Minor Procedures

Minimal incisions are a characteristic of minor surgical procedures. Typically, minor procedures are indicated to treat conditions that are not severe or don’t require a hospital stay. Typically, minor procedures can be completed in a short amount of time. Risks associated with minor procedures are also low. We are geared to do minor procedures in the rooms under local anaesthetic. This includes excision and repair of suspicious skin lesions and suturing of lacerations due to trauma etc.

Skin Lesions

A skin lesion is a growth or appearance that is abnormal in comparison to the surrounding skin. This growth can be benign or cancerous. Excision of a skin lesion is performed to remove the affected skin as well as some healthy tissue surrounding it. The most prevalent type of excision is an elliptical one. This typically reduces tension on the wound and orients the scar in a direction that is less noticeable to the eye.

During this minor procedure, a local anaesthetic injection will quickly numb the affected area of the skin. We will then cut around the growth to remove it with minimal damage. If necessary, a skin sample will be sent to a pathology lab for further testing and diagnosis. If a significant or large area of skin is removed, it may be replaced with a skin graft or flap of healthy skin.


We are equipped to clean and dress minor injuries in rooms. In most cases, sutures are used to close wounds such as cuts or lacerations. This is commonly referred to as “stitching. Injuries such as falls or slips commonly result in minor open wounds that may need stitches. If the patient has significant damage, however, they may need to be referred to a specialist.


1Are minor procedures painful?
Generally, minor procedures are not altogether painful but may cause discomfort for some. Local anaesthetic is usually utilised.
2Are minor procedures safe?
At GB Medical, we are well-equipped to perform minor surgeries in rooms. These procedures carry little risk, but the appropriate medication will be prescribed to prevent infection if necessary.
3How long does it take?
Minor procedures are typically short and can be done in the doctor’s rooms within a matter of minutes. This, however, will vary depending on the type of procedure.