At CHC Medical, our doctors and nurses can perform minor procedures in our fully equipped treatment rooms.

Our patients appreciate the convenience of booking a treatment at a time that suits them and a quick return to their home or work.

All procedures are undertaken with the best equipment, sterilisation practices and protocols. Your doctor and nurse will take care in explaining the character of your procedure and any follow-on treatment required.

  • Procedures performed include, but are not limited, to:
    • Excision of skin cancers
    • Skin biopsy
    • Excision of cyst
    • Ingrown toenails
    • Incision and drainage of abscesses
    • Triage and suturing of lacerations
    • Removal of foreign bodies
    • Implanon insertion and removal
  • Other services:
    • Pathology collection
    • ECGs
    • 24hr BP machine
    • Chronic Disease management eg Diabetes, Asthma, Osteoarthritis, Ischaemic Heart disease, Osteoporosis
    • Cyrotherapy
    • Pain management
    • Triage and suturing of lacerations

CHC Medical has many dedicated procedure rooms where minor surgical procedures can be performed. Our doctors can also use cryotherapy for the removal of warts, sun spots and skin tags. The procedure involves using liquid nitrogen to freeze the targeted area. The benefit of such treatment is that it doesn’t usually require a local anaesthetic and produces cosmetically superior results.

Skin Biopsy

  • A biopsy is sometimes performed if a lesion appears unusual or suspicious. A small part of the lesion (2-3mm diameter) will be removed under local anaesthetic for study by a pathologist to help make the diagnosis.
  • Most biopsies do not require stitches and will normally be covered by a band-aid or dressing. If the biopsy is positive for skin cancer, then it may require further treatment.

Excision

  • An excision is the complete removal of a suspicious lesion or skin cancer. The doctor will perform the excision in our procedure room under local anaesthetic. The lesion that is removed will be sent to a pathologist for further examination.
  • Once the lesion is removed the doctor will insert some stitches to close the wound and a dressing will be applied. You may need to return to our clinic to have the stitches removed in a week or two depending on the area treated. Our Doctors and Nurses also provide high-quality care for all simple and complex wounds.
  • Please speak to your GP for further details and information.
  • Each clinic is fully accredited and complies with Australian standards and regulations.

At CHC Medical, we strive for practical communication, systemisation and teamwork to allow our doctors to coordinate the best care for you.  We have a comprehensive referral network of Specialist and Allied Health Professionals to assist with your coordinated care, with a range of providers available.