Private Medical Care

Minor Surgery

Local private minor surgery

Many minor surgery procedures are now not covered on the NHS, such as the removal of benign (non-cancerous) skin lesions including cysts, skin tags, and benign moles.

From the NHS
Skin tags and benign (non-cancerous) moles cannot be removed on the NHS, but cancerous moles (melanomas) will always be dealt with urgently on the NHS.

This is explained in much more detail under

It is worth reviewing the principles you should consider before embarking on any cosmetic procedure, see under

NOTE: Skin lesions which are considered to be possible skin cancers will always be referred urgently by your GP practice on the NHS

Most patients choose to have private minor surgery done locally, below are some of the private local providers. This may not be an exhaustive list, nor is it a recommendation of any of these providers.

PRIVATE community minor SURGERY

From Thames Valley Surgical Services
Minor surgery procedures for common skin lesions. Website includes both prices and what procedures the clinic will not do and may need to be done through a hospital based service. Thames Valley Surgical Services | Quality Minor Surgery


Plastic surgeons are the most highly trained in this area, but as a consequence they are often more expensive.

From The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

Looking at the large local private hospitals, you will be able to find a plastic surgeon. Contact details for local private hospitals can be found under

Cosmetic surgery

If the procedure being considered is more complex, then the surgery will likely only be undertaken by a plastic surgeon. See under

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