The Nelson Medical Practice

Kingston Road, London, SW20 8DA

South West London CCG Member Practice

111 Out of hours
GP services only, call: 020 3826 0826
All other Health Centre Services, call: 0203 668 3300
GP services only
email address: swlccg.enquiriesnelson@nhs.net

Minor surgery

The Practice offers our NHS patients minor operations (minor surgery) in the comfort and convenience of your local Practice setting, if you and your doctor agree that this would be beneficial for you.

We are able to offer:

  • Suture removal
  • Steroid injections (shoulder, knee, wrist, trigger finger, DeQuervains, tendonitis, epicondylitis, plantar fasciitis)
  • Drainage of abscesses and dressing
  • Symptomatic sebaceous cyst with low priority approval
  • Symptomatic skin tags with low priority approval
  • Symptomatic seborrhoic warts with low priority approval

We use sterile single-use instruments and follow aseptic techniques to ensure the lowest possible risk of infection.

Before you consider minor surgery you must consider the risk of having minor surgery including:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Failure of procedure – the procedure may not work to resolve your problem
  • Recurrence of problem – Your problem may recur in the future

There will be other risk depending on the exact procedure that you are undertaking and your doctor will discuss this with you in more detail.