Minor Surgery

Definition:  Surgery involving little risk to the life of the patient, specifically an operation on the superficial structures of the body e.g. skin, or a manipulative procedure that does not involve a serious risk e.g. joint.

All appropriate excision specimens are sent for histological examination to a pathology laboratory.

More technically challenging procedures are referred to a consultant plastic surgeon.

Minor Surgery - Custom Medical

Examples of procedures that we perform:

  • Removal of skin sebaceous cysts
  • Excision of certain skin cancers, e.g. basal cell carcinoma
  • Removal of pigmented skin lesions, e.g. moles
  • Incision and drainage of skin abscess
  • Suturing of lacerations
  • Wedge resection (or complete removal) of infected ingrown toenail
  • Removal of skin tags
  • Excision of lip mucocoele
  • Skin “punch” biopsy
  • Wound debridement and dressings, e.g. burns
  • Joint aspiration/injections, e.g. shoulder, knee
  • Cryotherapy (freezing) of benign skin lesions, e.g. warts, verrucas