Minor Surgery Clinic

The Minor Surgery Clinic provides consultations for outpatients with general surgeons. A general surgeon is a physician specializing in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patient care.

All minor surgery procedures are performed under local anesthesia, which numbs a small area of your body through the use of a drug. Local anesthesia does not make you fall asleep.

Types of minor surgery performed at HGH

The following list contains the most common minor surgeries performed at HGH. Our specialties include otorhinolaryngology and urology. The list is not exhaustive.

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Vasectomy
  • Skin cysts and abscesses
  • Lipoma surgery
  • Skin lesion (skin tags, warts, etc.)
  • Ingrown toenail surgery
  • Dupuytren surgery
  • Trigger Finger surgery

How to access our services?

You must have a referral from your physician to book an appointment with a surgeon from the HGH Minor Surgery Clinic.

About The Program

Before your appointment

  1. Your physician will fax us a request.
  2. We will call you to schedule an appointment. It may take a few weeks or up to several months before we call you, depending on the specialists’ availability.
  3. We will inform you of any preparation required for your consultation or minor surgery.

What to bring

  • Valid Health Card
  • List of all your medications, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements and herbal medicines
  • List of allergies

When you arrive

  • Please use the Main Entrance and register at one of the self-serve kiosks at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Clerks are available to help with the registration process.
  • Take a pager when registering. It will buzz and light up when your turn comes up and indicate in which room to report.
  • Room numbers and other public interest messages are presented on the TV screens.

Initial consultation

  • A nurse will review and update your medical record and perform a general health assessment.
  • You will then meet the surgeon, who will assess the need for surgery and answer your questions.
  • If surgery is needed, your surgeon will explain the recommended procedure and discuss health risks and benefits.
  • If you wish to proceed with the surgery, and depending on the type of surgery, it may be performed during the initial consultation; otherwise, we will initiate the booking process.

Confirming your surgery date

  • We will call you to confirm the date of your minor surgery.
  • If any preparation is needed, we will inform you.

Results and follow-up

  • Your surgeon will send a report to your family physician.
  • The report will also be available in your electronic medical record. For information on the creation of an account and how to access your electronic medical record, visit MyChart.
  • If a follow-up with the surgeon is needed, we will call you to book an appointment.