Minor Surgical Procedures

We can perform minor surgical procedures at a fraction of the cost of visiting a hospital. Appointments at our clinic generally have short waiting periods. Contact us today.

Minor Surgical Procedures

Family Medical Centre is a state of the art clinic and our doctors have the necessary skills, experience and qualifications to perform minor surgeries. Most surgical procedures will be fully covered by health insurance companies – VHI, LAYA, AVIVA and GloHealth.

Family Medical Centre is an after-hours clinic, open until 10pm Monday – Saturday and 9pm on Sunday. Walk-ins and appointments welcome.

All Types Of Skin Lesions

A skin lesion is a part of the skin that has an abnormal growth or appearance compared to the skin around it. The lesions are excised under local anaesthetic using an antiseptic technique, and if necessary is sent for histology to the lab.

Lipoma

A lipoma is a lump under the skin that occurs due to an overgrowth of fat cells. Doctors consider lipomas to be benign tumours, which means that they are non-cancerous growths. However, people may wish to remove a lipoma that causes pain, complications, or other symptoms.

Sebaceous Cysts

These cysts are closed sacs that can be found under the skin

The term “sebaceous cyst” refers to either an epidermoid cyst, which originates from the skin or a pilar cyst, which comes from hair follicles. Sebaceous cysts may be caused by blocked glands or swollen hair follicles in the skin. In some cases, however, cysts can get inflamed and become tender to the touch.

The skin on the area of the cyst may be red and/or warm. Sebaceous cysts can become infected. If the cyst ruptures, it can lead to a boil-like infection, and you will need treatment right away. In most cases, however, no complications or side effects occur after treatment to drain or remove the cysts surgically under local anaesthetic using the antiseptic technique.

Skin Tags

A skin tag is a small, soft, flesh-coloured benign skin growth, often on a stalk.

  • Skin tags are probably the single most common bump on adult skin.

  • Skin tags are harmless but can be an annoying skin problem.

  • Skin tags tend to occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under breasts.

  • A person may have multiple skin tags.

  • They are excised using local anaesthetic and antiseptic technique.

Ingrown Toe Nails

Ingrown toenails occur when the edges or corners of your nails grow into the skin next to the nail. Your big toe is most likely to get an ingrown toenail.

Surgical Treatment
There are different types of surgical treatments for ingrown toenails. Partial nail removal only involves removing the piece of nail that is digging into your skin, The initial surgical approach is typically a partial avulsion of the nail plate known as a wedge resection or a complete removal of the toenail, procedure is performed under local anaesthetic using antiseptic technique dressing is applied and wound is reviewed on regular intervals.

Care Of Wounds

We provide dressing changes and wound care services.

Warts / Verruca

Surgical excision of warts and verruca when required under local anaesthetic and antiseptic technique.

Family Medical Centre provides out of hours gP services - Late Night & Weekend Appointments and Walk-Ins