Ganglion Cyst Excision
If you notice a lump growing on your hand or wrist, it may be a ganglion cyst, which in most cases is harmless and doesn't cause pain.
However, if the cyst grows too large, it can be visually unappealing or press on a nerve, which can cause uncomfortable symptoms.
How does board-certified surgeon Nathan Lesley remove ganglion cysts at the Hand to Shoulder Center in Fort Worth, TX? Find out more.
What Is a Ganglion Cyst?
- These are soft-tissue masses under the skin of your hand or wrist that are filled with a jelly-like fluid.
- They usually grow on or near the bone joints, nerves, and tendons of your hands or wrists.
- These cysts can develop on their own, or if you have arthritis in your finger joints.
- An injury can also trigger them to grow on a patient's hand or wrist. Repetitive motions can as well.
Six Symptoms of Ganglion Cysts
Large areas of swelling
Nerve pain, tingling, or numbness
Reduced hand or wrist movements
Are These Cysts Common?
Swelling can be reduced by puncturing the cyst and draining away its fluid. Local anesthesia will keep you comfortable.
Dr. Lesley might recommend injecting medications. Steroid shots are often effective at reducing a cyst's volume.
An out-patient surgical procedure can remove the cyst. Surgery is the best way to reduce the risk of it growing back.
Ganglion cyst surgery and other treatments are typically covered by insurance. But if you incur out-of-pocket costs, our practice is happy to offer affordable, flexible financing through CareCredit®. This trusted lender breaks down costs into low-interest monthly payments that work with your budget.
Why Do Fort Worth, TX, Patients Choose Our Practice?
All of our hand and shoulder surgeons have additional, specialized surgical training and education that other surgeons may not have.
Our state-of-the-art practice is the only one in the Fort Worth area that offers surgical procedures in-office instead of an expensive hospital or surgical center.
Having a ganglion cyst removed in our office can save you thousands of dollars. For example, our in office surgery could save you over $5,000 or more compared to a hospital.
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