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Minor outpatient surgery

We remove nevi, skin tumours and subcutaneous growths (lipomas, atheromas) surgically. We treat viral skin diseases (papillomata, condylomata, viral warts) and haemangiomas by electrosurgery; the latter are also treated using the laser method. To remove hyperkeratotic skin lesions, we use curettage, dermabrasion and electrosurgery.

The specific method used to remove various cutaneous and subcutaneous tumours depends on the type, size and location of the tumour on the body. As a rule, the removed tissue is sent to a laboratory for testing to confirm the initial diagnosis, i.e. to determine whether the changes are benign or malignant.

Minor outpatient surgery is performed under local anaesthesia. The procedure takes usually less than an hour and it is not painful (only the injection of the anaesthetic causes some pain). The wound is sutured and the patient has to return to the clinic to remove the sutures after 1–2 weeks, depending on the location and size of the wound.

Minor outpatient surgery is performed by General Surgeon Dr. Marianne Niin, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Pille Kirjanen, Head and Neck Surgeon Dr. Indrek Mikomägi and Paediatric Surgeon Dr. Indrek Varik.