Surgical excision is the removal of unwanted tissue using a scalpel or other cutting instrument.
A lesion may be removed for several reasons, such as :
- It requires diagnosis
- It is cosmetically unattractive
- It is tender or prone to being knocked
- It is inflamed
- It is infected
We may occasionally decide that a lump, bump or mole looks as though it needs further investigation and here we would suggest that it be sent to the laboratory for analysis (histology). In these circumstances, the lump is surgically excised and immediately sent away for review. The results are normally returned to us within 5 working days.
Surgical Excision is effective for all lesions, such as:
- Lump and bumps removal
- Mole removal
- Cyst removal
- Lipoma removal
- Sebaceous cyst removal