Skin tags • Moles • Cysts • Warts • Fatty lumps


There has been a considerable shift in the funding of minor procedures in recent years resulting in many procedures no longer being available on the NHS as they are now defined as cosmetic. As a result patients are having to pay for these services.

The Brighton Skin Surgery (BSS) was set up to offer patients the choice of a local GP led service to have skin blemishes they find undesirable removed at an affordable price in a professional, friendly and sensitive setting. We are licensed and regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

BSS is run by Dr Avni Patel, an experienced GP who also holds the Diploma in Dermatology. In addition to BSS she continues to run a GP based dermatology minor surgery service on behalf of Brighton and Hove NHS.

Procedures offered are skin tag removal, scalp cyst and skin cyst removal, mole removal, seborrhoeic wart removal, cherry or blood spot removal and milia removal. Most patients would be able to leave the surgery within an hour and would be able to drive home.


We are registered with the Care Quality Commission.
You can find our latest inspection report here.

"I received excellent attention from Dr Patel. She was reassuring and explained the procedure at each stage. She gave me clear instructions for aftercare and telephoned me the next day to make sure everything was OK. I would have no hesitation in returning for further procedures and in recommending Dr Patel and Brighton Skin Surgery" Mrs B, Brighton

"A quick and friendly service. I would highly recommend Brighton Skin Surgery." Mr T, Hove

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BSS is based at Mile Oak Medical Centre in Portslade, which is a newly built practice with a modern minor surgical suite. It is within 10 minutes of the A27 and easily accessible by bus or car from Central Brighton.