These sessions are held weekly and at the Aldershot centre for health. These appointments can only be booked on the Doctor’s instructions.
We have two highly qualified GPs that do a minor surgeries session two days a week at the Aldershot Centre for Health. To have a minor operations appointment you need to be referred by your GP.
Here are a few tips regarding the Minor Surgery.
Before your operation…
- Before your surgery we will explain exactly what procedure is being done and why.
- You will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the procedure being performed and/or any alternative treatments – including what would result if you decided not to have surgery. Provided you are happy, you will then be asked to sign a consent form.
- Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the expected time of your surgery in order to assist with the smooth running of the clinic.
- It is usually best to arrange for somebody else to bring you to your appointment and take you home afterwards.
- Although it’s unlikely to be a problem, we would not advise travelling unaccompanied by public transport in case you feel unwell afterwards.
- It helps to wear loose fitting clothing. You will not be required to strip off completely and we usually only need to expose the affected part.
- The operation will be conducted under local anaesthetic. That is to say, you will be given an injection with a very fine needle to make the area go numb. You will feel a mild discomfort for a few seconds as the anaesthetic is administered. Thereafter, you will feel no pain at all.
- Apart from a parent accompanying a young child, we are not able to accommodate companions in the minor surgery room but they are welcome to sit in the waiting room whilst you are having your operation.
After your operation…
- You should rest for the remainder of the day.
- Unless we advise otherwise, any dressings should remain dry and intact for 24 to 48 hours. After 24 to 48 hours you may have a shower or bath, provided the wound is dry.