Physicians Medical Group of San Jose
Primary Care and Specialty Care located in San Jose, CA
If you need a minor surgical procedure like cryotherapy, or major surgery to address a health concern, the multidisciplinary team at Physicians Medical Group of San Jose, in San Jose, California, can help. With a large team of physicians covering a wide range of medical specialty areas, the team provides surgeries to improve all areas of a patient’s health. Call your Physicians Medical Group of San Jose physician today.
Surgery Q & A
Why would I need surgery?
There are many reasons you might need surgery. Your doctor might find abnormal cells during a routine Pap smear or a suspect mole during an annual exam. You might have a painful arthritic joint, ingrown toenail, or need a hysterectomy.
You might opt for surgery to place a long-acting reversible contraceptive. Additionally, if you have a mole that you don't like the look of, even if it's not cancerous.
If your doctor recommends surgery, you can ask questions about your options. However, in most cases, your doctor begins with a conservative approach to most conditions. If they suggest surgery, it's because they believe it's the best and most effective treatment to resolve your condition.
What are some of the available surgeries?
Whenever possible, the team at Physicians Medical Group of San Jose uses minimally invasive, outpatient procedures. The team of physicians also perform surgeries that require in-hospital recovery. For example, some of the available procedures include:
- Skin cancer removal
- Wart removal
- Ingrown toenail removal
- Abnormal cervical cell excision
- Placement and removal of birth control
- Uterine fibroid removal
- Hemorrhoid removal
- Angioplasty and stenting
- Bypass surgery
- Removal of foreign bodies from ear, nose, or skin
- Ear tube placement
- Placing stitches or sutures
- Setting compound fractures
- Repairing orthopedic injuries and conditions
The team provides comprehensive medical care, including exams and diagnostic testing, to ensure you receive the best treatment or surgery to restore and protect your health.
What should I expect during surgery?
Your experience depends on your specific procedure. The team at Physicians Medical Group of San Jose provides anesthetics as needed to ensure your comfort during any surgical procedures. For example, if you or your child need stitches to close a laceration, your provider thoroughly numbs and cleans the injury before placing the stitches or sutures. Alternatively, if you need a hysterectomy or a more invasive surgery, your physician provides general anesthesia.
Most minor surgeries take less than an hour and don't require any downtime to recover. Your provider gives you specific aftercare instructions based on your procedure. For example, you might need to avoid getting stitches wet, but hemorrhoid removal does not require anything special.
In some cases, a hospital stay is needed after major surgery. Depending on your specific needs, you might need to take time off work to recover or arrange for some help at home.
If you're looking for comprehensive primary health care, including surgery services, call your Physicians Medical Group of San Jose provider. They may offer same-day appointments when needed for urgent procedures.
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