Minor Surgery

Minor Surgery services offered in Houston and Spring, TX

Family medicine focuses on providing expansive services in one office and at Benech Family Clinic, that includes minor surgeries. Yamil Benech Jimenez, FNP-BC, and the team have extensive training and experience performing a range of minor procedures, from treating wounds and injuries to removing moles and birth control implants. If you need minor surgery, call the office in Houston, Texas, or request an appointment online today.

Minor Surgery Q&A

What is minor surgery?

Minor surgery is a procedure to treat skin problems or conditions that are easily reachable without going deep into your body. This type of surgery only needs local anesthesia and poses little to no risk of complications.

What types of minor surgeries can I have in the office?

Benech Family Clinic skillfully performs many minor surgeries, allowing you to get the care you need in a familiar environment and from people who know and care about you.

A few examples include:

  • Suturing a wound
  • Taking a biopsy
  • Removing moles
  • Removing skin tags and warts
  • Draining an abscess
  • Removing a birth control implant

Your Benech Family Clinic provider uses various procedures to perform minor surgery, including cutting small incisions, using needles to drain fluids, electrosurgery (using heat from electricity), and cryosurgery (freezing).

Can I have minor surgery to repair a wound?

A Benech Family Clinic provider can clean minor wounds and make sure you don’t have nerve, blood vessel, tendon, muscle, or bone damage. Then they repair the wound using sutures or adhesive strips. 

However, you should go to the emergency room if you can’t stop the bleeding, you have a deep or gaping wound, or a foreign object is stuck in the wound.

When should I have moles removed?

You can have moles removed at any time if you don’t like their appearance. Otherwise, your Benech Family Clinic provider removes moles that have an unusual appearance. Changes in a mole’s shape, size, or color are signs that it has turned into cancer.

Melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, typically begins in a mole. As exposure to sunlight damages DNA inside the mole, its cells begin to grow too rapidly. Before long, cellular overgrowth causes cancer.

Like all types of skin cancer, melanoma is curable when detected and removed at an early stage. If it goes untreated, the cancer spreads from the mole to other body areas, making it hard to treat.

After removing your moles, your provider sends them to a lab for evaluation. After looking at the tissues under a microscope, the lab technicians can determine if they contain cancer cells and whether all the cancer was removed with the mole.

If you need minor in-office surgery, don’t wait to schedule a visit. Call Benech Family Clinic or request an appointment online today.