Excision Surgery Excision Surgery

Excision Surgery

Excision surgery is a precise and controlled procedure in which a dermatologist surgically removes a skin lesion or tumor along with a surrounding margin of healthy skin. This technique is commonly employed to diagnose, treat, and prevent the spread of various dermatological conditions. Excision surgery allows dermatologists to remove unwanted growths while minimizing the risk of recurrence and achieving the best cosmetic outcome

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does an excision surgery procedure typically take?

The duration of an excision surgery procedure can vary depending on the size and complexity of the lesion or tumor being removed. Smaller excisions may take only a few minutes, while larger or more intricate excisions may require a longer surgical time. Your dermatologist will provide you with an estimate of the expected duration during your consultation. It's important to remember that the focus of the procedure is on achieving thorough removal and optimal outcomes rather than rushing through the process.

Will I need follow-up appointments after excision surgery?

Follow-up appointments are a crucial part of the excision surgery process. These appointments allow your dermatologist to monitor your healing progress, remove any non-absorbable sutures, assess the surgical site, and address any concerns you may have. The number and frequency of follow-up visits will depend on the specific circumstances of your procedure.

Will I need stitches after excision surgery?

In most cases, stitches (sutures) are used to close the wound after excision surgery. The type of sutures used can vary, ranging from absorbable sutures that do not need to be removed to non-absorbable sutures that require removal at a later date. Your dermatologist will determine the most appropriate closure method based on the location and size of the excision, as well as other factors. They will also provide instructions on how to care for the incision site and when to have any sutures removed if necessary.