MINOR SURGERY

Minor surgery involves a minimally invasive procedure that is performed under local anesthetics to treat a wide host of various conditions.

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Lumps 'N' Bumps

Various types of lumps may exist on your face and body. They can become unsightly or cause various symptoms such as pain, itchiness, bleeding, or even increase in size. You may have tried various alternative therapies but to no success the annoying lump remains. These are best treated when they are small, painless, and not infected. However depending on location and size they can be difficult to remove. Examples of different types of cyst include: epidermal cysts, sebaceous cysts, and abscesses.

At Aquila Medical, our doctors will consult and advise on the most appropriate action that should be taken. Ranging from biopsy, complete excision, or even simple continuous observational follow-up. It is important to let our doctors review your condition and form an appropriate action plan.

Sebaceous Cysts / Epidermal Cysts

These are the most common types of cysts on our body. When not infected, they are generally harmless and painless.

They rarely, if ever, disappear completely on their own even if they never get infected. At most times they grow larger and become unaesthetically pleasing to the eye. The good news is that this is the best time to remove them, when they are dormant.

Steroid Injections

Many people experience various joint pains throughout their life. Whether it be at the elbow, wrist, knees, shoulders, or feet they can be quite debilitating and affect your daily work and lifestyle.

Patients may have had a trial / combination of medications, physiotherapy, and acupuncture but to no success. After consulting with our doctor steroid injection maybe a solution to your problem.

Commonly known as H&L (hydrocortisone & lidocaine) this comprises a combination of local anesthetic and a steroid. Results from these injection range as quickly as 2 weeks to 6 weeks, depending on severity.

Moles

There are many different types of moles and they can occur anywhere on the body. Generally speaking they can be broken down to cancerous and non-cancerous. Defining features range from changing in size, shape, color, bleeding and pain. However, never assume a mole is benign based on the fact that they don’t bother you or don’t have any symptoms. The aforementioned characteristics can apply to non-cancerous or cancerous moles.

It is very important that any mole you notice on your body to have it reviewed by a doctor who has intimate knowledge of the skin. At Aquila Medical we are able to perform biopsy, excision and wide excision of the mole and to send it to our laboratories for analysis to find out exactly what type of mole you have.

Trigger Finger

This condition occurs when one of the fingers “locks up”. The condition gradually makes the patient extremely difficult to extend or keep his fingers straight after having the hand in a fist position or having difficult flexing the finger back to its original position.

Usually this condition occurs due to over use of the hand, e.g. repeated carrying of heavy grocery bags or even something as common as repeated wringing of wet towels.

Treatments for trigger finger range from medications, steroid injection, or even minor surgery.

Bursas

There are certain instances when you notice a fluid-like swelling on the knees and elbows, especially after injury such as a sprain. Although generally harmless, they can create a sense of instability in your knees or elbows.

Treatment for this includes drainage of the fluid for relief. They usually resolve after a few weeks however some can be stubborn, take longer or persist even.