In-office Procedures

Family Practice Group is committed to providing care that is focused around your needs. We can frequently perform necessary surgical procedures right in our office at a time that is convenient for you.

Services Include:

Moles are growths on the skin that occur when pigment cells in the skin, called melanocytes, grow in clusters. Moles are very common. Most moles do not require treatment but can be removed when,

  • The mole is bothersome to a patient (rubs against clothing, etc.).
  • A biopsy should be conducted to confirm it is not skin cancer.

Removing a mole is a simple procedure and usually requires only one office visit. Depending on the size and location of the mole it will be accomplished either by surgical excision or a surgical shave. As a precaution, the removed mole is sent to the RVP laboratory for a biopsy to ensure no cancer is present.

You should have a health care professional check your moles if they look unusual, grow larger, change in color or outline, or change in any other way.

Circumcision is simply the surgical removal of the foreskin (prepuce) from the male penis. Topical or local anesthesia may be used to reduce discomfort during this brief procedure.
A joint injection is a procedure used in the treatment of inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendinitis, bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and osteoarthritis. A hypodermic needle is injected into the affected joint where it delivers a dose of any one of several anti-inflammatory agents. The technique may also be used to withdraw excess fluid from the joint.
Family Practice Group offers the No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV)—the newest and least invasive vasectomy procedure available. The specialized instruments used during the procedure afford significant advantages over conventional techniques. NSV is a faster procedure involving no incisions.
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The primary goal of colonoscopy is to prevent colon cancer and to remove precancerous growths before they can turn into cancer.

A Colonoscopy is the endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a very small camera. The real time imaging provides an opportunity for the physician to inspect the health of your colon and grants the opportunity for biopsy or removal of suspected colorectal cancer growth or lesions. A colonoscopy is recommended for adults when they reach the age of 50, but may be recommended earlier depending on your individual risk factors.  This procedure is performed by Dr. Eric Ring at one of several outpatient centers in the valley. More information on the importance of colonoscopies.

The procedure called gastroscopy (or EGD) involves the placing of an endoscope (a small flexible tube with a camera and light) into the esophagus, stomach and duodenum to search for abnormalities. Tissue samples can be taken to check for precancerous changes in the esophagus; to test for H.Pylori, a cause of many peptic ulcers; as well as screen for other diseases in the duodenum. An actively bleeding ulcer may also be cauterized (blood vessels are sealed with a burning tool) during the procedure.
Hemorrhoid banding, or rubber band ligation, is a fast and nonsurgical approach to remove hemorrhoids. The procedure requires no anesthesia.
Regular skin self-examinations should be part of every adult’s personal health program. For patients with skin abnormalities or a personal or family history of skin cancer, regular screenings are encouraged. When needed a biopy will be performed. You can help detect any visible skin abnormalities by conducting regular skin self-examinations and watching for any changes in your skin.

Learn about skin cancer warning signs

 

Screening Guidelines

Screening Guidelines for 50 and overImportant screening information for those 50 and over. Learn more…

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