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Minor surgeryMinor surgery

As a team we perform a number of minor surgical procedures, examples of which are below. You may find it useful to make your first consultation with a doctor who performs a particular procedure ─ this can be discussed with the receptionist when booking.

We believe that performing these procedures in general practice gives our patients faster access to a more convenient service. However, there are limitations to procedures we are able/allowed to perform.


  • Removal of moles by excision
  • Removal of other skin lesions by cautery or shave excision
  • Skin biopsies
  • Ingrowing toenail operations
  • Implanon insertion (long term contraception)
  • Insertion of contraceptive coils

Minor procedures for purely cosmetic reasons are not funded by the NHS and therefore we do not offer them.