Our highly experienced inhouse physicians are available to attend to your minor surgery needs.
Our minor surgery clinic is run by Dr Douglas Smith, a highly skilled clinician with extensive experience of minor surgical procedures, including removal of benign and malignant skin lesions, correction of nail deformities, and closure of minor soft tissue injuries.
Dr Smith runs the clinic weekly on a Friday afternoon. Please note that a referral is not necessary to book an appointment. Dr Smith also runs our Dermatology and Mole Mapping Specialist Service.
What conditions do we treat at the Minor Surgery Clinic?
At ROC we treat the following conditions:
- Cysts and ganglions
- Skin Cancers and actinic keratoses
- Skin Tags
- Seborrheic Warts or any other type of warts
- Minor soft tissue injuries that require closure
- Ingrown toenails
- Nail deformity correction
- Warts and Verrucas
In addition to examining a mole that may be of concern we also offer a mole mapping service, that involves close examination of the skin with a microscope and taking photographs for future comparison.
What do you need to know when attending a Minor Surgery Clinic?
The doctor will assess and diagnose the problem and determine suitability for possible procedures. They will then explain your options to you, including the technique used, and any pros and cons to each option. Treatment may take place during the same appointment, but occasionally another appointment may need to be scheduled to carry out the procedure.
During treatment several techniques may be used such as:
- Shave or curettage
- Excision and closure of a skin lesion
- Nail removal
You may wish to bring a friend along, especially if you are driving as a local anaesthetic may be administered and depending on the location of your lesion you may find it difficult to get about following the appointment.
Where necessary, you may need to return for stitch removal in the weeks following the procedure, our doctors will advise you on this.
Why Book a Minor Surgery Appointment at ROC?
- Rapid access
- Top expertise
- Dermoscopic examination
- Rapid turnaround for laboratory analysis
- Reduced anxiety and stress
- COVID-19 Screening offered to all attending the clinic