Minor Surgery

This service is available to all residents of West Lancashire

Staff

Surgeons

  • Mrs Lesley Grundy

Clinic Staff

  • Christine Edwards
  • Clare Toole

Clinic Administrator

  • Amy Smith

    Procedures we offer:

    Excisions: 

    • Sebaceous and epidermal cysts
    • Lipoma – site and size within the limits of excision under local  anaesthetic
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma (low risk) – As per British Association of  Dermatologists Guidelines
    • Actinic keratoses (Solar keratoses)
    • Symptomatic Seborrhoeic keratosis
    • Symptomatic Intradermal naevi  
    • Dermatofibromas
    • Papilloma
    • Pyogenic granulaoma  
    • Cherry angioma
    • Cold Abcess
    • Benign Cystic Skin Lesions
    • Nail excision/avulsion
    • Wedge resection with phenolisation
    • Melancystic navei (excluding face)  
    • Biopsy/Punch Biopsy (excluding face)

    Injections

    • Shoulder
    • Carpel Tunnel  (conservative treatment)
    • De quervains syndrome
    • Trigger finger
    • Tennis elbow
    • Golfers elbow
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Knee
    • Small hand joints
    • Metatarsalgia
    • Trochanteric bursitis

    Procedures not suitable for this service:

    Lesions in certain areas are clearly not suitable for this service, including those likely to:

    • Leave cosmetically sensitive scars
    • Cause problems with ocular closure
    • Need skin grafts or flaps to cover resulting defects

    Lesions on sites of the body where nerves are superficially situated and may easily be divided are not suitable, these include:

    • Lateral side of the popliteal fossa
    • The posterior triangle of the neck
    • Pre-auricular region and side of the jaw

    The above lesions should be referred to Secondary Care along with the following:

    • Any definite or strongly suspected malignancy
    • Non Truncal basal cell carcinoma
    • Squamous cell carcinoma
    • Malignant melanoma
    • Cutaneous lymphoma

    Download the referral form