Procedures Offered

Procedures offered

Here are some procedures and tests that I may do without the need for referrals:

  • Biopsy of skin or toenail lesions.
  • Cryotherapy (freezing) of non-cancerous skin lesions (warts, skin tags, actinic keratoses, etc.)
  • Ear wax (cerumen) removal
  • Electrocardiography (EKG) and interpretation
  • Foreign body (e.g. splinter or tick) removal.
  • Ganglion cyst drainage (removal requires referral to a surgeon)
  • Hemorrhoid treatment (removal of painful blood clots).
  • Incision and drainage of abscesses.
  • Ingrown nail removal.
  • Joint injections / aspirations
  • Microscopic examination of body fluids, scrapings, etc.
  • Pap smears & STD testing
  • Peak flow measurement
  • Skin tag removal
  • Suturing of minor wounds in areas/cases where cosmetic defects are not important.
  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) treatment.
  • Thermography (particularly as an adjunct to mammography for early breast cancer detection)
  • Wound care (limited)

(No, I don’t have any plans to offer this one any time soon.)