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Minor Surgery

The Toronto Western Family Health Team offers patients a variety of office-based procedures. These include procedures related to skin lesions (e.g., mole biopsies, skin tag and cyst removals), IUD insertions, endometrial biopsies and knee joint injections. The procedures are carried out in a fully-equipped Minor Procedures Room by a resident and staff physician. .

Please note:

  1. You will be contacted by a member of our team with your appointment details. 
  2. On the day of your procedure there are no food restrictions, you can eat normally.
  3. Wear comfortable clothing that can be removed easily.
  4. You will likely receive a local anaesthetic or "freezing" in the area where your procedure will be performed.
  5. With a few exceptions, most patients may leave shortly after surgery.
  6. Please check in at Reception with your Health Card at least 15 minutes before your appointment. Late arrivals may have their procedure cancelled. 
  7. Please call the clinic 48 hours in advance if you wish to change or cancel your appointment. If you fail to attend your appointment without notice, you will be charged a rebooking fee of $50.  

Finally, please be aware that cosmetic procedures are not currently covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), and the costs of these procedures are charged to patients. Approximate costs are in part dependent on the complexity and duration of the procedure in question, and will be quoted to you at the start of the appointment. 

Skin Tags $30 each (maximum of $90)

Non-cancerous Mole Removal $50 each

Simple Cyst and Suture $50-100 each (time-dependent)