Surgical Procedures Specialist

Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey

Internal Medicine Physicians located in Vineland, NJ

When you need a minor surgical procedure, you have an option to local hospitals and surgery centers — you can get your surgery done by Dr. Per Montero-Pearson at Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey in Vineland. As a board-certified general surgeon on staff at Inspero Hospital, he has extensive experience safely performing a range of surgical procedures. If you have questions about any type of surgery, call the office in Vineland, New Jersey, or book an appointment online.

Surgical Procedures Q & A

What type of surgical procedure can I have done in the office?

With technological advances in medicine, many minor surgical procedures that were once done in hospitals can now be done in the office. You gain the comfort of having your procedure done in a familiar environment by a doctor you know and trust.

This is a partial list of the in-office surgical procedures available at Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey:

  • Biopsy
  • Removal of skin tags and warts
  • Removal of basal cell carcinoma
  • Spider vein removal
  • Mole removal
  • Abscess draining

Dr. Montero-Pearson may remove skin lesions using a variety of procedures, from cutting to electrosurgery and cryosurgery.

When should I have a mole removed?

You can choose to remove a mole for cosmetic reasons. But having a mole removed is essential when the mole’s appearance changes because that’s a sign the mole has become cancerous.

Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, usually begins in a mole. When long-term exposure to sunlight damages cellular DNA, cells in the mole begin to overgrow and become cancerous.  

When caught early, melanoma is curable. If it goes untreated, it spreads throughout your body and becomes hard to treat.

After your mole is removed, it’s sent to a lab and evaluated to determine whether it’s cancerous and if all the cancer cells were removed along with the mole.

What causes an abscess?

An abscess is an area of pus that builds up due to an infection. Normally, your body gets rid of pus, but sometimes it collects in a pocket, forming an abscess. Abscesses are often caused by a skin infection, infected sweat glands, or an infected puncture wound.

If your abscess is above the skin, it may resemble a large pimple. If it forms below the skin, you’ll have a swollen bump. Both types are quite painful.

An abscess usually doesn’t heal on its own, so you need in-office surgery. Dr. Montero-Pearson drains your abscess by cutting it open, draining all the pus, then cleaning the area.

If you have questions about the type of in-office surgical procedures offered, call Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey or book an appointment online.