Sebaceous cyst, lipoma, other lumps and tumours can be removed via a lumpectomy or a lump removal surgery at Zenith Medical Clinic, Punggol, Singapore. We are an accredited Day Surgery centre, allowing us to use Medisave for your sebaceous cyst or lipoma removal surgery.
To use Medisave, the following criteria must be fulfilled:
- Removal of the lump is NOT done for a cosmetic reason but for a medical reason (i.e. to find out the true nature of the lump)
- Removal of the lump MUST be followed by checking the lump under the microscope (Histology)
- There must be sufficient Medisave balance
How is it done?
Are you scared?
It’s normal to feel scared. Certainly, everyone is.
Hence, the “surgery” must start with the doctor talking to you in a reassuring and soothing tone about the procedure, the alternatives and the risks. If you have any questions and doubts, please feel free to ask and clarify with the doctor until you are completely convinced that we are the surgeons meant for you, and the procedure is the right one that you are undertaking at the right time.
After the above process, which is the verbal consent portion, there will be a written consent whereby the things discussed above are written down and signed by all parties involved as a testimony of discussion of the above points.
There is nothing too minor in surgery. Any surgeries not done in a proper manner by properly trained doctors in a proper setting with proper equipment on a right patient can go south. So yes, no matter what procedure, the process is the same.
What about the procedure itself?
It really depends on which procedure you are talking about, but most procedures generally proceed in this manner.
Will it be painful?
Your pain (or lack thereof) is of the utmost importance. Potentially painful procedures will begin with the doctor applying a numbing cream and waiting an hour for it to work. Thereafter, a a numbing medication will be injected with an ultrafine needle head normally used for Botox. Less painful procedures will make do with the numbing cream or for ENT procedures, a numbing spray.
Most of the time, you would be very comfortable by now. If done properly by trained professionals, you should be feeling next to nothing by now.
But hold on, doc, I still feel something!
Yes, it is absolutely normal for you to still feel “something”, as the numbing medication only works on the area of surgery. You would still feel the doctor pressing on the area as well as other sensations felt by the deeper tissues that were not numbed. But if you do feel pain, please tell the doctor.
During the procedure
The doctor might chit-chat with you, with the nurses or they might not. You might hear weird metal sounds (the equipment are metallic). You might want to look at the surgery or not (probably not unless you love blood). It doesn’t really matter, and it should be done in no time.
After the procedure
Yay! It’s finally done! Most of the time, the area of surgery will be wrapped up. This will also be the time the doctor explains to you the findings and plans for the next course of action.
List of procedures commonly performed
|1||Simple stitching/Wound Closure (Toilet and suture)|
|2||Complex, cosmetic and painless stitching/wound closure (Fine sutures, layered closure, painless)|
|4||Nail Bed Laceration repair|
|5||Tissue Glue (No stitches)|
|6||Skin tags/lesions/warts removal|
|7||Needle aspiration (of abscess)|
|8||Incision and drainage (of abscess) < 1cm|
|9||Incision and drainage (of abscess) 1cm to 3cm|
|10||Incision and drainage (of abscess) > 3cm|
|16||Incision and drainage of chalazion or stye (not medisave claimable)|
|17||Removal of lump or tumours|
|18||Removal of foreign body: Skin|
|19||Removal of foreign body: Deeper than Skin|
|20||Removal of foreign body: Ear, Nose, Throat|
|21||Removal of foreign body: Cornea|
|22||Removal of foreign body: Other locations|
|23||Ingrown toenail procedure (Wedge Resection)|
|24||Placement of Implanon (for contraception)|
|25||Removal of Implanon|
|Ear Nose and Throat Procedures|
|1||Ear Syringing or Suction (1 ear)|
|2||Ear Syringing or Suction (both ears)|
|3||Ear Syringing or Suction: Complicated|
|4||Ear Packing or Instrumentation|
|5||Ear Piercing (both sides)|
Zenith’s collection of lumps
Tiny cyst from the earlobe