Excision

Formally excising a lesion is often the most appropriate procedure depending on the likely pathology.

Local anaesthesia is required and usually the wound is repaired with sutures. Sometimes the sutures are buried and are absorbed over a few weeks or surface sutures may be used which require removal after a number of days depending on the site and size of the wound. The wound may be left to heal naturally and require regular dressings but this option is fully explained at the time.

More information about excision can be found here.