Minor Surgery

THIS IS AVAILABLE TO ALL RESIDENTS OF WEST LANCASHIRE.

Staff:

Surgeons: Dr S Biswas, Mrs Lesley Grundy

Clinic Staff: Christine Edwards

Service Manager: Jenni Green

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 fascitis

  • 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

Click the button below for the referral form.

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