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Minor Surgery

Primary Care Practice, Urgent Care & Medical Spa located in Amarillo, TX
Minor Surgery

Minor Surgery services offered in Amarillo, TX

If you require minor surgery and want to avoid going to the hospital, the experts at I40First in Amarillo, Texas, are here for you. Primary care physician Julito Uy, MD, George Peterson, DNP, FNP-C, and their skilled team offer an array of noninvasive and minimally invasive surgeries to help you recover quickly and without complications. Call the office to learn more about your options or use the online booking feature today.

What is minor surgery?

Minor surgery at I40First includes surgical procedures with minimal risks and side effects. The expert medical team performs:

  • Biopsies of skin lesions
  • Skin tag, mole, and wart removal
  • Fibroma, lipoma, and sebaceous cyst removal
  • Wound care
  • Fracture care
  • Stitches
  • Staples 

They also offer splinting, ingrown toenail removal, and more. The I40First experts have many years of experience completing minor surgery and offer superior results with minimal to no risks.

Is minor surgery right for me?

The I40First team lets you know if you need minor surgery after asking about your symptoms, checking your vital signs, and completing a physical exam. 

They may recommend a skin biopsy (removing a small tissue sample for lab analysis), blood tests, urine testing, X-rays, or other imaging procedures before developing a custom treatment plan. 

Minor surgery is sometimes required due to a medical problem, but at other times it’s an optional cosmetic treatment that improves the appearance of your skin.

What happens during minor surgery?

Before your procedure, the I40First team often numbs the treatment area. If you have anxiety or feel tense, they offer a sedative to help relax you. If you do take a sedative, however, you must have someone drive you home after the procedure.

Your specialist might make a tiny incision, remove or reconstruct bothersome or diseased tissues, and close the incision afterward using stitches or staples. You may receive bandages or a splint after minor surgery.

What should I expect after the procedure?

Follow your I40First provider’s instructions after each minor surgery. Keep the treatment area clean, take or apply medicines as directed, and call the I40First office if you have any questions during the healing process. They follow up with you to ensure proper healing without infection.

You might have swelling or tenderness at the site of the procedure, but these side effects subside over time. When treated tissues heal, you may still have scarring, but most scars eventually fade — especially if you protect your skin from the sun with protective clothing or sunscreen. 

If you need or desire minor surgery, schedule an appointment at I40First by phone or online today.