Minor surgery

We have a small dedicated theatre where we can perform a range of small surgical services such as punch biopsies and the removal of small skin lesions.

Skin biopsy is performed to take a sample of a skin rash or skin lesion. The sample is then sent to the laboratory for testing using a variety of staining and microscopic techniques.

The procedures used may be:

  • A small biopsy where a small incision is made. This biopsy may involve taking part of the skin or removing a complete skin lesion (excision biopsy).
  • Punch biopsy, which involves taking a small disc of skin using a special biopsy instrument.
  • Shave biopsy, which involves removal of superficial skin blemishes (for example, skin tags).