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Minor Surgery and Cryotherapy

Minor surgeries are broadly defined as procedures that are carried out under local anaesthesia and are mainly superficial. Minor surgeries may include podiatric procedures as well as debridement of leg ulcers.

In order to make sure we can perform the intervention in primary care, we conduct a full assessment during the first consultation.

Treatments using low temperature are called “cryotherapy” and classically refer to the removal of skin lesions by freezing them applying liquid nitrogen. A wide variety of superficial benign (non-cancerous) lesions can be treated with cryotherapy. It is used most commonly to remove actinic keratosis (an area of sun-damaged skin found predominantly on sun-exposed parts of the body), viral warts, seborrheic keratosis, Bowen’s disease and other benign lesions.

Please note that a first-visit assessment is necessary to ensure a skin lesion is suitable for minor surgery.

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