The Minor Surgical Unit (MSU) is comprised of two procedure rooms equipped to provide care for patients needing only local anaesthetic.
MSU is staffed with registered practical nurses all with O.R. Certification and Laser Certification who, in partnership with physicians, provide the care and comfort you need throughout your procedure. The MSU performs about 2,800 procedures per year by plastic surgeons, general surgeons, and ophthalmologists.
Some of the procedures done in MSU include:
- Laser surgery for glaucoma
- Punctoplasty: surgery on a gland just outside the eye to restore proper drainage of tears after a blockage
- Chalazion excision: removal of a swollen area in the eyelid called a chalazion
- Entropian repair: surgery to correct entropian, which is when the eyelid turns inward and causes irritation
- Trigger finger release: surgery to correct trigger finger, which is a condition where one finger gets stuck in a bent position
- Carpal tunnel release: surgery to treat carpal tunnel syndrome
- Foreign body removal
- Frozen sections: a special type of biopsy done to make a rapid diagnosis of a mass during surgery
- Muscle biopsies
- Temporal artery biopsies
- Hemorrhoid banding
- Excision (removal) of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, moles, lesions, lipomas, cysts, and ingrown toenails