Downtown Los Angeles Minor Surgical Procedures

Abscess and Cyst (Drainage)

An abscess is a collection of infected fluid. Once an abscess is formed, it generally accompanies pain and progressive discomfort. An active abscess is most effectively treated by drainage and antibiotics. A cyst is a collection of fluid that may or may not contain infection. A cyst can be diagnosed through a physical exam or routine imaging. A cyst can be drained or removed. At Downtown Urgent Care, our team of expert physicians can effectively diagnose and treat any abscess or cyst.


Laceration Repair (Stitches)

Stitches are placed to repair a laceration (cut) of the skin. Stitches are generally placed after proper numbing methods and under sterile conditions. Depending on the location and the length of the laceration, the proper type and number of stitches will be placed. Generally, the stitches placed will have to be removed after several days. Proper repair of a laceration will prevent bacterial infection and stop further bleeding while minimizing scar formation. At Downtown Urgent Care, our physicians are highly trained in placing stitches for laceration repair.


Ingrown Nail

An ingrown nail (toe) occurs when the nail grows into the flesh instead of over it. An ingrown nail can be caused by cutting the nails too short, wearing improper shoes, or by an injury. Ingrown nails can be treated by proper numbing and removal of the portion of the nail that is causing the infection and the discomfort. At Downtown Urgent Care, our physicians are highly capable of properly treating ingrown nails.


Skin Biopsy

A skin biopsy is a procedure in which a sample of skin tissue is removed, processed, and examined under a microscope. A skin biopsy is performed to diagnose a skin condition such as psoriasis, a disease such as skin cancer, and bacterial and fungal infections.


Skin Tag & Wart Removal

Skin tags are very common but harmless, small, soft skin growths. They can occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under breasts. Treatments for a skin tag include cauterization or cutting off the skin tag. Warts are small skin growths caused by HPV viral infection. Warts can be treated through cauterization as well.Warts removal, along with skin tag removal, is routinely performed by our physicians at Downtown Urgent care.


Wound Care

Prevention of infection or treating an active infection is critical in proper healing of a wound. Our
physicians at Downtown Urgent Care have the proper experience and expertise in the field of wound care to assure proper treatment and diagnosis is rendered to ensure proper healing.


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