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Cysts Specialist

Precision Surgery and Advanced Vein Therapy

Johnny L. Serrano, D.O., F.A.C.O.S

Board Certified General Surgeon & Varicose Vein Specialist located in Glendale, AZ

Cysts can be painful and affect your appearance. In some cases, surgical removal of the cyst is your best option for alleviating symptoms. Sebaceous cysts can cause severe infections in certain patients, especially the patient with diabetes. Johnny Serrano, DO, FACOS, at Precision Surgery and Advanced Vein Therapy in Glendale, Arizona, offers surgical removal of cysts at the surgical suite in his office. To schedule a consultation, call the office or use the online booking tool today.

Cysts Q & A

What are cysts?

Cysts are sacs filled with fluid or a semi-solid substance that can form anywhere in your body. 

Though cysts can appear anywhere in your body, they most often occur under the skin. Cysts can cause discomfort, but they’re rarely cancerous.

What are common types of cysts?

There are many types of cysts. The types Dr. Serrano sees most often include:

Pilonidal cysts

A pilonidal cyst is most often found at the tailbone of your spine. These cysts are usually filled with hair and skin cells.

Sebaceous Cyst

Epidermoid and sebaceous cysts are found on the skin and are also common. The epidermoid cyst is usually filled with skin cells, while the sebaceous cysts are filled with oil, skin cells, and sometimes bacteria.

Am I a good candidate for cyst surgery?

Dr. Serrano is an experienced general surgeon and takes great care with each of his patients to determine if they’re a good candidate for surgery, including his patients seeking treatment for their cysts. You may want to consider contacting Precision Surgery and Advanced Vein Therapy to schedule a consultation if you have a cyst that’s causing pain or discomfort of any kind for an evaluation. 

What can I expect during the removal of my cyst?

Dr. Serrano performs cyst removal surgery at the surgical suite located at his office. The specifics of your procedure may depend on the type of cyst being removed, the size and location of your cyst, and your overall health.

Before he begins any procedure, he first thoroughly cleanses your skin with an antibacterial agent and administers a local anesthetic to relieve pain and minimize bleeding. Then, with care and attention, Dr. Serrano removes your cyst, including the sac, when possible. Removing the entire cyst, along with the sac, may help prevent a recurrence. 

Dr. Serrano provides specific instructions on how to care for your wound while it heals and schedules a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress.

For an evaluation and surgical plan for your cyst, contact Precision Surgery and Advanced Vein Therapy by phone or online to schedule an appointment with the experienced and compassionate surgeon.