What Are 3 Benefits of Cryosurgery?

Cryosurgery is a minimally invasive way to deal with tissue conditions such as lesions and warts. It involves the use of extreme cold from a substance such as liquid nitrogen to freeze the lesions off. We perform this procedure at South Coast Ear, Nose, and Throat of Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Fort Pierce, FL. Our patients have experienced results similar to those of surgery without the stress and recovery. Read on to learn about the three key benefits of undergoing cryosurgery.

Variety of Applications

Cryosurgery is a versatile procedure that can treat various skin conditions. It can be used to treat warts, lesions, tumors, and more. Some even see success with early stage cancer! Its versatility makes it a favorite of many medical professionals worldwide. Cryosurgery has been around a while and has proven promising in a variety of applications during the time it has existed.

Minimal Risk

Cryosurgery is an alternative to traditional surgical procedures in many cases. It carries a faster recovery time and less risk of complications. The procedure is significantly less invasive than a comparable surgery since no incision has to be made into the skin at all. It carries a high success rate, and potential side effects are minimal. There's less labor involved for the doctor, too, often makes cryosurgery more affordable. Also, it's safer for those with preexisting health conditions. At South Coast Ear, Nose, and Throat of Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Fort Pierce, FL, our doctors excel at cryosurgery procedures and have helped many patients see great results.

Fast Recoveries

Since cryosurgery is less invasive, recovery timelines are comparable to those of a wound. After being frozen, the area will have some redness and swelling that will develop into a blister. From there, it generally heals within 1 to 3 weeks. Anti-inflammatory pain relievers like ibuprofen may be recommended to make the recovery more comfortable.

If you're interested in learning more about cryosurgery, reach out to South Coast Ear, Nose, Throat of Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, FL, today. We'd be happy to help, and we're sure to have a location that's convenient to you. Our Port St. Lucie office number is (772) 398-9911; the Fort Pierce office can be reached at (772) 464-6055; and the Okeechobee office's number is (863) 357-7791. Reach out to whomever is best. We look forward to hearing from you.