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Minor Skin Surgery

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Expert & Careful Minor Skin Surgery

Your Prime Health Partners minor skin surgery consultation will be with a doctor who will assess your condition and determine the most appropriate form of treatment. The consultation fee is included if you decide to proceed with a procedure offered.

We offer a range of safe skin procedures including cryotherapy (freezing of skin lesions), electrosurgery with hyfrecation (surgery using small electric current to heat up tissue), and surgical excision (removal of tissue).

Effective local anaesthetic is used to numb the local skin area only, meaning a quick pain free procedure with no need for down time afterwards.

We provide detailed wound care advice to minimise scarring and follow up appointments are offered for wound review and removal of any skin sutures.

Dr Entikabi has over 15 years of skin surgery experience in the NHS and in private practice, with a gentle touch and great cosmetic outcomes.

With his surgical training and experience before general practice he offers an even wider range of procedures if needed; such as, surgical treatment of ingrown toe nail, steroid injections for alopecia or joint/tendon injections for arthritis/inflammation.

During your consultation, Dr Entikabi will be able to answer any questions you may have about your skin complaint and give you personalised treatment advice.

If it’s suitable for treatment he will be able to carry out the procedure in-clinic, usually at the same or following appointment.

Below are some of the common examples of the skin lesions we treat. However, if you would like to request a free video assessment for your specific issue please fill out the contact form and one of our team will be happy to arrange this for you.

Milia removal: Milia are small white cysts that are caused by the build-up of keratin and are not to be mistaken for acne. It’s important to speak to an expert to get the correct diagnosis for your condition before considering treatment. There are a variety of treatment options to remove Milia depending on the type, location and number of Milia that need removing.

Minor skin surgery Milia
Moles Minor Skin Surgery

Mole removal: Moles are a common type of skin growth which are often small, dark brown spots or marks on the skin.
They are caused by clusters of melanocytes (the cells in the body in charge of normal skin colour). Most moles are harmless. Rarely, they become cancerous. Being aware of changes in your moles is important to detecting skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma.
If you are concerned about a mole or if you would like to have a mole removed for aesthetic reasons, there are a variety of treatment options available. Our expert doctor will discuss all of these options with you during your consultation.

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Cyst Removal: A cyst is a round, dome-shaped lump on the skin, filled with fluid, air or a semi-solid material. Cysts may resolve on their own, however if you have a cysts that has not resolved itself you may need minor skin surgery to remove it. Once your cyst has been inspected and approved for removal, the process is usually very straight forward. The area is treated with a local anaesthetic, then a slight incision is made and the cyst is extracted.

minor skin surgery cysts
Minor skin Surgery skin tags

Skin tag removal: Skin tags are smooth, soft, skin-coloured skin lesions that are usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, under the breasts and on eyelids, and consist of loose collagen (protein) fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin. These benign growths are usually painless, however, depending on the location they  may become uncomfortable. There are several minor skin surgery techniques available to remove skin tags including excision and cryotherapy.

Warts and verruca removal: Warts and verrucas are extremely common, with most people being affected at some point in their life.
They are usually small, rough, hard growths on the skin. With verrucas appearing on the feet. While warts do not cause you any harm, some people find them itchy, painful or embarrassing. Verrucas are more likely to be painful. These skin growths can be removed quickly and safely using a number of different procedures; from laser removal or cryotherapy, to excision removal.

Minor skin surgery warts and verruca
minor skin surgery lipoma

Lipoma Removal: Lipomas are benign lumps made of fat tissue.
They are soft and movable to touch and are usually painless. Lipomas can vary in size but they tend to be no larger than 5cm. It is quite possible to live with a lipoma and never even notice it. This is determined by its location and size, as it may cause discomfort or embarrassment in certain areas of the face and body. Once your Lipoma has been inspected and approved for removal our expert doctor can perform minor skin surgery to safely remove it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Minor Surgery generally refers to minimally invasive medical treatments used for the removal of unwanted growths, swellings or abnormal structures for improved health, comfort and aesthetics that do not require major surgical techniques and can be performed using local anaesthetic.

GPs must be accredited to perform minor surgery at established skill levels.

At Prime Health Partners, you can access the specialist skills of Dr Farzad Entikabi to have minor skin surgery performed with precision.

With his prior surgical experience, he can provide an expanded range of services including,

  • Surgical excisions (removal of tissue)
  • Cryotherapy (freezing of skin lesions)
  • Electrosurgerywith hyfrecation (surgery using small electric current to heat up tissue)
  • Surgical treatment of ingrown toenails
  • Steroid injections
  • Anti-inflammatory joint/ tendon injections

Healing time for minor surgical skin procedures can vary.

For Excisions, typically used for the removal of moles, the healing period is around 7 to 10 days. Following the procedure there may be slight redness before returning back to your normal appearance or a small white flat mark at the site.

Following Cryotherapy, it is normal to develop redness with slight tenderness at the treated area in the first 24 hours. This should settle within 4-7 days.

Healing time for Electrosurgery depends on the wound’s depth, size, and location – typically about 1-2 weeks.

Treatment is performed with a local anaesthetic, ensuring that you experience no pain during the process.

Afterward and while recovering, there may be some slight discomfort at the area of wound healing, this can easily be alleviated by over-the-counter medication advised to you by the doctor.

At Prime Health Partners we also provide detailed guidance for proper wound care as well as follow-up appointments to evaluate healing progress and remove any skin sutures, if necessary.

Following minor surgery, you can expect the area to heal with some possible scarring, but this will be much less visible than your previous skin complaint.

With proper aftercare of the wound there should be minimal scarring. And over time the scar will fade even further.

Farzad Entikabi, Team, Private GP London


Founder and Medical Director

Dr Entikabi graduated from Guys’, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School. He is a dual member by assessment of the Royal College of General Practitioners and Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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