Several forms of minor surgery are available. These include excision ("cutting"), diathermy ("burning") and cryotherapy ("freezing") of skin lesions. As well, insertion and removal of hormone implants such as Implanon rods is performed.
All of these procedures are performed using the highest standards of infection control with all non-disposable instruments sterilized before use. A registered nurse is present at all times to assist the doctor during these procedures.
Sometimes minor surgery is not advised and referral to a specialist surgeon may be recommended.