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Minor Surgery (inter-practice)

If your GP practice doesn’t provide an in-house Minor Surgery Service, they can refer you to a GP Practice that has signed up to provide this service on their behalf.

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  • Nail ablation / removal
  • Ring pessary fitting
  • Aspiration of joint bursa
  • Tear duct syringing
  • Injection of a therapeutic substance into a joint / soft tissue
  • Aspiration of hydrocele                                                         
  • Ganglions which interfere with joint function
  • Incision and curettage of a Meibomian cyst
  • Hormone Implant
  • Removal of hormone implant             
  • Nasal cautery for epistaxis                        
  • Vasectomy             


  • Diagnostic incisional / punch skin biopsy of benign condition* (excluding face and neck)
  • Complete excision of benign lump/ cyst/ skin lesion* (excluding face and neck)

Please note this service is intended for routine referral of benign skin lesions where there is clinical justification to support excision as outlined in the CCG Service Restriction Policies

* Lesions included in this service restriction policy and where there may be clinical justification to excise the lesion include sebaceous cysts (epidermal or pilar), benign pigmented moles, fibro epithelial polyps, Seborroeic keratoses (basal cell papillomata), Warts, Lipoma, Giant Comedones and Neurofibromata.                 


The referrals are sent via e-Referral Service and triaged by two clinicians:

Dr Kim Gerlis

Dr Ken Menon


Venues: Limes Medical Centre, Epping, CM16 6TL 

Venues: Ongar Health Centre, Ongar, CM5 0AL

Venues: Church Langley Medical Practice, Harlow, CM17 9TG

Venues: Kings Medical Centre, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5LP

The treating GP practice co-ordinates all appointments and all post-surgery care.

Please see the map below.

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