Our doctors may be able to perform some minor surgery procedures within the practice, and if you wish to discuss the possibility of getting a minor surgical procedure done, you should make an appointment with your usual GP. This initial assessment is necessary to discuss the availability of various procedures, and to decide on the best course of action. Though please be aware that minor surgery for cosmetic reasons only is now discouraged within NHS Lothian.
If, after your initial GP consultation, it has been agreed that minor surgery at the practice is the best way forward, you will be given an appointment when the surgery will take place. This will be with both a doctor and a nurse, and will be in one of the practice treatment rooms.
Before any surgery is done, you will be asked to sign a consent form confirming that the nature and possible complications of the procedure have been fully explained to you.
After the procedure, the nurse will go through any aftercare instructions with you, and you will be given an appointment to return in a few days for the nurse to remove any stitches or check any wounds.