LEVIN FAMILY HEALTH - Open 1st August 2023

Minor Surgery / Liquid Nitrogen

Minor Surgery

Our Minor Surgical Team can perform a range of small surgical services such as punch biopsies and the removal of small skin lesions. 

A skin biopsy is performed to take a sample of a skin rash or skin lesion. The sample is then sent to the laboratory for testing using a variety of staining and microscopic techniques.

The procedures used may be:

  • A small biopsy where a small incision is made. This biopsy may involve taking part of the skin or removing a complete skin lesion (excision biopsy).

  • Punch biopsy, which involves taking a small disc of skin using a special biopsy instrument.

  • Shave biopsy, which involves removal of superficial skin blemishes (for example, skin tags).

Liquid Nitrogen

Liquid nitrogen is the most common and effective cryogen for clinical use, see Fees for costs related to this service.

Liquid Nitrogen is used on benign lesions for various treatments including: