Cyst Removal in Long Island, NY
Cysts are a common problem for the residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York. Eunice E. Park, MD, is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology) specialist who offers cyst removal.
What is Cyst Removal?
A cyst is a type of abnormal growth that can occur anywhere on your body. Cysts are similar to a blister in that they are small sacs of tissue that may be filled with pus, fluid or other substance. People develop cysts for many reasons, such as:
- Clogged glands in the skin
- Irritation around piercings
- Abnormalities in the cells
- Broken blood vessel related to an injury
Most cysts do not cause any pain, but some may cause pain if they are infected and inflamed. Mild cysts typically resolve without treatment. Severe cysts require medical attention. Dr. Park performs cyst removal by draining the fluid and treating with medications.
Head and neck cysts include:
- Acne, sebaceous, dermoid and pilar cysts on the skin and around hair follicles
- Arachnoid, colloid and pineal cysts in the brain
- Chalazion cysts in the glands of the eyelid
- Dentigerous and periapical cysts in the mouth
- Vocal cord cysts
Benefits of Cyst Removal
If Dr. Park determines that your cyst needs to be removed, she will also determine if the cyst is benign or cause for concern. Some cysts can develop into tumors which may be malignant (cancerous). Cyst removal not only eliminates the cyst but also gives you information about any possible complications.
What are the Common Signs That I May Need Cyst Removal?
You may need cyst removal if you have:
- A lump on or just under the skin
- Headaches, if the cyst is in the head
Cysts do not always cause symptoms and are detected during your normal appointments with your physician. These cysts may be detected with X-rays and other types of imaging.
What to Expect from Cyst Removal
The approach to cyst removal used by Dr. Park depends on the nature of the cyst. Large cysts may be removed via surgery. The cyst is drained, and the fluid may be sent to a lab for evaluation. If Dr. Park determines that the cyst may be cancerous, she will remove a section of the cyst wall to be evaluated. If your cyst is related to a medical condition, Dr. Park will recommend treatment for that condition.
How Much Does Cyst Removal Cost in Long Island, NY?
Cyst removal may be covered by your medical insurance. After your consultation, we review your coverage and provide an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs. You may incur additional fees based on the cyst removal and determination by your insurance carrier. For your portion of the cost, we offer several payment options, including cash, checks, and major credit cards.
Cyst removal may alleviate your symptoms and give you valuable information about any potential complications. If you live in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York and believe that you may have a cyst, contact us to schedule a personal consultation to discuss cyst removal with Dr. Eunice E. Park.