Office-Based Procedures

Many minor surgical procedures can be performed at Sound Family Medicine offices for your convenience, and many times, at a lower cost.

Vasectomies

A vasectomy is a highly effective, safe and permanent form of birth control, resulting in a man’s sperm no longer being able to fertilize an egg. Before considering this procedure, it is important that the topic is thoroughly discussed and you’re absolutely sure that you don’t want to have children in the future. The procedure is done in our office and is relatively quick. Afterward, you can expect some pain, swelling and possibly bruising around the area of the surgery, which should fully dissipate after about 2 weeks.

If you’re considering a vasectomy, please call one of our clinic locations so that we can provide additional details about the procedure and answer any questions you may have.

Circumcisions

Circumcision is a simple, low-risk and commonly performed surgical procedure to remove the foreskin of the penis. Complications are extremely rare and avoidable by when performed by a competent, experienced doctor.

Birth Control and Intrauterine Devices (IUD)

Birth control procedures include intrauterine devices (IUD) and implantable contraception. The most appropriate method of birth control depends on a woman’s overall health, age, frequency of sexual activity, number of sexual partners, desire to have children in the future and family history of certain diseases. Our health care providers are here to help you determine which method is best for you.

Biopsy or Removal of Skin Lesions

Most skin lesions are not cancerous; however, evaluation and diagnosis is important. With the many types of dermatologic conditions, making a correct diagnosis is challenging and can require biopsy. Our providers evaluate the lesion in a systematic way to adequately diagnose and to distinguish those skin conditions that need a biopsy and possible further treatment.

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