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Minor Surgery Clinic

Two of our doctors perform minor surgery approximately once a month. Within this clinic small lesions or lumps which are causing patients problems are removed under local anaesthetic. All minor surgery we do must meet specific NHS criteria. We do not carry out procedures for cosmetic reasons.

We are able to remove:

  1. Skin lumps - Lipomas
  2. Cysts  
  3. Moles 
  4. Skin Tags - (too large for cryotherapy)
  5. Warts - seborrheic keratoses
  6. Toe nails - ingrown 

If you are concerned about any of these or wish to have them removed then please make a routine appointment with one of the Doctors to discuss your requirements and options.

Cryotherapy

Skin cryosurgery, or cryotherapy, is a procedure to treat your skin lesion by freezing it. A skin lesion is a spot or growth on your skin. Skin cryotherapy is done using a cold substance, liquid nitrogen. It works by cooling the tissues until ice balls form. The cold kills the lesions' skin cells, without hurting healthy tissue that is nearby. As the skin thaws the cells which have been frozen are damaged and new healthy cells will grow to replace them.

Why might I use this service?

To remove benign (non-cancer) lesions, such as angiomas, small skin tags, sun damaged areas, verrucas and warts. Ask your care giver for more information on wart removal using cryosurgery.

The treatment may be sufficient to loosen it but you may need to lift it off to make sure that it does not become re attached as the skin repairs itself.

For more information read our Patient information leaflet

Joint Injections

What is a joint injection and why have I been given one?

When your joints are swollen and tender, we often put a needle into your joints to draw out fluid and inject steroid into them. The steroid reduces the swelling and pain you have, so you can use your joint again. Joint injections are done for people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and many other conditions. Sometimes we inject into the tissues around joints as well because this can help with conditions such as tennis elbow.

For more information read our Patient information leaflet

 

 

 

 
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