What it is:

Excision of a worrisome or changing lesion or bump on or under the skin

People who:

  • Have a changing skin lesion (mole, non-healing wound, etc.)
  • Are bothered by the appearance or location of a skin lesion
  • Have cysts or other masses beneath their skin

* 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the lesion



No time off required, in most cases

Activity restrictions depend on the location of the skin lesion

Insurance often covers biopsy of skin lesions that are changing in some way (growing, changing color, etc.)

* Times may vary since each case is unique

** Check with your health care provider about your specific restrictions