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Understanding the One Excision Policy at Apollo Dermatology

Welcome to Apollo Dermatology’s blog! Today, we want to address a common question from our patients: Why do we perform only one surgical excision during a surgical visit? Our policy might seem inconvenient at first, but it’s grounded in a commitment to your health and safety. Let’s explore the reasons behind this approach.

Prioritizing Patient Safety During Excision Procedures

At Apollo Dermatology, our top priority is always the well-being and safety of our patients. Surgical excisions, while routine, are not without risks. One of the primary risks associated with surgical procedures is the possibility of infection.

The Risk of Infection

Infections are a concern in any surgical procedure. Our skin is our first line of defense against microbes, and any incision, however small, breaches this barrier. When multiple excisions are performed in one session, it can significantly increase the risk of infection. This is due to a combination of factors, including:

  1. Longer Exposure: Multiple excisions mean a longer duration of surgery, which in turn increases the time your skin is open to potential infectious agents.
  2. Compromised Immune Response: Your body’s ability to heal and fight infection is incredibly robust. However, multiple wounds can tax your immune system more than a single wound, potentially reducing its ability to fend off infections.
  3. Complex Wound Care: Post-operative care becomes more complicated with multiple wounds. The risk of cross-contamination between different surgical sites is higher, and it can be challenging for patients to manage multiple wound care regimens effectively.

Focused Care for Better Outcomes

By limiting each visit to a single excision, we can focus our attention more intensely on that particular area. This approach allows us to ensure the highest standards of care and precision. Moreover, it simplifies post-operative care for you, making it easier to follow the wound care instructions and thus promoting faster and more effective healing.

Psychological Comfort

Undergoing a surgical procedure, no matter how minor, can be stressful. By limiting the number of excisions per visit, we aim to minimize the psychological impact on our patients. This approach helps in reducing anxiety and ensuring a more comfortable experience.

Efficient Healing of Your Excision

Healing is a complex process that requires a lot of energy and resources from your body. By concentrating on one area at a time, your body can direct its healing efforts more efficiently. This focused healing often results in quicker recovery times and less discomfort during the healing process.


We understand that it might seem more convenient to have multiple lesions addressed in one visit. However, our policy of performing only one excision per surgical visit at Apollo Dermatology is a decision made with your best interests in mind. By taking this approach, we aim to provide the safest, most effective care, ensuring that your healing process is as quick and comfortable as possible.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in adhering to this policy. As always, our team is here to answer any questions and provide support throughout your treatment journey. Your health and safety are our primary concern, and we thank you for entrusting us with your care.

Schedule a consultation today or call us at 248-436-4888 to to make an appointment.

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