Minor Surgery Specialist

Donald C. Siegel, M.D., FACS -  - General Surgeon

Donald C. Siegel, M.D., FACS

General Surgeon located in Decatur, GA

Going through minor surgery is essential for skin biopsies and removing many types of skin abnormalities. At the office of Donald C. Siegel, MD, FACS, in Decatur, Georgia, you can meet with Dr. Siegel, a board-certified general surgeon, to have a surgical consultation. Dr. Siegel performs a variety of minor surgical procedures and excisions of the skin right in the office. You can conveniently book your minor surgery evaluation online, or you can call the office directly.

Minor Surgery Q & A

Why do I need minor surgery?

Minor surgery is usually needed if you have an abnormality on your skin. In some cases, minor in-office surgical procedures are important for gathering tissues to have evaluated at the lab for further testing (biopsy).

Oftentimes though, minor surgery is essential for removing unsightly or even uncomfortable skin growths. You might need a minor surgical procedure if you have:

  • Moles
  • Cysts
  • Lumps
  • Wounds
  • Skin tags
  • Old scars
  • Skin lesions

At Donald C. Siegel, MD, FACS, your minor surgical procedure is entirely tailored to you, and any skin concerns you may have.

What happens during minor surgery?

At the office of Donald C. Siegel, MD, FACS, you can feel confident that you’re in entirely capable hands. Dr. Siegel, a board-certified surgeon, has extensive training and experience in performing many types of minimally invasive surgeries while making an effort to promote patient comfort. During your minor skin surgery, Dr. Siegel:

  • Sterilizes your treatment area
  • Injects a numbing solution
  • Makes precise cuts to remove tissues
  • Places sutures or surgical glue to seal the wound
  • Bandages your surgical wound

Once your minor surgery is complete, Dr. Siegel spends time showing you how to properly care for your surgical wound at home and how to prevent infection. Depending on your specific minor surgery, he may schedule you for a follow-up visit to check your skin, remove stitches, discuss biopsy results, or administer further treatment.

Will I have a scar after minor surgery?

Possibly. Scars often develop anytime the deepest layer of your skin, the dermis, becomes damaged. As new collagen fibers form and repair your skin tissue, scars can develop. But Dr. Siegel has extensive experience in performing surgical procedures and making very precise cuts. He works diligently to ensure your incision is minimal and very discreet.

Dr. Siegel can even teach you how to further minimize scarring by applying certain products and massaging the area after it heals. While scarring is often unavoidable, after minor surgery, Dr. Siegel does everything he can to decrease your risk of scars.

You can undergo several types of minor surgery right in the office of Donald C. Siegel, MD, FACS. Book your minor surgery evaluation online or over the phone.