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Darrell L. Henderson, MD is well-trained in surgical and non-surgical treatments for patients in Lafayette, who are dealing with ganglion cysts on the hand, and wrist to relieve any pain and discomfort as well as restore a natural appearance to that area.

How Do I Know If I Have a Ganglion Cyst?

Some indications of ganglion cysts are the following:

  • Soft growths between 1 cm and 3 cm in diameter that do not move
  • Chronic pain that occurs when the joint is moved
  • A growth that changes in size
  • Sporadic swelling
  • Weakness in the finger

What Treatment Is Recommended for Ganglion Cysts?

Your plastic surgeon may treat your ganglion cyst by removing the substance inside the cyst with a fine needle. This may be followed by a steroid injection and splint. Surgery is typically only recommended for ganglion cysts that cause the patient a great deal of pain or limited mobility, as well as for patients whose ganglion cysts return after aspiration with a needle. Surgery involves the removal of the cyst with a scalpel, as well as any affected areas of the joint and surrounding tissue.

What Happens After My Treatment for Ganglion Cysts?

If the liquid inside the cyst is removed with a needle, your plastic surgeon asks you to practice range-of-motion exercises for a period of time. After surgery, you wear a splint for up to ten days to promote healing. At your follow-up appointment, your plastic surgeon assesses your progress and may recommend physical therapy.

What Does Treatment for Ganglion Cysts Cost?

We accept most insurance including workers’ comp. The total cost of your hand and wrist operation depends on several factors. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs. We also offer financing through CareCredit®. To learn more call our office today.

Why Choose Darrell L. Henderson, MD

  • We are the premier providers for reconstruction in Lafayette.
  • Our team of surgical experts are highly qualified to perform a number of different reconstruction procedures.
  • We offer a personalized and individualized treatment approach.

What to Expect During your Consultation

We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:

  • Your medical history
  • Discussion of your concerns and goals
  • Explanation of procedure and expected results
  • Customized treatment plan(s)
  • Applicable fees and financing information

Darrell L. Henderson, MD offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.


Darrell Henderson, MD
401 North College Road, Suite 3
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-385-5836
Fax: 337-233-5054

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