Cyst Removal Surgery in Mesa, AZ
Serving Tempe, Grand Junction, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Casa Grande & Florence
Cysts are small sacs or pockets that are located just beneath the skin. They can be filled with pus, skin cells, bacteria, or a combination of these. They usually form when an ingrown hair or acne pore becomes irritated and infected, causing the skin to turn in on itself, creating a sac or pocket. While sometimes cysts can be lanced or popped, those methods often result in a recurrence of the cyst. For advanced cysts, surgical removal is often the best, longest-lasting method.
At Surgical Professionals, we offer simple, fast surgical procedures to remove cysts and similar growths. Our cyst removal process is relatively painless and, in most cases, can be completed in the office. With larger or more complicated cysts, we may need to take you to the operating room instead. We will meet with you in an initial office visit before scheduling you for either an office or an operating room procedure. With over 20 years of surgical experience in Mesa, AZ and the East Valley area, we are happy to help with all your surgical needs.
Call us today at 480-892-2456 or contact us online to schedule a surgical consultation today. We serve Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, Queen Creek, and the surrounding communities.
Who Can Benefit From Cyst Removal Surgery?
If you have noticed a hard nodule just underneath the skin that does not seem to go away, it is likely a cyst. Cysts can be classified in multiple categories, but some of the most common are pilonidal, breast, and sebaceous cysts. Pilonidal cysts occur in the depression near the tailbone, while breast cysts occur in the breast tissue. Cysts that occur elsewhere under the skin are typically called sebaceous cysts. Most are harmless, but they can occasionally contain malignant or cancerous cells.
We will send your cyst to the pathologists for analysis. Surgically removing cysts can be a good way to clear up the skin and prevent future infections. If you have an active infection, we usually will treat this with a simple drainage procedure and allow it to clear up with the cyst removal surgery to be performed after the infection and inflammation clear.
What to Expect During a Cyst Removal
Removing a cyst is a quick and relatively painless process as we use local anesthetic. At Surgical Professionals, our team will:
- Identify the cyst that needs to be removed
- Apply localized anesthesia to numb the affected area. This injection is usually the only somewhat painful part of the procedure and the pain disappears in seconds.
- Carefully surgically remove the sac and any affected skin cells
- Stitch or bandage the affected area to promote healing. If there are signs of infection, we may leave the skin open to allow it to drain and heal from the inside out.
The process typically takes less than an hour, and with our skilled surgeons, the scars will be kept to a minimum.
Risks of Cyst Removal Procedures
Any surgical procedure carries risks, and with a cyst removal, the most common risks can include the possibility of:
- Reaction to the local anesthetic
In most cases, the risks are negligible and easily managed. To learn more about the cyst removal process, call 480-892-2456 or contact us online!
Recovery From a Cyst Removal
Patients can often leave just after the procedure is complete, and they can typically return to work the next day. The exception may be pilonidal cyst removals, which may require a slightly longer recovery period before returning to work. Healing will take several weeks, but with our skilled team, scarring will be minimal.
Schedule a Cyst Removal in Mesa or the East Valley Area Today
Do you have a cyst that you are eager to get rid of? Contact our team at Surgical Professionals. We accept most major insurance plans, and we can schedule the cyst removal at a time that is most convenient for you. Please note that we usually will need to meet with you in an office visit and schedule your procedure in a separate visit once we have examined you and formulated a plan tailored to your specific needs.
Call 480-892-2456 today or contact us online to schedule a cyst removal procedure in the Mesa, AZ area.