Dynamic Urgent Care offers a range of minor surgical procedures in a safe and sterile environment, conveniently and affordably. These procedures, which do not require general anesthesia or respiratory assistance, can be performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding the need for a costly and inconvenient visit to a hospital or surgery center.

What Happens in Minor Surgical Care?

Typically, minor surgeries include the removal of foreign objects from superficial wounds, ears, superficial eyes, or nose, as well as the stitching and/or removal of stitches for wounds and lacerations. Other procedures, such as incision and drainage or simple procedures, may also be performed, depending on the location.

The duration of minor surgical care varies based on the specific method being used. In general, most procedures can be completed within minutes once the necessary preparations are made. Patients can expect to spend approximately 15 to 30 minutes for most procedures and potentially up to an hour for more complex cases, including check-in and placement in a room.

Minor surgeries are typically performed using local anesthesia, either through an injected anesthetic or a topical cream applied to the procedure site. This ensures a comfortable experience for the patient during the process.

Procedure for Minor Surgery For Pneumonia

While urgent care centers are not equipped for major surgeries, they can address minor surgical needs related to pneumonia, such as:

  1. Chest Tube Insertion: In severe cases of pneumonia where fluid or pus accumulates in the pleural space, a chest tube may need to be inserted to drain the fluid and relieve pressure on the lungs. Urgent care centers with appropriate facilities and expertise can perform this minor surgical procedure.
  2. Incision and Drainage: If a localized collection of pus (abscess) develops as a complication of pneumonia, an urgent care provider may perform an incision and drainage procedure. This involves making a small incision to allow the pus to drain, helping to resolve the infection.
  3. Pleural Biopsy: In some instances where the cause of pneumonia is unclear or if there is a suspicion of other underlying conditions, a pleural biopsy may be necessary. This minor surgical procedure involves obtaining a small sample of tissue from the lining of the lungs (pleura) for further examination and diagnosis.

The minor surgical procedures at Dynamic Urgent Care are conducted by qualified providers who are available during their regular extended hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

But is important to note that not all urgent care centers offer minor surgical procedures, so it’s best to inquire with the specific urgent care facility or contact Dynamic Urgent Care to confirm our capabilities.

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