Minor Surgery is becoming increasingly popular nowadays as it has so many benefits for people of all lifestyles.  Minor surgeries range from eye surgery to key hole surgery.

Types of Minor Surgery?

  • Lipoma Removal
  • Cyst Removal
  • Dental Surgery
  • Cataracts Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Contraceptive Implant Removal
  • Excisions
  • Incisions
  • Cryotherapy

Both major and minor surgery should be carefully considered as they both require a certain amount of recovery time and both still hold a risk of infection.  Although with minor surgery that risk is a great deal lower.  Minor surgery is amazing as it means patients can have a procedure completed and return to normal life a lot quicker than you would following major surgery, amongst many other great benefits.

Benefits of Minor Surgery?

  • Low risk of infection
  • Faster recovery time
  • Small incisions
  • Minimal scars
  • No extensive damage to tissues
  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss

Lipoma Removal is a minor surgical procedure that can be completed with a small incision into the skin and then the lipoma is squeezed out from there.  Lipomacyst London specialise in this procedure.  Dr Sadek trained at St Georges Hospital Medical School in London in 2005. He has carried out thousands of surgical procedures with some of the best cosmetic results.  Hence, you can rest assured that your care is in the best hands.  Lipoma Removal is a procedure usually completed under a local anaesthetic to ensure you feel no pain meaning you should be able to go home the same day.  Lipoma Removal Surgery can be performed in approximately 30 minutes.  The risk of infection following Lipoma Removal Surgery is reduced greatly due to it only being a small incision.  Once the lipoma has been completely removed from under the skin, the incision will be meticulously sutured closed with dissolving sutures.

Dental surgery is another type of minor surgery we can do today.  Dental procedures can be carried out under local anaesthetic and can involve anything from tooth removal to surgery of the gums and jaw bone.

Biopsies also come under the minor surgery umbrella as these procedures are usually fairly quick and only take around 15 to 30 minutes to perform.  A biopsy is a medical procedure generally performed by a surgeon.  The process is simply to extract tissues to be examined by the pathology lab to determine the presence or extent of a disease.

An arthroscopic procedure also known as keyhole surgery can be used to assess the level of joint damage without making a large incision.  The procedure is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed on a joint using an arthroscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision through the skin and other soft tissues.  The procedure can also be used to treat a range of joint and cartilage problem.  Again, like most other minor surgeries the recovery time is short and the infection risks a low.

Laparoscopy is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen or pelvis.  It is minimally invasive as it requires only a small incision resulting in being a low risk minor surgical procedure.  Laparoscopy procedure uses an instrument called a laparoscope to look at the abdominal organs.  Laparoscopy is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis using small incisions with the aid of a camera. The laparoscope enables diagnosis or therapeutic interventions to be met with only a few small incisions in the abdomen.

Incisions & Excisions

Excisions generally known as surgical excisions simply means ‘Cut Out’.  Surgical excision is the removal of tissue using a scalpel or other cutting instruments.  It is a procedure commonly used as a skin cancer treatment as it can mean surgically removing lesions and tumours from the skin, this procedure is also known as a shave excision.  Surgical excisions are low risk procedure with minimal healing time and a reduced risk of infection.  Generally, excision wounds take 1 to 3 weeks to heal. If a large area of skin was to be removed, and a skin graft was needed then the healing time may take longer.

Incision is a wound made in surgery by incising the body.  Surgical incision is a cut that is usually made with a scalpel.  The size of the incision would be dependant on the type of minor surgery you are having.  Surgical incisions are usually closed with sutures and with correct aftercare will quickly heal.

So, We can see why minor surgery is becoming increasingly popular in 2021.  It is not only a procedure with a greater reduced risk of infection but also a quicker turn around time from the start of the local anaesthetic to post healed meaning those with busy lives can get back to normal much quicker than you could with major surgery.  Not to mention the fact minor surgery is much less painful too.