Minor Surgery


Moles, warts, skin tags and suspicious looking skin lesions can be removed under local anaesthetic (like dental anaesthesia) in our purpose- built minor operating theatre here at The Cremore Clinic.

If you have a mole or skin lesion that you or your family feel might be changing or growing, you will need to see the doctor for an assessment visit first, to make sure we can operate on your particular lesion in general practice.

Dr O Farrell, or one of the other Doctors, skilled in surgical techniques, carries out minor operations once a month, with the assistance of one of our nurses. When you see the doctor for assessment you will be put on the next available list and we will phone you to confirm the date and time.

In general, you will have a few stitches and a small scar and the stitches will need to be removed by nurse a week after the surgery.

We do not perform surgery on lesions of the head and neck.

As skin cancer is the most common cancer its very wise to have a check- up particularly if you have a mole that is changing in shape; becoming variably pigmented; becoming darker and raised above the skin, or beginning to peel and bleed.

If you are covered by health insurance, this procedure is paid for by the VHI, LAYA and all the other insurance companies.  There is a fee for removing sutures and follow up if necessary.

There is a cancellation fee if you cancel within 24 hours as we set aside protected surgery appointments for minor operations.  If you cannot come, please let us know in advance.

Dr. Nuala O'Farrell

The Cremore Clinic opened its doors on the 1st of August 1990. As its founder Dr Nuala is interested in fertility and helping couples to achieve pregnancy. She is also very interested in helping women through the vicissitudes of the menopausal years. Her post graduate training in the specialty of Paediatrics has stimulated her enduring interest in children and their development. Teenagers and their problems are her special interest in recent years.

Dr. Sarah Lawler

Dr Sarah Lawler has been working in Cremore Clinic since she completed GP training with the UCD mid Leinster training scheme in 2013 gaining an MICGP qualification. Sarah has a particular interest in women’s health In particular fertility/ infertility assessments and is pursuing further training in this area in conjunction with SIMS fertility clinic and the university of Bournemouth. Her other interests are in contraception and insertion of long acting contraceptive devices such as Mirenas, implanon and Copper coils and treatment of STIs.

Dr. Caroline Duggan

Dr Caroline Duggan qualified from the UCD School of Medicine in 2005. Following completion of her internship in the Mater Hospital and Limerick she spent some time as a resident in the Royal Perth Hospital, Australia prior to returning to the Mater Hospital in Dublin to commence her Post Graduate training in Medicine where she received her MRCPI (Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland). She has been with us in the Cremore Clinic since July 2013.


Dr Iain, a native of Dublin, qualified from Trinity College in 1998 where he always wanted to follow a career in General practice and finished his MICGP (General Practice training) in 2002. He was delighted to join the Cremore Clinic in 2004 after working in New Zealand as a GP for a year and other practices in Ireland. He became a partner in 2007. His particular areas of interest are in Men’s Health and Sexual Health screening and as a proud member of the LGBTQ community would strive to be inclusive of members of the community for this. He also has worked in and has a diploma in Diabetes Care and has a strong interest in chronic disease management. He has developed an interest in Occupational medicine and has developing interest in Sports and exercise medicine. The latter stems from his keen interest in athletics. He coaches middle and long distance athletes in Trinity College Dublin as well as being very involved with his athletics club Donore Harriers. He enjoys teaching the next generation of doctors and is a G.P. tutor for students in Trinity College Dublin.


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