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Minor Surgery

Minor Surgery at Sanctum Medical includes procedures with the purpose of either removing an unwanted growth, swelling or abnormal structure without the use of major surgical interventions. 

At Sanctum Medical we carry out minor surgery under local anaesthetic to make the experience as pain free and comfortable as possible. 

Procedures we can carry out include:


Our Medical Practitioners

Senior Nurse
Emma Jones (DipHE) (BSc (Hons)) (INP) (QN)


Emma has been a registered nurse for 23 years, working across the Hospital, General Practice and Coorperate areas of the NHS.  She is a Nurse Prescriber and Nurse Practitioner with a wealth of aesthetic experience.  Emma specialises in the removal of:

  • Moles

  • Skin tags

  • Cysts

  • Lipomas

  • Warts

  • Wedge Excision - ingrowing toe nails


This year Emma has been awarded the Queens award for excellence in education.  We are extremely proud to have Emma as part of our team at Sanctum Medical.  Her caring nature and professionalism will ensure you have a comfortable treatment journey with us. Emma is education lead for primary care networks; she is passionate about

providing excellent levels of education in health care and aesthetics -

maintaining patient safety and high standards of care.

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Miss Noemi Kelemen MD, MSc, FRCS (Plast)

Miss Kelemen is a world class Consultant Plastic Surgeon, specialising in head and neck reconstructive surgery within the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Noemi offers a wide range of surgical and non surgical interventions, both aesthetic and reconstructive, with minimal visible scarring and excellent functional results.

Noemi has over 15 years of experience in the field of plastic surgery, successfully completing over 10,000 surgical procedures during that time. She has achieved several medical research publications in world renowned journals, and has regularly presented at national and international meetings. Noemi is also the current quality improvement lead for Hull University Teaching Hospitals as well as playing a key role in training the next generation of plastic surgeons within the NHS.  

As one of the only female Plastic Surgeons offering private services within Hull, care, compassion and safety are at the very core of her ethos and practice. Together with her team, she strives to ensure that patients feel supported, heard, and involved in every step of the process, from initial consultation to final discharge and beyond. The ultimate goal is for patients to experience a stress free treatment journey and leave with an exceptional result that they could have only dreamed of. 

Removal of Skin Lesions

The following 2 methods are most commonly used in the removal of skin growths:


  • Elliptical Excision: An eye-shaped excision is used for removing a skin lesion or a cyst. Local anaesthetic with adrenaline is administered, which may sting. The lesion is removed, and stitches used to close the incision. A sterile dressing or tape will then be applied. Using this method, the scar should be a straight line with one or two stitch marks.

  • Shave Excision: A shave excision is the process normally used to remove lesions from the surface of the skin. A local anaesthetic is injected into the area to numb it. This may sting a little. The lesion is then shaved off using a derma blade, curette, or scalpel. The wound is then cauterised (a process using heat or chemicals to stop the bleeding) and a sterile dressing is applied. This process is our preferred method for lesions on the face as it generally achieves a better cosmetic result. There is a small risk of recurrence of the lesion, and this will be discussed with you at your appointment.

On some occasions with smaller lesions we are able to use a method called Plasma Pen - This method is often used to treat skin tags and smaller moles. The pen is held above the skin and does not make contact with the skin, it generates plasma energy that penetrates the skins outer layer, allowing the skin tag/mole to fall off. 


For growths such as verruca's or warts we can use a method called Cryotherapy.  this involves the use of extreme cold to destroy the cells of the growth.  some growths will require between 3 and 6 treatments at regular intervals.  this will be discussed with you at your consultation appointment.  

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