We offer a well-established private minor skin surgery service for the removal of various inconvenient or unsightly skin lesions for over 16s.
The surgery is performed by a team of highly experienced GPs who have additional specialist training and experience in dermatology/surgery.
The lesions that can be removed as part of this service include:
- Skin tags.
More information on the removal of these lesions can be found in our patient leaflet.
GP Care offers this service from 9 clinic locations across Gloucestershire and the wider Bristol area, all of which are at established GP surgeries with good access and free parking.
Private minor surgery pricing is detailed below. We provide a one-stop appointment which includes a consultation and removal of the lesion, however, we do provide the option for a separate consultation if you prefer.
Separate Consultation – appointment to discuss your lesion(s) with our specialist GPs
Consultation and removal of a single skin tag (no histology included)
Consultation and removal of small to medium sized lesion such as skin tag(s), mole, lipoma, cyst etc.
Consultation and removal of larger or deeper lesion
Full payment will be taken at the time of the booking
Should your lesion be identified as too large/deep to remove in the above appointment slots, our team will be able to provide you with a price for the procedure.
If you have a one-stop appointment but decide not to go ahead with removing the lesion after your consultation with the GP, we will refund you the surgical cost of the procedure meaning you would only pay the £95 consultation fee.
Please note that our clinicians who perform minor surgery are highly experienced GPs NOT consultants or plastic surgeons, so if you are hoping to claim the cost of your procedure back from private insurance, please check with your insurance company before booking.
Booking an appointment
To make a booking, or for further information, please call GP Care on 0333 332 2107 or alternatively email us at GPCare.Minor-Surgery@nhs.net, providing a telephone contact number.
Consider which clinic location you would like to attend for your surgery and let the team know at the time of booking.
You will be asked to provide an up-to-date picture of your lesion(s) which needs to show the size and location clearly (It is useful to place a ruler or measuring tape next to the lesion whilst taking the photograph).
Some cysts and lipomas require an ultrasound examination prior to removal and you may be asked to arrange this with your GP prior to your appointment.
Our dedicated service team is available Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm.
The majority of lesions we remove are harmless and generally no longer removed on the NHS. However, we would encourage all patients to check with their GPs prior to paying for a private service as certain lesions, including those that may be cancerous, are still covered by the NHS.