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Other Procedures

Mole removal / Skin Lesions

Most people have a few moles but the amount, size and colour can vary significantly.  Some are present at birth, others develop over time.  Most are harmless but any moles which show changes in size or colour or which start to bleed should be checked by a doctor.  If you have a mole or moles which make you feel self conscious or which cause problems during everyday activities such as washing or dressing you may wish to have them removed.

How can I have a mole/moles removed?

Moles can be removed by a variety of different methods which will be discussed with you at your consultation. The area will be numbed by a local anaesthetic.  Any scarring should be minimal and the risk of this will be explained at your consultation.

How much does it cost?

The fee for this procedure is a guide; variations do exist between hospitals and fees will be individually calculated for you after your consultation.

Guide price: From £700

Hand Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Release:

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition due to the compression of the median nerve in the wrist area. If not treated the nerve will gradually stop functioning and may never recover fully after treatment. This may lead to permanent loss of sensation and wasting of the muscles in the hand.

Trigger Finger Release:

A trigger finger is caused by a swelling of the tendon to a finger, this results in the tendon catching "triggering" as it passes in the tunnel that it normally glides in. This is treated by releasing the tunnel which allows the tendon to glide freely.

Ganglion Removal:

Ganglions are a collection of fluid that is connected to a joint. The fluid escapes from an area of weakness in the joint capsule. Treatment of this problem involves the removal of the ganglion and the part of the joint capsule.

Dupuytren's Release / Fasciectomy:

Dupuytren's disease is caused by the thickening of the fascia (soft tissues) in the hand. This may lead to a contracture of the fingers and the inability to fully straighten the fingers. There are many different ways to treat the condition and it may depend on the severity of the condition. The options include: Fasciectomy, Fasciotomy, Open Palm (McCash), Dermafasciectomy - these will be discussed with you and a plan agreed before surgery.

An alternative is collagenase clostridium histolyticum the first injectable treatment to be recommended for approval in the UK for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture. Collagenase clostridium histolyticum is administered by local injection directly into the Dupuytren’s cord – a procedure which can be carried out in an outpatient setting. It works by breaking down the structure of the cord and 24 hours after injection, a finger extension procedure can be carried out as necessary to break the cord and allow extension of the finger. If contracture remains four weeks after treatment, another injection can be administered into the same cord, and the finger extension procedure can be carried out again. Injections and finger extension procedures may be administered up to three times per cord, at approximately four-week intervals. Mr Humzah is the first surgeon in the West Midlands to offer this treatment.

Mallet Finger:

This is caused by an injury to the extensor tendon on the back of the finger near the nail, resulting in being unable to straighten the tip of the finger. Treatment is often conservatively with a special splint "Stack Splint".

What do the fees cover?

The fee quoted will cover costs related to your total care (pre-operative assessments, accommodation, medications, routine investigations), theatre, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all required post - operative visits and any necessary management of clinical complications. It does not include the initial consultation fee of £110 which will be invoiced separately.

Where can I have my plastic surgery?

Plastic surgery clinics are available at The Winfield Hospital (Ramsay Healthcare), Gloucester and The West Midlands Hospital (Ramsay Healthcare), Halesowen.

Where to get further information.

For further information on all procedures, please contact us on 0800 084 2321 or email