From an abscess to fractures and lacerations, life sometimes takes an unexpected turn and results in an injury. Nestled in Woodland Hills, California, Warner Plaza Urgent Care offers on-site labs and imaging and state-of-the-art minor surgery facilities to provide important surgical care when you need it most. The compassionate doctors are here to help you heal and recover as quickly and safely as possible. Walk in, call the office, or schedule your minor surgery appointment online for superior medical care.
Minor Surgery Q & A
What is minor surgery?
Minor surgery is the term for surgical procedures that typically don’t require general anesthesia and deal only with skin, connective tissue, or mucous membranes.
Minor surgery may be necessary following an injury and a laceration, or for a biopsy to obtain tissue samples or body fluids for testing and analysis.
Minor surgical procedures can be done in the Warner Plaza Urgent Care facilities in a clean, comfortable environment.
How is minor surgery different from major surgery?
Minor surgery is a less extensive outpatient procedure that can be performed in an urgent care clinic or a special facility.
Major surgery involves a more extensive resection, for example, when organs are removed, a body cavity is entered, or normal anatomy is altered in some way. Major surgeries are usually done at a hospital with anesthesia and can be inpatient or outpatient procedures.
Major surgeries can be performed for life-threatening conditions and serious diseases and injuries. If you have a serious medical emergency, you should visit your hospital emergency room right away.
What are some types of minor surgery?
The Warner Plaza doctors provide a number of minor surgeries, including:
- Laceration repair
- Incision and drainage of an abscess
- Cyst and wart removal
- Toenail procedures
- Broken bones
- Eye injuries
- Animal bites, including spider bites
- Closed reduction of a fractured bone
- Verrucae and genital warts
- Skin infections
If deep wounds or lacerations aren’t treated immediately, complications can ensue, and the wound can get infected. It’s important you seek medical care as soon as you can.
Some injuries and complications may require hospital care.
What are the benefits of minor surgery?
Minor surgery has many benefits. Urgent care from a clinic can often be more efficient and affordable than going to the emergency room. Since fewer incisions are required, generally minor surgeries can treat a problem more quickly and less invasively.
Minor surgery involves minimal preoperative medication and lower risks of complications.
The Warner Plaza team provides comprehensive evaluations, stabilization, diagnostic capabilities, on-site lab work, X-rays and other imaging, and referrals when necessary. The compassionate medical professionals also offer pain shots, injections for muscle spasms, and other beneficial services and treatments to accelerate your recovery and get you feeling better.
When life throws a curveball and you need urgent care and minor surgery, walk in, call, or click to visit the attentive Warner Plaza doctors.
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