Minor Surgery

Being told that you need surgery is enough to send chills down anyone’s spine. However, undergoing a round of medication may not always be sufficient in treating certain conditions. When topical ointments or oral medications are not an option, your doctor may recommend minor surgery. Luckily, urgent care doctors in South Anchorage are ready and able to perform a wide range of minor surgical procedures.
What is minor surgery?
Minor surgery is a term that includes many non-invasive surgical procedures that generally only require local anesthesia, which is applied at the site of the procedure. This category includes most skin-related procedures, such as the removal of bee stingers, fish hooks or small pieces of embedded glass. Treatment for minor burns also qualifies as minor surgery. The most recognizable type of minor surgery is repairing a laceration of the skin or soft tissue with stitches, a procedure that many children end up needing at one time or another for a particularly bad scrape.
Why should I choose Primary Care Associates for minor surgery?
Hospitals can also perform minor surgeries, but most people want to avoid hospitals unless absolutely necessary due to higher costs and lengthy wait times. Choosing PCA instead, brings the added benefit of being seen and examined quickly without having to make an appointment. This is especially important with non-life-threatening burns and painful lacerations that do not require emergency room attention, but do require immediate care, since patients typically seek relief as soon as possible.
If you become ill or injured and minor surgery is required, our physicians will do everything in their power to help get you back on the road to better health, quickly and safely.
Services include:
Stitches for skin lacerations
Treatment of minor burns
Removal of bee stingers
Removal of fish hooks, embedded glass & other objects
and more!