Wound infection
  • Very rarely, the condition can recur after a few months or years.

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