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Minor Surgery

What is minor surgery?

Minor surgery requires a little local anaesthetic to quickly and easily treat a number of conditions including:

How do I know what condition I have?

Many of our patients are referred by their local GP, however if you are unsure you can simply make an appointment at the clinic our qualified and experienced doctor will recommend the appropriate treatment.

If there is a suspicion of malignancy a biopsy may be performed following which you may be referred back to your GP.

What is the procedure?

After your consultation our highly qualified local doctor will help you to choose the best procedure suited to your condition. Many treatment methods only take a few minutes, are minimally invasive and require only a local anaesthetic, including:

The minor surgery treatments are undertaken within a comfortable and stress-free environment and usually take 30 minutes depending on the treatment. The procedure will be fully explained to you by the doctor, who will answer any questions you may have.

When a lesion is removed it maybe sent for histology and after four weeks you will be informed of the results by a letter from the doctor who operated on you.

What happens after the procedure?

When the local anaesthetic wears off you may experience some discomfort which should be eased by painkillers. If you have a dressing, leave it dry and intact for 48 hours. Once the dressing has been removed you may shower but avoid soaking or swimming for two weeks unless covered by a waterproof plaster.

How much does it cost?

The initial consultation costs between 35-50 and depending on the treatment required, the surgical procedure will cost from 250. If necessary, histology will cost 70.

What is the next step?

For further information or to book a consultation, simply call us on telephone: 0345 508 1448, or complete the online enquiry form.

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