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Minor Surgery | Healthcare Professionals | LivingCare Medical Services

Minor Surgery

LivingCare provides an open access, community located minor surgery service which reduces the number of patients who have to attend hospital for a minor surgery procedure. All procedures are carried out by GPwSI and are supported by a fully trained nurse. Our minor surgery service is in accordance with the specification issued by NHS Leeds.

The service is listed on Choose and Book as:

Direct Access Community Minor Surgery - Living Care Health Services

Conditions Treated:

  • All general procedures and minor lesions.
  • Injection of joints.
  • Treatment of sebaceous cysts and lipoma.
  • Excision of toe nails.
  • Skin lesions.
  • Excision skin lesions on head neck/axilla.
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Treatment of ganglions performed if there is the relevant expertise.

Procedures Performed:

  • Removal of skin lesions.
  • Joint injections.
  • Punch biopsies.
  • Wedge excision of toenails.

Exclusions:

  • Procedures requiring general anaesthetic.
  • Urgent pigmented lesions.
  • Facial lesions on young patients.
  • Cosmetic surgery.

(Should your patient want a procedure which is classed as cosmetic, LivingCare can also provide private Dermatology/Minor Surgery consultations, based at Thorpe Park Clinic, where cosmetic procedures can be dealt with)

Service Notes:

Procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic during the appointment

Consultants:

Dr G O’Hare

Dr R Selvarjian

The waiting list for this service is currently:

4 weeks

Please also find below a download of our referral form should you rather not use Choose and Book.

To refer your patients via our website referral system, please click here.