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Minor Skin Procedures Specialist

Shamala Mohanasundaram, M.D. -  - Board Certified Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Shamala

Shamala Mohanasundaram, M.D.

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician located in Los Gatos, CA

From cyst removals to laceration repairs, when it comes to minor skin procedures, cultivated family medicine physician Dr. Shamala has extensive experience. At her practice in Los Gatos, California, Dr. Shamala fine-tunes and tailors each procedure to suit the unique needs of the individual. She works efficiently and compassionately to give you the expert care you and your family need. Book an appointment with her over the phone, or use the online booking tool.

Minor Skin Procedures Q & A

What is a minor skin procedure?

A minor skin procedure is a term for minor procedures that don’t usually require general anesthetic and only the skin is being operated on. A minor skin procedure refers to a less extensive outpatient procedure that can be performed in a special facility or an urgent care clinic like M. Shamala, MD. 

A minor skin procedure might be necessary after a laceration, an injury, or for a biopsy to obtain samples for analysis and testing.

Dr. Shamala can efficiently perform minor skin procedures in a clean and comfortable environment.

What are some of the different types of minor skin procedures?

Dr. Shamala provides several minor skin procedures, including:

  • Laceration repair
  • Biopsies
  • Cyst and wart removal
  • Toenail procedures
  • Skin infections

Dr. Shamala also provides trigger finger injections. Trigger finger is a condition in which one or more of the tendons in your hand become inflamed and swollen, making it difficult for you to make certain movements and bend the affected finger or thumb. Trigger finger is also called stenosing tenosynovitis. 

Trigger finger injections involve the injection of liquid corticosteroids into the tendon sheath at the base of the affected finger or thumb to relieve pain and swelling.

Dr. Shamala also offers electrocautery and chemical cautery to remove and treat minor benign skin lesions and growths. Electrocautery or thermocautery uses a direct or alternating current and a resistant metal wire electrode to generate heat and destroy or remove targeted skin and tissue. Chemical cautery involves the use of specific chemical substances to remove benign lesions.

If lacerations aren’t treated soon, complications can ensue, and the wound might get infected. It’s important you receive the right medical care as quickly as you can. Some complications and injuries might require hospital care.

What are the benefits of minor skin procedures?

Minor skin procedures provide many benefits and can usually treat the problem in the quickest and least invasive way.

Minor skin procedures lower your risks of complications. Other benefits include:

  • Often quick and convenient
  • Often provide fast or immediate relief
  • Usually have little to no downtime
  • Effective and advanced procedures
  • Qualified and experienced board-certified family medicine physician

Dr. Shamala offers comprehensive evaluations, diagnostic capabilities, on-site lab work and blood work, X-rays and other imaging, and referrals when needed.

When you need the best care for minor skin procedures, Dr. Shamala and the friendly medical team are here to help. Click the online booking tool or call the office for an appointment today.