What Is Soft Tissue Mass Removal?
The soft tissues of the body include the tendons, blood vessels, fat, lymph vessels, nerves, and tissues around the joints. When benign and malignant tumors form in the soft tissues of the body, surgical removal may be performed by the experienced general surgeons at Sierra Pacific Surgical. Soft tissue tumors that are cancerous are called sarcomas. As these tumors can vary in size, appearance, and behavior, patients in need of soft tissue tumor removal should schedule a consultation at one of our practices in Roseville or Folsom, CA, to learn more about surgical options for care.
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How is Soft Tissue Mass Removal Performed?
Soft tissue mass removal may be performed in one of our state-of-the-art offices or in an accredited surgical center located within the Greater Sacramento area. Depending on the location and the size of the tumor, the general surgeon will attempt to remove the entire tumor, plus around 1 – 2 centimeters of the surrounding tissue, also called the margins of the tumor. The margins of the tumor will then be examined to determine if malignant or cancerous cells are present. If the tumor shows positive margins, additional surgeries or treatments may be needed. Once the tumor is extracted, a tissue graft or implant may be used to replace the tissue that was removed. Contact our soft tissue surgeons for additional information.
Soft tissue mass removal FAQ
Should a biopsy be done before soft tissue mass removal?
Before surgery, a biopsy can be performed to see if the soft tissue is cancerous. It is recommended to have a biopsy before an excision. A surgeon only rarely completed a resection without a biopsy. A biopsy helps our surgeon know how large the margins (or extra tissue) to take out in addition to the mass.
How long will the mass removal take?
How long soft tissue tumor removal takes will depend on the area where it is being removed and the size. In general, it can take anywhere from a half-hour to a few hours. Schedule a consultation with our soft tissue surgeon at Sierra Pacific Surgical in Roseville or Folsom, CA, for additional information.
What should I do about any side effects?
After soft tissue surgery, you may have some pain in the area for several days after. You may also experience slight swelling. If you have any unusual bleeding or excessive pain that you are unable to control, you should contact our team right away. We will provide the care you need so you can find relief.
Can I drive home after my surgery?
You will likely go under sedation during your soft tissue surgery so that you are completely comfortable during the procedure. You will need a responsible adult that you trust to drive you home after your soft tissue surgery removal. Connect with our office to schedule your consultation with a soft tissue surgeon in Folsom, CA, today.
Surgical Care for Soft Tissue Conditions
Getting experienced surgical care for soft tissue tumors is extremely important for your health and treatment outcomes. Committed to remaining at the forefront of advancing technology, our general surgeons dedicate themselves to practicing the most innovative, minimally invasive surgeries for patients throughout Northern California. To learn more about soft tissue mass removal for benign and malignant tumors, contact Sierra Pacific Surgical in Roseville or Folsom, CA.