Minor Surgery

minor surgery photoThe practice  is fully equipped to the highest standards for Minor Surgery, and we can offer a broad range of procedures for our patients.

Most Surgery done in the Rowe Creavin Practice is directly paid by Health Insurance Companies (VHI/Quinn/Vivas).

Garda Medical Aid and ESB schemes will re-imburse the cost in most instances.

Minor surgery is carried out in our fully equipped anti MSRA coated minor ops suite.


Some sample procedures available at the Rowe Creavin Practice include:

  • Ingrowing Toenails
  • Warts, Verrucae and cryotherapy
  • Benign Moles and Melanoma Testing
  • Sebaceous Cysts and Lipomas
  • Non Melanoma Skin Damage
  • Wound stitching

Cryosurgery for Warts & Verruca

Cryotherapy is a specialised method of getting rid of unwanted warts, verruca or other minor lesions. The unwanted lesion is removed by freezing the area. You may need more than one treatment depending on each individual case.

Side Effects/Complications:

  • Possibility of Pain
  • Swelling
  • Blistering
  • Hypopigmentation (change in skin color)

You will be asked to sign a consent prior to treatment to ensure the procedures understood and agreed. This service is free to medical card patients. Patients who are covered by VHI  Quinn or Hibernina medical Insurance can avail of this service under their policy.

Appointments for cryosurgery can be made with any doctor, and the treatment will usually be carried out on the first visit. Please phone Rowe Creavin General Practice reception on  051-370057 for appointment.All surgery other than cryosurgery require a pre-surgical assessment appointment.

Wound Stitching and Emergency Care

We can suture most wounds after minor accidents. We will try our best to facilitate patients who have had accidents, and prevent long waits in Casualty. These procedures are part-covered by VHI/Quinn/Hibernina insurance. If in doubt, please phone the surgery for advice.