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Ganglion Cyst Removal

Trust our highly experienced, fellowship-trained hand surgeons at EvergreenHealth to safely remove your ganglion cyst—a noncancerous, fluid-filled lump that often forms on the wrist.

When to Remove a Ganglion Cyst

If your cyst causes pain or difficulty moving your joint, talk to your doctor about surgery to treat the cyst.

How Are Ganglion Cysts Removed?

Your surgeon can take away the ganglion cyst during an outpatient procedure, which allows you to go home the same day. Surgery is usually arthroscopic, meaning it's minimally invasive and uses small incisions to make your recovery easier.

You'll receive local anesthesia to prevent pain during treatment. Then, the surgeon will make a small incision on the wrist, just above the cyst. The surgeon cuts the base of the cyst, where it attaches to tissue under your skin. Then, your doctor removes the lump and closes your incision.

After Ganglion Cyst Surgery

Ganglion cyst surgery is a short procedure. Afterward, your care team will bandage your wrist and place it in a splint. You'll wear this to protect your wrist as it heals.

Hand therapy at EvergreenHealth may help you fully recover.

Hand & Wrist Care

Call (425) 899-4810 in Kirkland or (360) 794-3300 in Monroe to make an appointment with one of our Hand & Wrist Care specialists.

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