If you need general surgery to remove a skin lesion or drain an infected wound, you can rely on the expertise of board-certified general surgeon Michael Sutker, MD. At the offices in McKinney and Dallas, Texas, Dr. Sutker uses the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat acute and chronic wounds, place a catheter, and remove lipomas and other growths. You can schedule a general surgery consultation online or by calling the office of Michael Sutker, MD, PA, nearest you today.
As a board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Sutker performs a variety of general surgery procedures that focus on optimizing your overall health and wellness.
Using minimally invasive and traditional open surgery techniques, Dr. Sutker offers surgeries like:
Mediport placement is a minor surgical procedure to connect a mediport and a vein to a catheter. This type of surgery is necessary for long-term intravenous (IV) access for medications or chemotherapy.
Abscess drainage is a surgical procedure to treat abscesses in the skin. The procedure involves creating an incision to drain infected fluids. If the abscess is large, Dr. Sutker places gauze to help fluids continue to drain while the wound heals.
Surgery to remove skin lesions and soft tissue masses on the surface of the skin are available. Dr. Sutker can also treat masses that are deeper in the body. He uses a variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques to remove the lesion or mass and can test the tissue for cancer and other diseases.
A lipoma is a lump of fat that grows in the soft tissues of the body. Generally, lipomas are noncancerous, but they can be uncomfortable. Dr. Sutker can remove the growth and test it for cancer.
A pilonidal cyst develops near your tailbone when a buildup of dead skin, oils, and hair clogs your skin. Dr. Sutker uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to drain an infected cyst and then remove the growth.
Surgical removal of small growths typically requires only a local anesthetic and Dr. Sutker performs the procedure in-office. If you have a growth or wound that’s large, your procedure may be in a hospital setting under general anesthesia.
In addition to his extensive surgical experience, Dr. Sutker provides comprehensive wound care services on-site.
Wound care services are available to treat both acute and chronic wounds.
Acute wounds tend to heal within three weeks and include those you develop from an injury, such as burns, abrasions, and lacerations. Incisions from a surgery are also a type of acute wound.
Chronic wounds take three months or longer to heal and often require medical intervention to prevent complications. Common examples of chronic wounds include pressure ulcers, foot ulcers, and wounds from neurodegenerative diseases like diabetes that cause nerve damage.
Dr. Sutker provides comprehensive wound care services, including wound cleaning, dressing, and surgical debridement of the wound to reduce your risk for infection and other complications. He can also refer you to a wound care center for chronic wound management when necessary.
To learn more about available general surgery options, call the office of Michael Sutker, MD, PA, nearest you or book an appointment online today.