Minor Surgery

We provide a range of minor surgical procedures as listed below along with the exclusions.

Types of procedures performed.

  • Ingrown toenails/fingernails
  • Sebaceous/epidermal cysts
  • Pilar cysts
  • Papilloma/warts
  • Dermatofibroma
  • Skin tags
  • Lipomas
  • Ganglion
  • Nevus
  • Diagnostic skin biopsy (non-malignant lesions)
  • Seborrheic keratosis


  • Children aged <12 (12–18-year-olds to be assessed individually)
  • Suspicious lesions
  • Removal of clinically benign lesions on cosmetic grounds
  • Treatment of skin lesions that require the use of cryotherapy, cautery, or curettage
  • Lesions on penis, ear, in oral cavity (e.g., mucoceles), anal (e.g., piles, skin tags), lip, eye, labia (e.g., Bartholin cyst).

Ultimately, the decision for having the procedure lies with the clinician who will assess you before any procedure is performed. If you feel you meet any of the criteria and would like to be assessed for possible minor surgery, please contact the surgery for an appointment using our website online request form or please telephone 01502 526060.