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Is the ganglion cyst removal a risky thing to do?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

Smiple surgery done as out patient.

In brief: No

Smiple surgery done as out patient.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

For practical purposes, removing a ganglion cyst is very low risk.

In brief: No

For practical purposes, removing a ganglion cyst is very low risk.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

Ganglions should only be removed if they are bothersome.
I also remove ganglions for concerned patients who have a history (personal of family) of cancer. Some can be performed under local anesthetic, but i prefer general or regional block for wrist ganglions associated with the joint. As with any operation there are risks involved, but the risk of this procedure is very small.

In brief: Not really

Ganglions should only be removed if they are bothersome.
I also remove ganglions for concerned patients who have a history (personal of family) of cancer. Some can be performed under local anesthetic, but i prefer general or regional block for wrist ganglions associated with the joint. As with any operation there are risks involved, but the risk of this procedure is very small.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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