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Procedures

Elam Health and Wellness

Stephanie Opusunju, MD

Family Medicine & Internal Medicine located in Dallas, TX

When you need a medical procedure, you don’t always have to go to the emergency room or urgent care. At Elam Health and Wellness in Dallas, Texas, Stephanie Opusunju, MD, performs many procedures at the office to diagnose and treat various health conditions. Find out more about the procedures available at Elam Health and Wellness by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Procedures Q & A

What are the procedures?

Elam Health and Wellness is a family medicine practice that provides comprehensive care to meet a wide array of health needs. In addition to managing acute illnesses, chronic diseases, and general health, Dr. Opusunju also performs procedures. 

The procedures she offers at the family medicine practice include:

Joint injections

To alleviate joint pain and inflammation for arthritis or injury, Dr. Opusunju performs joint injections. These injections contain a steroid and local anesthetic that alleviates pain and inflammation to improve joint function and health.

Joint injections take about 20 minutes and may provide pain relief for a few weeks or a few months. 

Incision and drainage

For skin abscesses, Dr. Opusunju performs incision and drainage procedures. She first administers a local anesthetic to ease discomfort and then makes an incision at the site of your abscess, drains the fluid and puss, cleans the abscess, and covers the wound. 

Dr. Opusunju may send a sample of the fluid from your abscess for testing and provide an antibiotic if you have a bacterial infection. She schedules a follow-up appointment to monitor healing of your incision. 

Cryotherapy

Dr. Opusunju performs cryotherapy to remove abnormal skin growths, such as warts, skin tags, or cancerous lesions. Cryotherapy involves freezing the skin growth, which destroys the tissue. 

What are the diagnostic procedures?

Dr. Opusunju also performs procedures to diagnose health problems. Diagnostic procedures available at Elam Health and Wellness include:

Vascular studies

Vascular studies are noninvasive tests that evaluate the movement of blood through your arteries and veins. Dr. Opusunju may request vascular studies to look for blood clots or narrowing in your arteries. 

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

An EKG is a test that measures the electrical activity of your heart. 

Ankle brachial index (ABI)

During an ABI, Dr. Opusunju compares blood pressure readings from your arm with blood pressure readings from your ankle to confirm or rule out peripheral artery disease. 

Quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test (QSART)

QSART, also known as a sweat test, measures the nerves that control body sweat to diagnose autonomic nervous system disorders, peripheral neuropathy, and certain types of pain conditions. 

Spirometry

Spirometry is a lung function test that measures the amount of air you breathe in and out, and how fast you can breathe air out of your lungs.

When do I need procedures?

Dr. Opusunju determines when you need medical or diagnostic procedures at the time of your visit. These procedures may be used to assess an acute illness or for chronic disease management.

Elam Health and Wellness offers many in-office procedures to better meet your health needs. Call the office or schedule an appointment with Dr. Opusunju online today.