Like the name suggest, minor surgery involve cutting or stitching tissue as a treatment. Some minor surgery also include lasers, ultracision instead of cutting. Overall, surgery is a broad scope of practice and involve all different methods of treatment. Minor surgery is defined as a surgical procedure that does not use anesthesia or respiratory assistance. On the other hand, a major surgery is defined as a surgical procedure that involves the use of anesthesia or respiratory assistance.
Below is a list of conditions that can be resolved with minor surgery
Skin tags/Skin Biopsy
Incision and Drainage of an Abscess
Warts (Verruca) destruction treatment
Biopsy of growths
Benign skin naevi
Penile & vaginal warts
Hemorrhoids excision treatment
In-growing toe nails
Pre-cancerous and cancerous skin lesions
Laceration and Incision Repair of Skin & Soft Tissue
Leg vein treatment
Trigger point injections
Anal Fissure/Lateral Sphicterotomy
Pilonidal Cyst and Abscess
Dorsal Slit for Phimosis
Breast Biopsy/Endometrial Biopsy Sample
Vulvar Biopsy/ Cervical Polyps
Cervical Loop Excision Biopsy
Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology and Biopsy
Foreign Body Removel from skin and soft tissue and many more conditions…
Although minor surgery does not use anaesthesia, sometimes a local anapestic is used such as lidocaine. After the local anaesthesia is used, the rest of the procedure is pain free.
Dr. Paul’s clinic offer many minor surgery procedures that are fast and painless. Typical minor surgery will only take between 10 to 20 minutes, but it does depend on the nature of the condition. In some cases, you might need to come in two or more times to complete the surgery.