Day Surgery FAQ
Does having a biopsy hurt?
It can be a little uncomfortable, however, the consultant will ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. It only takes a few minutes to perform the test.
How long does it take to get my test results?
Your histopathology results are usually available within 5 days. Your consultant will go over your results in details at the time of your appointment. A copy of the results will also be sent to you.
How much does it cost?
The cost will vary depend on the procedure you are having. Our team will discuss this with you prior to your treatment. More information.
Where will my procedures take place?
Your procedures under local anaesthetic will be carried out within our day surgery unit, located inside the clinic itself.
Do I need to come back to remove my stitches?
Following your procedure, our team will book a future appointment for you to have your sutures removed. This depends on the procedure you are having and your consultant will discuss this with you prior to your treatment.
What do I do if I notice changes in my wound?
Although wound infection is rare, you should still be aware of any changes to your wound site and its surrounding areas. Some tenderness, redness and swelling is normal after skin surgery. If you experience ongoing redness, pain, swelling, or oozing or you develop a fever we urge you to contact the clinic immediately.
When can I remove my wound dressing?
We will arrange an appointment post-surgery with your consultant to remove your wound dressing. We advise you to not change or disturb the dressing until advised by a clinician.
When can I resume my activities?
Avoid swimming or other activities where the treatment area is immersed in water until the sutures have been removed and for longer if required. We highly recommend avoiding strenuous exercises or activity that would significantly stretch the wound.