We offer a range of minor operations. Removal of such lesons is generally no longer available on the NHS. Recent changes in local NHS commissioning means that many CCG’s (Clinical Commissioning Groups) no longer fund minor surgery procedures for cases where it is not clinically essential e.g. for benign conditions such as skin tags, benign moles, sebaceous cysts, warts etc.
As we have run a fully accredited NHS service for many years we are able to offer the same high quality, low cost minor operations service to non-registered patients on a private ( i.e. self-paying ) basis. Patients may either self refer, or be referred via their GP.
These procedures are carried out in accordance with best practice by a highly experienced GP. During a consultation the GP will explain the procedure and possible risks so you can make an informed decision whether you want to proceed. During this time you can ask any questions you have. Following this you have the right to decline the treatment. At no time will you be pressured into any decision.
All of our GPs who provide this service are very experienced clinicians with a wealth of knowledge in this area of work. They have all undergone specialist training that is relevant to this area of clinical practice.
The clinicians regularly audit their minor operations performance and the post operation complication rate. This has been consistently below the national average.
Injectable corticosteroid or “steroid injections” commonly called “cortisone,” have been used by orthopaedic professionals since the early 1950s for a variety of painful conditions including tendinitis and arthritis. Cortisone is naturally produced in the body by the adrenal gland and released when the body is under stress. Injectable cortisone is synthetically produced and is similar to the body’s own product. They reduce inflammation and thereby reduce pain enabling return to pain free activities.
Cortisone is not a pain-relieving medication, however, it reduces the inflammation in and
around the area of the injection, reducing pain and thereby improving the movement of the joint. By injecting the medicine directly into the inflamed area, such as a wrist, elbow or shoulder joint, high concentrations of cortisone can be administered with minimal side effects.
These services can be accessed without the need for a GP referral. However if your GP has assessed you and feels injection therapy would be suitable for you, then the private fee is reduced, as the consultation time will be shorter if you have been pre assessed. Please see the price list for details.
Initial consultation (10 minutes)
Carpal tunnel injections / injections into muscle
Excision of skin tags (includes pathology at £70)
Aspiration of non symptomatic ganglia
Seborrhoeic wart removal (includes pathology at £70)
Joint injections - GP referred
Joint injections - self referral
Excision for lipoma removal (includes pathology at £104 but extra large ones will be charged at a higher rate
Excision of Sebaceous cyst
Small benign skin lesions
Priced at the initial consultation
(Please note that the price for multiple tags is for tags on the same body part. Any tags on a separate area will incur another charge at the discretion of the GP)
We cannot remove lipomas or sebaceous cysts that are above 5cm.
If following the initial consultation, you decide to book for any of the procedures above, then the £30 initial consultation charge will be removed from the above advertised cost of the procedure.
Prices include all consulting and surgical facilities and consumables including the surgical treatment room, surgical instrumentation, local anaesthetic, pathology, dressings, biopsy assessment of leisons where appropriate and follow up letter.
Following any minor operation specimens will be sent for pathological examination by an accredited laboratory.
Please note that all appointments are pre payable.