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Westridge Medical is able to perform minor surgical procedures under local anaesthetic, in our procedure rooms. This minor surgery service is convenient and arranged at a time that suits you and allows a quick return to your home or work.

All minor surgery procedures are undertaken with hospital grade attention to equipment, sterilisation practices and protocols. Westridge Medical takes great care in explaining the details of your procedure to you and any follow-on treatment required. You will be required to sign a consent form confirming your agreement to proceed with the procedure once your doctor has explained the procedure and answered all your questions and provided associated out-of-pocket expenses.

What Minor Surgeries are Performed at Westridge Medical?

Minor surgery procedures performed include, but are not limited to:

  • Excision of skin cancers
  • Skin biopsies
  • Excision of cysts
  • Removal of in-grown toe nails
  • Trigger finger
  • Eliminate spider veins on the legs by Sclerotherapy
  • Incision and drainage of abscesses
  • Triage and suturing (stitching) of lacerations
  • Removing foreign bodies
  • Removal of warts, sun spots and skin tags

Biopsy and Excision Minor Surgery


If you require a Biopsy, a small part of the lesion will be removed under local anaesthetic for study by a pathologist in order to make a diagnosis.

Most biopsies don’t require stitches and will be covered by a dressing.


The complete removal of a suspicious skin cancer or lesion. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic. The lesion is removed and then sent off to a pathologist for further examination.

Once removed you will most likely require stitches to close the wound.