Minor Surgery

Minor surgeries refer to medical procedures that are relatively simple, generally requiring less time and posing minimal risk compared to major surgeries. These procedures are typically performed in our clinic.

Here are some characteristics of minor surgeries:

Low Complexity

Minor surgeries are less complex and usually involve superficial tissues or structures. They are commonly performed to remove growths, repair superficial wounds, or perform diagnostic procedures like biopsies.

Local Anesthesia

Many minor surgeries are conducted using local anesthesia, which numbs a specific area of the body. General anesthesia is rarely required for these procedures.

Short Duration

These surgeries are typically brief and can often be completed within a short period of time.

Low Risk

As compared to major surgeries, minor surgeries carry fewer risks of complications, though risks still exist and vary depending on the specific procedure and individual health factors.

Some examples of minor surgeries include:

  • Removal of moles, cysts, or skin tags
  • Incision and drainage of abscesses
  • Repair of lacerations or superficial wounds
  • Insertion or removal of small devices like contraceptive implants
  • Diagnostic procedures such as biopsies

While minor surgeries are generally considered safe, patients should follow pre-operative and post-operative instructions provided by their healthcare providers to minimise risks and ensure proper healing. Even though they’re called “minor,” it’s essential to take them seriously and follow the medical advice given to optimise the recovery process.

Contact Singleton Medical Centre and Skin Clinic for further information and to book your consultation.

Minor Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Minor surgeries are generally procedures that are less invasive, have minimal risk, and are often performed on an outpatient basis without the need for an overnight hospital stay. These surgeries usually involve superficial tissues or structures and are of lower complexity compared to major surgeries.

Examples of common minor surgeries include the removal of moles, cysts, or skin tags, repair of superficial wounds or lacerations, incision and drainage of abscesses, insertion

Minor surgeries may involve local anesthesia, which numbs a specific area, or sometimes they can be performed under mild sedation. General anesthesia, which induces unconsciousness, is typically not necessary for minor procedures.

While minor surgeries have fewer risks compared to major surgeries, there are still potential risks, such as infection, bleeding, allergic reactions to anesthesia or medications, and complications related to the specific procedure. These risks vary depending on the individual’s health condition and the type of surgery performed.

Recovery times for minor surgeries vary depending on the type of procedure performed. Some minor surgeries may require minimal downtime, while others might require a few days to a few weeks for complete recovery. It’s essential to follow post-operative instructions provided by the healthcare provider to ensure proper healing.

Yes, many minor surgeries can be performed in a doctor’s office. Our facilities are equipped to handle minor procedures efficiently and safely.

Preparation for minor surgery often involves following instructions provided by your healthcare provider. This may include fasting before the procedure, stopping certain medications, arranging transportation to and from the clinic, and discussing any concerns or questions with your doctor.

It’s important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by your healthcare provider. Contact your doctor if you experience severe pain, excessive bleeding, signs of infection (such as increased redness, swelling, warmth, or drainage from the surgical site), fever, or any other concerning symptoms after the surgery.