Waitematā DHB General Surgery Services
Public Service Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery
Skin conditions dealt with by general surgery include lumps, tumours and other lesions of the skin and underlying tissues. These are often fairly simple conditions that can be dealt with by performing minor operations under local anaesthetic (the area of skin being treated is numbed). Often these procedures are performed as outpatient or day case procedures.
A photograph of a skin lesion is required for your referral, and a biopsy may also be required.