Skin Surgery

We offer three types of skin surgery at Warley Grange Health – Corn and Verruca Excision Surgery, Ganglion Cyst Reduction and Foreign Body Removal

Corn and Verruca Excision Surgery

Hard corns or stubborn verruca can be extremely painful and very difficult to eradicate. For soft tissue lesions, like corns and verrucas, that have failed all other conservative treatments, the option of a small surgical procedure is a possibility. Surgical excision of these lesions can provide permanent resolution to the problem.

Lesions are excised under local anaesthetic under an aseptic method to reduce infection risks. Lesions are then often sent to histopathology for microscope analysis to determine the lesions cellular nature. Recovery can be 4-6 weeks with sutures being taken out at 2-3 weeks, although sometimes sutures aren’t needed. There is likely a big dressing for the first 2 weeks that needs to stay dry and clean. The wound will be reviewed and redressed until fully healed.

Ganglion Cyst Aspiration

A ganglion cyst is a fluid filled bump often arising from a tendon or a joint. They are very common and can occur on the wrists and feet. They are not dangerous but if they grow too big they can become uncomfortable.

If they become painful, they can be reduces down by aspirating the cyst with a needle. This is done in a clean, sterile environment at the clinic with an appropriate dressing afterwards. This treatment will reduce the size of the cyst and reduce the chance of further discomfort and invasive surgery.

Examples such as glass shards, pins, wood, grit or small stones can bury deep into the skin and cause significant pain and risk of infection. Foreign bodies can often be seen under the magnifying glass or with the use of ultrasound imaging. Under a local anaesthetic these items will be removed in a clean, sterile environment, with appropriate dressing. In rare occurrences several stitches may be required.

Skin Surgery procedures are performed by our Podiatric Surgeon, Richard Lang. Richard is available on alternate Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. Click below for prices and how to book an appointment

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