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Can my general practice doctor treat a sebaceous cyst? can i just go into my doctors office and expect that they will be able to treat my sebaceous cyst or do i need to see a dermatologist?

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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Typically : Typically a dermatologist or surgeon will be the ones to treat a sebaceous. Occasionally there is a well trained general practice doctor that might want to tackle this but that is rare.
Dr. James Tang
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Plastic surgeon: Best to go see a plastic surgeon who can excise the entire cyst and its sac.
Dr. Jeremy White
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Sebaceous Cyst: Many physicians including general surgeons, family practitioners, dermatologists, and plastic surgeon can excise skin lesions. The best way to find out about this physician is to call the office and find out if and how often he/she performs the procedure. Alternatively, you can ask your friends who they went to for similar problems and whether or not they were satisfied with their care.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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