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.