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At Doctor Now our minor surgery clinics are led by Dr Mia Murray MA MB BS MRCS MRCGP. Dr Murray worked in a wide range of surgical specialities before converting to General Practice in 2003. She has extensive experience of performing minor surgery in general practice over many years and regularly teaches on minor surgery courses for The Royal College of General Practitioners.

Procedures offered at Doctor Now play a crucial role in addressing a variety of medical conditions promptly and effectively. These procedures encompass a broad spectrum, including but not limited to:

  • Seborrhoeic Keratosis – These are benign growths caused by a build-up of skin cells. They are often pigmented and often look ‘stuck-on’, a bit like barnacles. Some people will have only few seborrhoeic keratoses, while others will have many. They are not infectious and do not become skin cancer.
  • Skin tags – Small, soft, skin-coloured growths that hang off the skin. They are very common, harmless, and can vary in colour and size – from a few millimetres up to 5cm wide. Skin tags are usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts.
  • Intradermal Naevi – Raised skin-coloured lesions that develop from the end of childhood onwards and can appear anytime during adulthood.
  • Junctional or Compound Naevi (benign pigmented lesions) – These can be flat (junctional) or raised (compound) and are brown in colour. They can be present at birth or develop during late childhood and adulthood. Any new lesions appearing during adulthood need to be monitored and checked.
  • Dermatofibroma – Harmless skin lesions that are skin coloured and can occur at any age. They tend to feel firm and rubbery.
  • Keratin Horn – A rough, horny plug that often appears in sun-exposed areas. It is often benign but can sometimes have a skin cancer at its base, so it needs to be assessed by a doctor.
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma – A type of skin cancer and is sometimes known as a ‘rodent ulcer’. They tend to occur in sun-exposed areas and they need to be assessed by a doctor.
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  • Epidermoid and pilar cysts – These are overgrowths of skin cells held together in a little sac. They can increase in size and can become infected.
  • Ingrown toenail – This is when you toenail curves into your toe and it can look red and swollen and be painful. It can sometimes get infected and develop a pus discharge.

Please note that patients taking anticoagulants cannot be treated in our Minor Surgery Clinic.

To book a 20-minute minor surgery consultation with Dr Murray to discuss diagnosis, treatment options and consent, please call us on 01494 410888.