Minor Office Surgery
Our physicians at High Tide Internal Medicine can provide minor surgery as needed. Our entire healthcare team will provide you with compassionate care that puts you at ease, in an environment that is comfortable and welcoming. Most minor surgery procedures don’t require an extensive preparation or process, allowing us to perform them in the comfort of our office. By avoiding a visit to a surgical clinic or emergency room for your minor surgery, you can save both time and money.
Some of the most common minor surgeries include:
- Applying or removing stitches or staples
- Superficial burn treatment
- Cyst and lesion removal
- Nail debridement
- Removal of foreign bodies from the skin, nose, or ears
Minor surgeries typically only require local anesthetic where your physician will apply a topical cream or inject the area with a numbing agent. By not having to be anesthetized, patients can leave as soon as their procedure is over and resume most daily activities, though your doctor will inform you of any restrictions you have following your procedure.
Minor surgery procedures are generally fairly quick, typically lasting anywhere from a few minutes to no more than an hour, so your entire day isn’t taken up by the surgical procedure. In some cases, you can even undergo your minor surgery procedure during the same office visit that your physician determined you need it, saving you from having to make multiple trips to our office.
If we determine that a minor surgery is necessary for you and we are able to perform it in our office, we will provide you with attentive care that ensures your comfort and safety, and get you back to your regular daily activities quickly. Call us at (843) 580-7206
to schedule an appointment for an exam or other medical services.