Minor Surgery

Minor Surgery

Mole Removal

Moles are small coloured spots on the skin made up of cells called melanocytes, which produce the colour (pigment) in your skin. Most moles are completely harmless. However, they may be unsightly and affect your confidence.These moles can be surgically treated, although it can be expensive. While most moles are benign (non-cancerous), in rare cases they can develop into melanoma. Melanoma is a serious and aggressive form of skin cancer. Read More...

Cyst Removal

Cysts are non-cancerous lumps that can appear in many different parts of the body, both internally and externally. Procedures used to remove cysts will depend on the nature of the cyst and its location in the body. We will examine the cysts and discuss the most appropriate treatment options with you. Your treatment will be as non-invasive as possible – internal cysts will be removed using the latest surgical advances meaning little or no scarring and quick recovery.

Hayfever

Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen. Common hay fever symptoms are a runny, itchy and/or blocked nose, sneezing and itchy eyes. Common treatments are an antihistamine nasal spray or medicine, and/or a steroid nasal spray. Other treatments are sometimes used if these common treatments do not work so well. The commonly used hay fever treatment options are: antihistamine nasal sprays, antihistamine tablets, steroid nasal sprays, and eye drops. If your hay fever symptoms are not controlled on the medication that you are taking after 2-4 weeks, you should discuss this with your doctor. You may need to try a different treatment or add in another treatment. If you are taking hay fever medication regularly and your hay fever is well controlled on your current treatment, you should continue this treatment until the end of the pollen season.

Skin Lesions

Skin lesions are lumps or bumps on your skin, such as moles, cysts, warts or skin tags. They can be removed from your skin using chemical and surgical procedures. Most skin lesions don't cause serious problems, but you may want to have them removed for practical or cosmetic reasons. There are different methods to remove skin lesions – the type of procedure you have will depend on the type of skin lesion you have. Some can be treated with non-surgical procedures. Larger skin lesions or ones that needs a precise removal may need to be surgically removed. The lesion that is removed will be sent to a laboratory for testing to determine the type of cells and if these are benign or cancerous.

Abcesses

Abscesses can be treated in a number of different ways, depending on the type of abscess and how large it is. Some small skin abscesses may drain naturally and get better without the need for treatment. Applying heat in the form of a warm compress, such as a warm flannel, may help reduce any swelling and speed up healing. For larger or persistent skin abscesses, treatment may be required. The main treatment options include Antibiotics, a drainage procedure & surgery.

Wart Treatment

Warts usually clear up without treatment. However, it can take up to two years for the virus to leave your system and the warts to disappear. There are a number of treatments available for warts. However, no single treatment is 100% effective, and the wart may return. The aim of treatment is to remove the wart without it returning and without leaving any scarring. Treatments include salicylic acid, cryotherapy, duct tape & chemical treatments.

Substance Abuse

Drug and alcohol misuse is a complex issue. While the number of people with a serious problem is relatively small, someone's substance misuse and dependency affects everybody around them. Read More...

In-Grown Toenails

An ingrowing toenail is a common condition which may cause discomfort or become infected. Various treatments can be given by a doctor or a person qualified to diagnose and treat foot disorders (a chiropodist). See us if you have symptoms of infection around the nail, particularly if you have diabetes, a poor immune system or other foot problems.
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Diabetes/Respiratory Problems

As well as making lifestyle changes, people with diabetes often need additional treatments such as medication to control their diabetes, blood pressure and blood fats. This section helps to explain more about some of the more common treatments for people with diabetes.
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Sleeping problems

We offer assessments for snoring and sleep apnea, and treatments for insomnia & sleep disturbia.
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