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Can a cyst come back after being surgically removed?

Surgical removal is very effective at eliminating cysts. Several studies have found recurrence rates between 1% and 8%. The exact rate depends heavily on the type of cyst, how large the cyst is, and if it is inflamed or infected when removed. 

Surgical removal is much more effective at eliminating cysts than draining them with a needle or with pressure on the walls of the cyst. These methods do not remove the wall of the cyst and result in recurrence in many cases.

How are skin cysts surgically removed?

Is cyst removal surgery painful?

Do they put you under for cyst removal?

What types of cysts can be removed?

Do you have to surgically remove cysts (and the skin tissue around them)?

How long does skin cyst removal surgery take to heal?

Does cyst removal leave a scar?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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