Our medical practitioners perform minor surgical procedures.
The more common procedures include:
- Biopsy of Skin Lesions
- Excision of Skin Lesions and Cysts
- Wedge Resection of Ingrown Toenails
- Insertion and Removal of Implanon
- Iron Infusions
- Wound Management
You are required to see the doctor for assessment prior to booking this type of appointment.
When booking for any procedure, please advise our reception staff. You will need at least a 30 minute to an hour with the doctor and the nurse.
Skin lesions are sent to pathology for testing and may take up to a week for the result. All procedures performed at gp on beaufort incur a fee. The usual practice is to return for results and removal of your stitches and payment will be required on the day.
Suturing of cuts and lacerations and treating fractures are usually an emergency procedure. It is best to telephone ahead, if you can, to let us know that you have had an accident and need to see a doctor. Sometimes we will have you see or speak with our nurse who is trained to assess the situation and decide on the best course of action. In some cases, you may be advised to go straight to the Emergency Department at one of the major hospitals.
Any accidents at a workplace that require treatment will be charged to the patient. If the incident becomes a Worker's Compensation Claim, the patient will be responsible for the payment of all accounts until such time as we receive from the workplace or insurer a letter clearly stating that liability for the claim has been accepted. Upon receipt of such a letter any future accounts can be forwarded directly to the insurer or workplace. If you have any questions, please ask to speak with the Practice Manager.