Minor Surgery and Procedures
in GP Clinic
We understand there is a lot of anxiety just before going for a surgery, even if it is a minor surgery.
What is the meaning of minor surgery?
Minor surgical procedures are short surgeries that can be applied for management of superficial skin injuries or infection and can be safely performed in an office setting, usually with the use of local anaesthesia, without requiring postoperative observation or hospitalization.
Can minor surgery be done in GP?
Depending on the minor surgery involved, some general practitioners have the adequate infrastructure, instruments and equipment, and also the necessary skills needed for performing a minor surgery in a clinic setting.
What are common minor office surgeries?
Some common minor clinic surgeries would include stitching up cuts, treating burns, removal of stuck objects, ingrown toenail removal, drainage of small pus collections and removal of superficial skin lumps. More on this will be elaborated below.
How long does minor surgery take?
First the assessment by the doctor would be to decide whether the minor surgical procedure is necessary and whether it can indeed be performed in a clinic setting. Based on the clinical assessment and the necessary minor surgery to be done, it could range from 15 min to about an hour depending on how complex the surgery is, but it does not last much longer than that.
How do I know if I have to visit the doctor for a minor surgery?
Here are some comprehensive resources to refer to, with some simple tips to figure out what is going on. We aim to expand this library resource to help you decide if you can manage minor accidents at home as much as possible and know when to consult a doctor for further advice. If you need more help, remember to check out our Services just below!
Do I Need Stitches For My Cut? When To See GP Or Go Hospital?
My doctor just told me I have a skin abscess? What is going to happen now?
We can help you with EMERGENCY procedures that do not need to be treated in hospital
No one wants to go to the hospital accident and emergency. Using our advanced surgical system, with appropriate wound care and dressings, we can treat most bleeding cuts and wounds, burns, stuck objects in clinic, saving you a trip to the emergency department.
Common Emergency Procedures
Here are a few common minor surgery procedures below that we can help you with.
We can treat skin infections surgically if needed.
We always try to treat infections with medicine first, but sometimes, surgery may be needed. We use our advanced surgical system in clinic to help you with this. Furthermore, most patients are scared of surgery because of the potential pain. Rest assured we have surgical and anaesthesia techniques to reduce the pain during any surgical procedure.
Common Skin Infections
Here are a few common causes of skin infections that might need minor surgery.
We can remove most skin lumps in clinic.
Using our surgical system in clinic, we can surgically remove these lumps, with minimal pain and discomfort to optimise your recovery time.
Common Skin Lumps
Here are a few common types of skin lumps that can be removed in a GP clinic.
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Dr Lee Joon Loong
Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine
Designated Workplace Doctor (CAW)
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Dr Lee is in Clinic on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Dr Lee’s surgical procedure days are on Tuesday and Thursday
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