At North Hills Family Medicine, we can diagnose suspicious or changing lesions on the extremities, trunk or face.

Most of the time, a punch or shave biopsy can be performed with local anesthetic right here in our office, giving results in a few days that determine the next step in treatment.

We also offer:

  • Punch Biopsies: involves taking a small disc of full thickness skin using a special punch biopsy instrument. This will require stitches.
  • Shave Biopsies: involves removal of protruding, superficial skin lesions using a razor blade.
  • Cryosurgery (freezing) of actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous lesions)
  • Cyst Removal
  • Incisions and Drainage of Abscesses and Boils
  • Nail Fungus Diagnosis and Treatment (Onychomycosis)
  • Skin-tag Removal
  • Wart Removal (multiple options available)