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Get rapid access to mole, wart and skin lesion removal surgery at Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital.

Why choose Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital for your skin lesion removal?

At Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital, our experienced cosmetic surgeons regularly perform surgical removals of any unwanted moles, warts and skins lesions. Whether you want surgery for cosmetic reasons or for better health, our consultants are here to help and offer rapid access to treatment.

Depending on the type of lesion and using the guidance of a Consultant, a lesion can be removed in multiple ways. Due to the characteristics of some skin lesions, a sample of the lesion may be taken and sent off for pathology testing. This will be discussed in your consultation with one of our dermatologists and these variable factors can affect the overall cost of treatment.

What happens during excision of skin lesions at Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital?

  • Skin lesions are usually removed under local anaesthetic
  • After careful examination the area around the lesion will be cleaned with anti-bacterial solution to limit infection. There may be a surgical drape placed around the area to ensure a sterile working area
  • When removing an epidermoid cyst, your surgeon will make an oval cut over the cyst and will then cut it out. This shape allows for better stitching and healing
  • To remove a lipoma, your surgeon will make a straight cut in the skin directly over it. The lipoma is freed up from the tissues and removed
  • A skin tag can simply be numbed with local anaesthetic and then removed using either a blade and diathermy (needle for sealing blood vessels) or a freezing agent
  • When removing a mole, your surgeon will cut all the way around it using an oval cut
  • The lesion(s) will be placed in specimen jar(s) and sent to a lab for analysis. Your surgeon will close the wound with stitches and cover it with a dressing.

After removal of skin lesions

  • You should be able to go home very soon after your procedure. If you experience any pain following your lesion removal, over the counter pain relief such as Paracetamol can be used
  • Results of the analysis will be given to you by your consultant or GP
  • Sometimes your surgeon will ask you to return a few days following your lesion removal to inspect the wound and change the dressing. If the wound area becomes red, swollen or bleeds be sure and contact your surgeon or Outpatient Department for advice
  • You should be able to return to work the day following your procedure unless your work puts a strain on the area stitched. Be sure and discuss your return to work with your surgeon
  • Depending on what area is stitched you will need to visit the Outpatient Department or practice nurse to have your stitches removed. 

It is unusual for this procedure to restrict any daily activities however any surgical procedure can result in complications:

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection of the surgical site (wound)
  • Scarring
  • Wound breakdown (skin fails to heal).

Specific complications in skin lesions removal

  • A lipoma or an epidermoid cyst can come back
  • A larger operation may be needed.


Find out more about Excision of skin lesion
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Guide price

Skin Excision of Simple Lesion or Mole Removal Fees
Initial consultation from £165
Diagnostics If needed to determine treatment plan
Treatment £835
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £835
Guide price £1,000
 What does guide price mean?

The guide price stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.  You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following your initial consultation with a Consultant.

Guide price

Skin Excision of Lesion or Mole Removal - Trunk & Limbs Fees
Initial consultation from £165
Diagnostics If needed to determine treatment plan
Treatment £985
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £985
Guide price £1,150
 What does guide price mean?

The guide price stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.  You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following your initial consultation with a Consultant.

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