In Office Procedures Specialist

Premier Medical Care

Internal Medicine & Lifestyle Medicine located in Spring Hill, FL

Having a primary care provider who can do minor in office procedures like skin biopsies and joint injections in their office is far more convenient than having to go to the hospital or a separate clinic for treatment. Board-certified internists Simrita Sidhu, MD, and Ramnik Banwatt, MD, of Premier Medical Care in Spring Hill, Florida, provide their patients a wide range of in-office procedures as well as comprehensive primary care services. Call Premier Medical Care today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.

In Office Procedures Q & A

What are in-office procedures?

In-office procedures are minor surgeries and other treatments that your provider at Premier Medical Care can do at the practice. This saves you from having to go to the hospital, making it far more convenient and cost-effective.

In-office procedures typically require no anesthesia or just a local anesthetic or numbing cream. They don’t need any special preparation and you can go home or carry on with your day as normal after most procedures.

If you need to take any precautions, your provider at Premier Medical Care gives you all the information you need and tells you how to care for the treated area. They’ll also let you know if you need to come back in for a checkup and when.

What types of skin procedures are done in-office?

A number of procedures can be done in the office at Premier Medical Care. They include:

Skin biopsy

You might need a skin biopsy if you have a lesion or an unexplained mark on your skin. If the cause of your skin lesion isn’t clear, your provider takes a very small sample of your skin and sends it for lab analysis.

Excision of minor skin cancers

Some types of skin cancer spread more rapidly and present more risks than others. If you have a minor skin cancer lesion, your provider at Premier Medical Care can cut it out and send it for analysis.

Drainage or excision of cysts and abscesses

Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop in many places around your body. They’re often painless and usually harmless, but they can be uncomfortable or unsightly. You can have the fluid drained out of a troublesome cyst, after which it shrivels up and disappears. Or you can have the cyst cut out.

Abscesses are sacs filled with pus and they tend to be far more painful than a cyst. They can also be swollen and throbbing due to the pressure of the pus buildup under your skin. Draining the pus relieves the pressure and helps clear up the infection.

What other in-office procedures might I need?

Examples of other types of in-office procedures available at Premier Medical Care include:

Earwax removal

If earwax builds up in your ear, it can be tricky to get it out without pushing it farther in or causing infection. Your provider at Premier Medical Care can remove earwax safely for you.

Injection of joints and bursitis

Joint pain is a common problem, usually because of inflammatory conditions like arthritis. Joint injections reduce the inflammation and pain caused by these conditions.

If you want to know more about the range of in-office procedures available at Premier Medical Care, call today or book an appointment online.