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Minor Ambulatory Procedures Specialist

Raritan Family Healthcare -  - Primary Care

Raritan Family Healthcare

Primary Care Practice & Family Medicine located in Raritan, NJ & Bedminister, NJ

If you have an injury, a skin growth, or some other problem that requires surgery, you don’t have to spend hours at the hospital to get the care you need. At Raritan Family Healthcare, in two locations in Raritan and Bedminster, New Jersey, the experienced physicians offer in-office minor ambulatory procedures for your convenience. Same-day and late appointments are available if you need urgent care, so call the office nearest you or schedule your visit online.

Minor Ambulatory Procedures Q & A

What are minor ambulatory procedures?

Minor ambulatory procedures are surgical procedures that take place outside a hospital setting. They’re called ambulatory because you can walk right out of the office and return home afterward. 

Raritan Family Healthcare offers several types of minor ambulatory procedures in the office, allowing you to avoid the emergency room waits and high costs. The practice offers same-day appointments, and they also have extended hours on both weekdays and weekends so you don’t have to wait to get the procedure you need. 

What types of minor ambulatory procedures are available?

Raritan Family Healthcare offers minor ambulatory procedures on an as-needed basis. A few of the procedures the skilled doctors can perform in the office include:

  • Suturing of cuts and lacerations
  • Draining abscesses
  • Draining cysts
  • Removing warts
  • Biopsying tissue samples 
  • Removing skin tags
  • Removing a foreign object (metal shards, wood, or something else)

The procedures performed in the office require only local anesthesia. For more complex procedures, you may need to visit a specialist. Your Raritan Family Healthcare provider can refer you to the ideal specialist for your situation and then co-manage your care.

How can I prepare for minor ambulatory procedures?

Some minor ambulatory procedures may require special preparations. If that’s the case, you’ll receive a complete list of instructions ahead of time so you can prepare properly. 

For many ambulatory procedures, however, you don’t have the time to prepare because it’s a sudden injury like a laceration. 

The most important thing to remember is to avoid agitating an injury or wound before surgery — and never try to perform your own procedure at home. The risk of infection is extremely high with “DIY surgery,” and it’s not worth risking severe complications.

What happens after minor ambulatory procedures?

After your minor ambulatory procedure, you receive specific instructions about caring for your wound at home. You may need to take oral antibiotics, apply topical ointments, or follow some other specific treatment regimen over the next week or two. 

Usually, you return to the Raritan Family Healthcare office for a follow-up appointment within a week so your doctor can check on the surgical site and make sure you’re healing well. 

Minor ambulatory procedures at Raritan Family Healthcare offer you the convenience of exemplary surgical care from the same knowledgeable specialists who serve as your medical home. Schedule an appointment online, or call the office nearest you to book your visit now.