If you would like to arrange an appointment for a minor surgical procedure, please book an initial consultation with one of our doctors to discuss your needs and options. Book online or call our practice on (07) 4128 4563 to speak with our friendly reception team.
What does a minor surgery entail, exactly?
Well, firstly, minor surgical procedures are minimally invasive, which means your recovery time is a lot shorter. We often perform minor surgeries laparoscopically or arthroscopically, which involve making a small incision to insert surgical tools and a small camera into the body. This process results in less tissue damage and a reduced risk of infection for the patient.
If you are having your skin biopsied or a wart removed, for example, this would be considered a superficial procedure. Superficial procedures do not involve penetration of any body cavities and will only require a local anaesthetic to be applied, if necessary.
We perform minor surgeries in our dedicated procedure rooms at Eli Waters Medical Centre. All of our equipment is safe, sterile and handled by our experienced doctors and nurses.
Still have questions? Give us a call on (07) 4128 4563 and speak to our friendly team about any questions or concerns you may have.
A common question we get asked is about the differences between major and minor surgical procedures. This is an important distinction to make, particularly for those who may be weighing up the pros and cons of their treatment options. First, let’s talk about major surgery and how it differs from minor surgery.
Major surgery incurs a higher risk of infection due to its invasive nature. There is more extensive resection involved, which can cause damage to the tissues, and as a result, the recovery period is longer.
Minor surgery will only require us to make small incisions on the body. There is no extensive damage to the tissues, and therefore the risk of infection is reduced. As the patient, you will enjoy a shorter recovery time.