Minor Surgical Procedures Clinic

Our minor surgery clinic team is comprised of professional plastic and general surgeons, and physicians, who cover the whole breadth of this complex speciality.

VGH Minor Surgical Procedure clinic offers services such as:

  • excision and biopsy to remove or rule out carcinoma
  • temporal artery biopsy
  • nerve biopsy
  • muscle biopsy
  • varicose vein ligation
  • removal of cyst
  • lesion or foreign body
  • drain removal
  • nail removal
  • tube removal or re-positioning
  • porta cath removal
  • inflamed dermal and epidermal cyst

General Information on Minor Surgical Procedures Clinic

Referral Required?
How to Get Referral

Your primary healthcare provider will refer you to a general or plastic surgeon when indicated. The minor surgical procedures clinic does not accept referrals from physician’s offices. Referrals must be sent directly to the specialist’s office, who will then send you to the clinic for your procedure

Preparing for Your Visit

Unless indicated by the specialist, there is generally no preparation required.

If you require extra assistance to ambulate, change clothes and/or for toileting, please ensure that a caregiver accompanies you to your visit.If a translator is needed, please bring a family member or a friend to translate.

Island Health will provide translation services over the phone if required. All appointment changes and/or cancellations are arranged through the specialist’s office.

Contact Us

If you need to cancel your appointment at the minor surgical procedures clinic, please contact the specialist’s office before your procedure date.

Please contact your specialist’s offices for any questions or concerns regarding the procedure.For all other inquires contact the minor surgical procedures clinic.

Minor Surgical Procedures Clinic at Victoria General Hospital: 250-727-4367

After Your Visit

A follow-up appointment may or may not be required. Please refer to the physician’s specific discharge instructions pertaining to your procedure. 

Finding Us

Victoria General Hospital
1 Hospital Way
Victoria, B.C.
V8Z 6R5

Minor Surgical Procedures Clinic directions:Come in the main entrance (opposite the emergency department entrance)
Check in at the main admitting desk
Proceed walking down the main corridor
Before the gift shop, turn right for the minor surgical procedures clinic

Hours of Operation

Monday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesday: 8a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (lunch break between 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.)
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Closed weekends and statutory holidays

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