Moles, warts, and cysts don’t always cause discomfort. However, you might struggle to cover them because of how they look. At Meridian Primary Care in Elkton, Maryland, the health care team performs minor surgical procedures in the office to remove these and other growths. To book a minor surgical procedure for yourself or your child, call Meridian Primary Care.

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What are minor surgical procedures?

Minor surgical procedures are in-office procedures that may use a scalpel like a regular surgery, but they don’t require general anesthesia or close monitoring of your vitals. You might need a small injection of a local anesthetic or numbing cream before your procedure, but nothing more.

The team at Meridian Primary Care thoroughly cleans the area and uses sterile tools to perform your procedure safely and efficiently. They can remove growths, perform biopsies, drain cysts, and more in a matter of minutes.

Which minor surgical procedures can I get?

Meridian Primary Care proudly offers a number of simple minor surgical procedures, including:

Cyst removal

Cysts are fluid- or air-filled sacs that can develop anywhere on your body. They don’t always need treatment, but they can be unsightly or uncomfortable. To remove a cyst, your provider drains it with a needle or with a small incision. If the cyst is beneath your skin, they may cut the whole cyst out.

Mole removal

Moles are dark marks on your skin that often develop if you spend a lot of time in the sun. Some moles are cancerous, so you should ask your doctor to examine any mole that looks or feels unusual. If the mole is suspicious, they may take a biopsy and send it to the lab for testing. If just the appearance bothers you, you can get it removed with a simple excision procedure at Meridian Primary Care.

Wart removal

Warts are contagious skin growths that are the result of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and can look unsightly or even cause pain. The team at Meridian Primary Care can remove warts with cryotherapy (freezing) or by cutting them with an electrical current.

Skin tag removal

Skin tags are harmless soft growths of skin that can get caught on your clothes or make you feel self-conscious if in a visible area. To remove them, the team cuts them with surgical scissors or freezes them off with cryotherapy.

Can I go home right away after a minor surgical procedure?

Minor surgical procedures aren’t like regular surgery; you don’t need to stay overnight or even for several hours at Meridian Primary Care. Instead, the team closes your wound right away and allows you to go home from the office. In many cases, you can go back to work after your minor surgical procedure. The team gives you instructions for taking care of the wound after you leave. If you get stitches, you may need to book a second appointment for their removal.

If you need a quick minor surgical procedure to remove a growth or cyst, call Meridian Primary Care.