North West Diagnostic and Treatment Services

Minor Surgery

These are surgical procedures performed under local aneasthetic, they can include the removal of suspicious moles or skin lesions, skin tags or warts.

The minor surgery clinics are led by Dr L Dumitru, GP, Sister Lesley Richardson and Sister Karen Birkhead.

Clinics are usually held on alternate Tuesday's of the month and most Wednesday's, between 9.20am & 12.00pm at Manor House Glossop.

Referrals are accepted for the following types of minor surgery:                                                               

  • Most forms of local anaesthetic surgery
  • Removal of lumps - cyst, lipoma, foreign body
  • Excision of lesion - mole, pyogenic granuloma
  • Punch biopsy or shave excision to aid diagnosis 

Referrals will NOT be accepted for:

  • Lesions larger than a golf ball
  • Melanoma or SCC 
  • Lesions requiring urgent surgery - e.g. an abcess
  • Lesions in the "T-zone" ("T-zone is defined as any part within 1cm of the edges of the eyelids, lips or nose)
  • Varicose Veins, Vasectomy or Viral Warts 

These procedures should be referred to hospital in the usual manner.

Referrals are accepted from all primary and secondary health care professionals in Tameside and Glossop. Referrals are also accepted from Dr Tim Kingston, Consultant Dermatologist.

Referring health care professionals should complete a servicereferral form and e-mail to: -

Urgent referrals should be clearly marked URGENT.

All referrals are reviewed by Dr Guy Wilkinson or Dr Leonard Dumitru and arrangements are made for the patient to be booked into the minor surgery clinic as appropriate dependent on their clinical need.

Patients are informed of their appointment by post or telephone call.

The Minor Surgery Service offers a short wait for consultation and surgery. All tissue removed by Minor Surgery is sent routinely for histology. Referring health care professionals are listed as copy recipients of the histology report. This report usually takes between 4-6 weeks.