Access Point Healthcare
Tarik Shaaban, MD
Board Certified Family Medicine Physician & Integrative Medicine located in Panama City, FL
Many people dislike visiting hospitals and seeing doctors they don’t know. But what do you do if you need minor surgery? Family medicine physician Tarik Shaaban, MD, has the answer. He offers minor surgeries at Access Point Healthcare in Panama City, Florida, so that you can get the medical care you need from a doctor you know and trust. Call the practice today to make an appointment or book through this website.
Minor Surgeries Q & A
What is minor surgery?
Minor surgeries are minimally invasive procedures. Most of the time, these types of surgeries are done in outpatient clinics. If no complications arise, you can go home the same day as your surgery.
When Dr. Shaaban does minor surgery, he numbs the surgical site with a local anesthetic. In many cases, the surgery is so superficial and the procedure so quick, he can complete the task with no anesthetic at all.
Dr. Shaaban assesses your condition and discusses your available treatments with you to help you make an informed decision.
What's the difference between major and minor surgeries?
Many people become anxious when they hear the word surgery, but there’s a great deal of difference between major and minor surgeries.
Major surgeries typically damage the tissues through the use of large and extensive incisions. They almost always require an extended recovery time.
Minor surgeries, on the other hand, require much smaller incisions that leave little damage, and there's minimal downtime.
What minor surgeries are available at Access Point Healthcare?
Dr. Shaaban offers several convenient minor surgery services at Access Point Healthcare.
An abscess is a well of pus that sits just below an inflamed area of skin. Dr. Shaaban makes a small incision in the abscess and drains out the pus before cleaning it with a sterile saline solution and covering the wound with a dressing.
An ingrown toenail happens when the side of a toenail grows into the soft skin of the toe. This most commonly involves the big toe. Depending on how bad your condition is, Dr. Shaaban removes part or all of your toenail.
Foreign body removal
Minor surgery to remove a foreign body involves removing anything from inside your body that shouldn’t be there. This includes metal splinters that have gotten under the skin, pollen or dust in the eyes, even toys from the nose (usually of small children).
Skin lesion removal
A skin lesion is an area of skin that looks different from the surrounding skin, like a sore or a lump. There are several skin lesion removal techniques; the right one for you depends on the type of lesion you have.
Dr. Shaaban has years of experience doing minor surgeries. If you’ve been putting off a health complaint, now’s the time to get it taken care of. Call Access Point Healthcare today to make an appointment or book one online.