Minor Procedures (Minor Surgery)

We are well-equipped to perform minor surgeries for mild conditions. Minor procedures may be quickly and safely performed here to save one the stress and time spent on a hospital visit.

Examples include:

  • Excision of superficial skin lesions
  • Joint injections for chronic pains
  • Toilet and suturing of wounds
  • Wound care and dressing
  • Nail avulsion or wedge excision for ingrown finger or toenails
  • Haemorrhoid band ligation

We are well equipped to perform mild surgeries for mild conditions. Minor surgery procedures may be quickly and safely performed here to save one the stress and time spent on a hospital visit.

What are some Minor Surgery Procedures Provided at Atlas Associates Clinic?

1. Excision of Cutaneous lumps

  • Sebaceous cyst
  • Dermoid cyst
  • Lipoma
  • Papillomas
  • Plantar warts

2. Excision biopsies (removal of a skin lesion)

  • Cutaneous lesion
  • Dermal lesion
  • Mole

3. Abscess incision and drainage

Surgical procedure that includes making an incision and removing the contents of a painful swelling filled with pus, bacteria, and debris caused by an infection.

4. Incision and curettage of chalazion on the eyelid due to blocked gland

A surgical procedure where a cyst or lump formed on the eyelid due to a blocked gland is surgically removed.

5. Cauterisation

Involves the use of heat, electricity or chemicals to destroy warts or skin tags.

6. Toilet and suturing (T&S)

Refers to the sealing of a wound with stitches, which includes single and double-layer closure or deep wounds.

7. Removal of a foreign body

A simple or complex removal of a foreign body from the hand, foot, ear, throat or genitals.

What are some Non-Surgical Procedures Provided at Atlas Associates Clinic?

1. Aspiration

This is the removing fluid from a cavity of the body for conditions such as:

  • Pseudocyst of the auricle: This is a condition where a fluid-filled pocket forms in the outer part of the ear. It happens when there is damage or injury to the ear, such as repeated pressure or blunt trauma.
  • Hemarthrosis of the knee: This refers to bleeding in the knee joint and the patient might experience pain, swelling, and limited movement of the knee.
  • Knee effusion: This refers to swelling or accumulation of fluid within the knee joint. The excess build-up of fluid can result in swelling and discomfort in the knee.
  • Ganglion: This is a small, noncancerous lump or cyst that usually forms near a joint or tendon.
  • Bursa: This is a fluid-filled sac that reduces friction between tissues of the body.

2. Cortisone H & L Injections

These injections relieve pain and inflammation for conditions including:

  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis: This is a condition that affects the tendons on the side of the wrist at the base of the thumb. It occurs when the tendons become swollen and inflamed, leading to pain and discomfort.
  • Trigger finger: This is an inflammation of the tendons in the fingers which causes the fingers to be fixated in a bent position.
  • Keloids: This is a firm scar tissue that develops at the site of injured skin.

3. Hyaluronic Acid Injection

This refers to the administering of the Monovisc injection, which is injected into a joint to provide lubrication and relieve pain. The injection is commonly used for individuals with arthritis or other joint conditions that cause pain and stiffness. This injection helps reduce friction, improve joint movement, and alleviate discomfort.

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