If you notice a soft or hard tissue mass, it could be a harmless nuisance or a symptom of a serious medical problem like cancer. At Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, in Jackson, Mississippi, the board-certified surgeons offer mass excision for cysts, tumors, and other lumps. Call the Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, office today to schedule a consultation or book one online.
Tissue masses can be hard, or they can be soft, squishy lumps that develop underneath the skin in your breasts, back, groin area, or other parts of your body.
Such masses might be cysts, tumors, or something else. In some cases, you might be able to move them around with your finger. Mass excision is minor surgery to remove these unwanted or dangerous tissue masses.
To find out if mass excision is the right procedure for you, your Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, specialist discusses your symptoms and medical history. They examine a tissue mass and could recommend that you undergo a biopsy and an imaging procedure like an X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI to make a diagnosis.
Your Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, surgeon lets you know how to properly prepare for mass excision. They’ll ask you to stop taking certain medicines before the procedure or not eat or drink anything the morning of your surgery. If you require a general anesthetic, make arrangements for someone to drive you home after your mass excision.
Depending on the type of mass excision you undergo, and your preferences, your Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, provider offers you a local or general anesthetic. Your surgeon makes a tiny incision in your skin to drain a cyst or remove a cyst, tumor, or another type of tissue mass.
After doing so, they close the incision using stitches or medical tape. They often send the excised tissue to a lab for analysis.
After mass excision, you can usually go home the same day. Follow all post-procedure instructions. Take medications as directed by your surgeon, get plenty of rest, and properly care for your surgical wound. Go to all of your follow-up appointments.
If the mass your surgeon removes is cancer, you’ll likely need additional cancer treatments. Examples include targeted drug therapy, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.
If you notice a tissue mass underneath your skin, have it evaluated to detect or rule out cancer and other problems requiring treatment. Call the Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, office to schedule a consultation or book one online today.