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Minor Surgery

Beacon Family Health Care

Board Certified Family Physicians located in Austin, TX

Minor surgery involves less risk than major surgery and is often used to treat or test conditions in patients of all ages. At Beacon Family Health Care, Erica Swegler, MD, offers a number of minor surgery options to the Austin, Texas, community. Treating children and adults, the team uses the most minimally invasive procedures possible to give you a quicker recovery time. Whether you need a biopsy, oral surgery, treatment of a skin laceration, or a mole, lipoma or sebaceous cyst removed, discuss your options with Beacon Family Health Care. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

Minor Surgery Q & A

What is minor surgery?

Minor surgery includes procedures that are invasive but where only a patient’s skin, mucous membranes or connective tissue is removed or operated on. 

Biopsies are often treated as minor surgeries — they involve collecting tissue or fluid samples for testing. Minor surgery can be done in any office that is free of contamination and allows for a proper surgical area. 

What are minor surgeries?

Patients will be advised to undergo minor surgery to improve a condition, test for cancer or other conditions, or when noninvasive treatment isn’t a solution. Some minor surgeries include:

  • Skin procedures like a skin tag or mole removal
  • Treating lacerations and other skin wounds
  • Circumcisions

If you have any of these conditions, talk with your provider to see if you would benefit from minor surgery.

What can you expect after minor surgery?

Minor surgery doesn’t involve as much risk or recovery time as major surgery. Only local anesthesia is provided in the office.

If pain medication or antibiotics are prescribed, it’s important to follow the dosage, not just to relieve pain but to ensure you have mobility and are able to breathe properly.

Avoid working out or living heavy objects and allow your body time to rest. While minor surgeries are minimally invasive, you still need to be careful to avoid infections and other complications afterward.

Keep an eye on the surgical area and let your doctor know if there’s unusual pain, bleeding, pus, or other symptoms that don’t seem right.

To learn more and see if minor surgery is right for you, reach out by phone or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.