Minor Surgery

Minor surgery.

We have a fully equipped minor surgery clinic  and we can perform a range of minor surgical proceedures in our clinic.

We use quality disposable surgical equipment to reduce any problems with sterilisation issues.

We provide Minor  procedures under local and regional anaesthetic

We provide the following minor procedures:

Abscess  Drainage
Stitching of wounds in emergencies
Removal of foreign bodies e.g. Timber, glass etc
Skin biopsy to help and confirm the diagnosis of skin lesions
Removal of moles and pigmented lesions
Removal of Sebaceous Cysts
Removal of ingrown toenail
Joint injection e.g Injection of tennis elbow, golfers elbow, arthritis of the knee etc
Insertion and removal of the contraceptive implant
Insertion of hormonal implants used in the treatment of prostate cancer
Removal of skin tags
CryoSurgery: Warts , verrucas and other skin lesions

Prior to these procedures an inital consultation with Dr Chambers is needed. We will ask you to sign a consent prior to the procedure to make sure you understand the nature of the procedure and potential side effects.

Minor procedures are by appointment only except in the case of emergencies

Direct cover is available with VHI, Quinn Healthcare, and Aviva who will pay directly for most of these procedures. Most of these procedures are available free on the medical card. The price list is available at reception.

We ask you to check with your insurer that the procedure is included under your plan.

If you have any queries please call the surgery for advice at 056 7721320.

Cryotherapy is a specialised way of removing skin warts, tags and sunspots. The lesions are removed by using liquid nitrogen that freezes the area. The treatment takes several minutes and involves the doctor spraying the area with liquid nitrogen for seconds using a specialised dispenser. Side effects can include pain, discolouration of the skin, blistering and mild irritation.

All skin lesions and skin biopsies that are surgically  removed are sent to the pathology laboratory in Waterford regional hospital where they are examined under the microscope and a report is sent back to the GP.