The surgeons at North Orlando Surgical Group have a combined total of 45 years of experience offering surgical services to the community. We pride ourselves on providing the least invasive, innovative surgical techniques in an environment focused on quality care and exemplary customer service. Our physicians have performed thousands of hernia repairs with a very low complication rate. We recognize that surgery is a frightening proposition and we pride ourselves in assuring confidence in our abilities while getting you through the process with caring and compassion.
A neoplasm is another term for a lump or a mass. Sometimes a lump will start out small and stay the same for many years, but other times they can grow and be painful. There are many reasons why a lump may form. Sometimes these neoplasms are made of fatty tissue. This is called a lipoma. Other times they are the result of a blocked pore that has filled with an oily substance called sebum. These are called sebaceous cysts. When the lump in question is a sebaceous cyst it is not uncommon for them to get infected. When this happens you may need to be prescribed an antibiotic. If they get too inflamed then the treatment would be to open and drain the infected material and then leave the incision open to heal from the inside out. This can be very inconvenient and uncomfortable. For this reason we generally recommend that if you have developed a cyst you have it removed in order to avoid this complication.
Excision of a neoplasm is a procedure that is generally done here in our office. This allows you to have the procedure without the need for going to the operating room. This saves you a great deal of time and money! You will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area. An incision will be made around the lump and it will be removed. Most neoplasms are un-concerning in appearance, but occasionally they will be sent to the lab to be checked. The incision will be closed using sutures, which are oftentimes absorbable and do not need to be removed. You will be sent home with instructions on caring for the incision. If the lump was sent for pathology you will be given a follow up appointment in 7-10 days to discuss the results. Otherwise no follow up is needed.
In the case of very large or very deep neoplasms you will be taken to the operating room for your procedure. This will allow you to have sedation so you can remain comfortable throughout the surgery. You will need a ride to and from the facility that day and will be given a follow up appointment in our office for four to six weeks.
While an excision of a neoplasm is very common procedure, it is important to choose a surgeon with the skills who can provide you the best cosmetic result. The surgeons at North Orlando Surgical have this skill and do their best to choose the least expensive option for your treatment. Call our office today to make an appointment!