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What types of cysts can be removed?

Almost any type of cyst can be surgically removed. By far, the most common type of cyst is a “ganglion cyst.” These cysts typically occur near the tendons of the wrist and hands. They are about the side of a pea, are not painful, and move around slightly when pressed on. These cysts are typically only removed if they press on a nerve leading to pain or loss of movement. Other forms of cysts include:

  • Epidermoid Cysts: these are small collections of skin cells that accumulate in a sack; these cysts may be located on the face or head and are often removed due to their appearance.
  • Sebaceous Cysts: these are small sacs filled with skin oil (sebum). These cysts are similar to epidermoid cysts and may also be removed due to their appearance. These cysts may become infected, leading to pain, redness, and potential scarring.
  • There are other rare forms of cysts that are the result of various medical and genetic conditions. These may or may not be removed depending on the patient and the condition leading to the formation of cysts.

How are skin cysts surgically removed?

Is cyst removal surgery painful?

Do they put you under for cyst removal?

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

How long does skin cyst removal surgery take to heal?

Can a cyst come back after being surgically removed?

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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