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I had a mole removed 2 months ago and has darkened back to the original pigment. Inquiring if I should get additional punch excision. how bad is scar?
What would be a better treatment for closely packed ice pick scars on nose? Derma rolling, punch excision or TCA cross? Are the effects permanent?
Laparoscopic surgery: Also called minimally invasive surgery, usually three or four small incisions are made in the abdominal wall, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length. Then a small tube is inserted into each incision and the abdomen in inflated to allow space to see the inside of the abdomen with a camera, mounted on one of the tubes. The cecum is removed and intestine reconnected with specially designed staplers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The atrium is one of the 4 chambers of the heart. You have 2 atria and 2 ventricles. The right atrium receives blood from the body that needs to be re-oxygenated by the lungs. It sounds like you have a mass there of some sort. Excision simply means surgical removal. So it seems that your surgeon will remove this mass in the right atrium surgically for pathological evaluation. ...Read more
Minimal: There is very little pain with a leep procedure. I do them in my office using a paracervical block which requires an injection on each side of the cervix. Most of my patients do not feel that injection. If I do the leep in the operating room, those patients have an I.V. Which does require a neele stick for its placement - still only a needle stick - minimal pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to remove the surgical dressing from a open acj excision after 6 days. Or should it be longer?
Ask your surgeon: For any surgery to have the optimal chance at healing, it is important to follow the postoperative instructions of your surgeon. This would include when to remove your dressing, so please check with your surgeon on their office if you have questions about your postoperative care. ...Read more