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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the experience like of getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics 57 years experience
Minimal discomfort: Assuming 1]this is of the skin, 2]cometent surgeon] 3] reasonable patient: the procedure is commonly done under local anesthesia, as an out patient. The experience should e less trying than dental work.
Dr. Vishnu Rumalla
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Should be routine: Thanks for your question. If the cyst is a less than an inch wide, you are in good health, and you are with a good doctor--it should be routine surgery with minimal discomfort.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

What is the percentage that I could die from getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 53 years experience
Almost none.: Most of these cysts can be done under local and present very little risk. There are certain problems some patients can have with local but it is rare. Problems can occur more frequently with general but these are rare as well. Have your cyst out and relax.
Last updated Mar 17, 2018


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