Minor Surgical Procedures Specialist

SteadFast Primary Care

Primary Care & Family Medicine Physician located in Katy Ranch Crossing, Katy, TX

Having a trusted physician to turn to when you need minor surgical procedures can help you move through the experience with ease. For many in the greater Katy, Texas, area, Silvia Los, MD, is their physician of choice. She offers minor surgical procedures through her practice at SteadFast Primary Care. If you need to set up a visit, online scheduling is available, or you can always reach the office by phone.

Minor Surgical Procedures Q&A

What are some examples of minor surgical procedures?

Any procedure that involves breaching the surface of your skin is considered surgery, but some procedures are far less invasive than others. Minor surgical procedures are those that do not extend into the deeper layers of tissue, do not require general anesthesia, and do not lead to the need for significant recovery time. 

Some examples of minor surgical procedures include:

  • Sutures or stitches to close a cut 
  • Removing an object from a superficial wound
  • Incisions made for the purpose of drainage
  • Removing a small portion of tissue for biopsy
  • Debriding a wound or removing damaged tissue to prevent infection

Virtually everyone will need some form of minor surgery at some point in life. Knowing where to turn can make the experience far less stressful to navigate.  

How can I prepare for my minor surgical procedure?

Most minor surgical procedures require little in the way of advance preparation. If you are taking any medication or supplements or are being treated for any medical condition, it’s important to let Dr. Los know prior to your procedure. 

As with any medical procedure, taking steps to boost your overall health is a great way to support your body’s innate healing function. Work with Dr. Los to manage any chronic health conditions, and choose a healthy and varied diet to fuel your body at a cellular level. 

If you’re a smoker, make every effort to find a cessation program that works for you. Quitting for good will enhance your healing process and bring a wealth of overall health benefits. 

What is the recovery process like after minor surgical procedures?

Before your procedure, you’ll receive detailed instructions on how to care for your body after your minor surgical procedure. Following those instructions will help you heal as swiftly as possible.

If you receive any prescriptions related to your procedure, be sure to fill those as soon as you can. Take any prescribed antibiotics until the entire prescription is gone. If Dr. Los suggests taking it easy for a few days after your procedure. It is recommended to find a friend or loved one who can lend a hand around the house while you recover.

If you have questions or concerns about any minor surgical procedure, schedule a time to sit down with Dr. Los and get the answers you need to feel confident about moving forward in the process. Online booking is available, or you’re always welcome to call and check appointment availability.