Minor Office Procedures

There are a times when a patient may need to have a minor office procedure.  This can include a variety of skin biopsies, or the removal of a mole.  It is common to use an instrument called a punch biopsy to perform this task.  When the patient is going to have an area biopsied, there is typically local anesthesia injected into the site.  The biopsy is then done.  There are times when a small amount of suture may be needed for adequate hemostasis.  The results from any biopsy are typically available in about 7-10 days.