An excision of a penile mass is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. A penile mass may be due to a sexually transmitted disease, benign growth of skin, infection, and cancer. The cause of the mass can be determined based on pathological evaluation of excised mass.
How to prepare for the procedure
An excision of a penile mass is performed under anesthesia. When preparing to have a procedure performed under anesthesia you can expect to start fasting the night prior to your procedure. Please consult with your surgeon to discuss the pre-operative testing which may include; blood work, chest x-ray, EKG, discontinuation of medications, and clearance for other medical reasons. The procedure will be done at either the hospital or an outpatient surgery center.