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Minor Surgery Clinic

 

This clinic is for the removal of benign skin and subcutaneous lesions where there is little or no diagnostic uncertainty and specifically no suspicion of malignancy.

 

After a patient has been assessed by a GP in the surgery and the various treatment options discussed including where appropriate referral to the hospital, leaving alone and freezing at Dr Scott’s wart clinic, the patient should be asked to make a 30 minute minor surgery appointment.

 

These appointments are on Thursday mornings at present.

 

It is important to stress that these appointments are not open access to patients and that they have to be reviewed by a GP first. Reception staff will be asked to confirm with patients that they have been reviewed by a GP at the time of booking the appointment.

 

Referrals for the Minor Surgery Clinic can include:

 

·         sebaceous cysts

 

·         lipomas

 

·         skin tags

 

·         benign naevi

 

·         epidermal cysts

 

  • freezing of warts

 

  • other small skin lesions.

 

  • Joint  Injections

 

There is no requirement to make a formal referral for this clinic.

 

Some areas of Minor Surgery will not be undertaken, these include any procedures on the face other than in the elderly if it is agreed that cosmetic result is of very low importance.

 

If in any doubt please discuss including if there is something not on the list above that you feel I may be happy to perform.

 

Joint injections (knees and shoulders), soft tissue injections (bursitis of elbows, knees and hips, plantar faciitis, trigger fingers, golfers and tennis elbows) can be injected in a normal double appointment with me.

 

 
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