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Minor Operations

Minor operations and cryo-therapy are offered at the surgery to be undertaken by Dr Sharpe and Dr McKinley. A nurse will sit in to not only assist the doctor but to provide support to the patient. These surgeries take place once a month.

Please make an appointment with the doctor first, as they will need to decide whether it is appropriate to do the minor surgery within the practice or whether you need to have a referral to the hospital.

The following may fall under minor ops;

JOINT INJECTIONS - shoulder, tennis elbow, some wrist/thumb, hips (for trochanteric bursitis), knee, plantar fasciitis & trigger finger

MINOR OPERATIONS - minor (non-suspicious) skin lesions/moles - not on face, simple cysts including on scalp

GP Special Interest Clinics

Salisbury Medical practice runs the area wide Minor Surgery Clinic.Taking referrals for the excision of symptomatic benign skin lesions and also low risk Basal Cell Carcinomas.  It is run by Dr Peter Sharpe with sessions from Dr Jonathan Cooper and Sr Diane Crook.

Dr Sharpe runs the area wide Carpal Tunnel Service operating on about 250 cases a year and also performs about 150 vasectomies a year using the no-scalpel technique.






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