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A year later, after a flesh-colored mole removal I have a crater. The mole was located on my upper lip. Can I fix it without doing a punch excision?

A year later, after a flesh-colored mole removal I have a crater.  The mole was located on my upper lip. Can I fix it without doing a punch excision?

You have a scar: You can laser the scar but that requires multiple treatment visits & will yield 'improvement' not necessarily 'perfection'. The punch biopsy is an option followed by some 'scar cream' . This should also yield some 'improvement' . You may be fortunate & get 75-80 % improvement from either of the aforementioned procedure options ...Read more

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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?

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?

Nose: Depending on the location and the pattern of scars, excision may be an option but will leave a scar. TCA depending on what strength may or may not penetrate deep enough. Derma rolling is not something I am aware of or would recommend. ...Read more

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What is scaphoid excision with 4 corner fusion?

What is scaphoid excision with 4 corner fusion?

See below: Remove scaphoid from wrist and then fuse 4 bones together to give stability to the wrist. ...Read more

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May need excision of cecum. What does that entail?

May need excision of cecum.  What does that entail?

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 more

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What is the meaning of excision of right atreal mass?

What is the meaning of excision of right atreal mass?

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

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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

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 more

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Is it possible to have loop excision under general anaesethic rather than local?

Is it possible to have loop excision under general anaesethic rather than local?

Local Problem: That is up to your local providers and their team of anesthesiologists. We would not have that specific information here on health tap. ...Read more

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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

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Hello , i had an a classical hemmorhoidal excision op on 19.11.13(external).How long it takes till it´s completlely healed?Still have something there..

Hello , i had an a classical hemmorhoidal excision op on 19.11.13(external).How long it takes till it´s completlely healed?Still have something there..

Healing: After hemorrhoid surgery can take many weeks. Each person heals differently. Sometimes there can be loose skin or a skin tag at the surgical site that may resolve slowly or need minor surgery to remove. See the surgeon for an exam to be sure you are healing properly. ...Read more

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What is scar excision?

What is scar excision?

Scar excision: Scar excision would be cutting out the scar and resewing it up. Perhaps the scar spread or partially opened or got infected. By excising the scar it can be sewn up in a fine line. Sometimes the doctor may want to make the scar irregular or alter it's direction. These are cosmetic techniques to improve the scars eventual appearance a scars appearance can also be improved with dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Is excision of endometriosis a laproscopy?

Is excision of endometriosis a laproscopy?

Best way to do it !: Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis is one of the best application for this modality. Magnification and very detailed excision is possible in the hands of an experienced laparoscopic gynecologic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

What is the definition or description of: loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

LEEP: This is a procedure done to remove a part of the cervix that is abnormal. Pts have leeps once they have had an abnormal pap smear and further evaluation warranted a leep to remove tissue off the cervix. This is both a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. Its cuts the bad part out and it helps heal whatever other tissue is affected by hpv. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a cyst excision?

What are the risks of having a cyst excision?

Minmal: Depends where the cyst is located. If a ganglion of the wrist then adjacent structures are at risk like tendons, nerves, or blood vessels. ...Read more