Minor Procedures

Our practice has two modern purpose designed treatment rooms, along with nursing staff, equipment, sterilisation facilities and a stock of consumable items.  Many of our doctors are also skilled and experienced in the performance of a number of minor procedures.  This offers our patients more convenience and less cost and reduces the burden on our local specialists and health facilities.  Procedures offered by our doctors include:

  • Contraception:
    • Vasectomy (click for more information)
    • Mirena™ and copper IUD insertion and removal
    • Implanon™ insertion and removal
  • Skin surgery:
    • Removal of suspected skin cancers
    • Punch biopsy of suspected skin cancers
    • Flaps and skin grafts
    • Removal of cysts
    • Removal of superficial lipomas
    • Cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen) of sun damaged skin and warts
  • Musculoskeletal:
    • Excision of some ganglions
    • Ultrasound-guided injections
    • Ultrasound-guided lavage and aspiration of calcific tendinosis (calcium inclusions within a tendon)
  • Iron Infusions – for the intravenous treatment of low iron stores
  • Venesections – the process of draining blood from the circulatory system for the treatment of blood disorders such as haemochromatosis
  • Circumcision – offered by Dr Gildenhuys for babies under 3 months of age