About  Us

Long story short

At The Centre For Minor Surgery our goal is to provide excellence in surgical treatment for benign and cancerous growths. We strive to overcome the problem of long waiting times. No referral is needed to be seen by one of our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.

Generally no preparation is required. Minor surgical procedures usually do not require stopping your medications and you don’t need to fast or get blood work. Make your surgeon aware of your health issues and medications to ensure the best quality of care.

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Our Team

Dr. Robert Backstein

Plastic / Cosmetic Surgeon, Physician

Dr. Richard Backstein

Plastic / Cosmetic Surgeon, Physician

Our Services

Choosing the correct procedure that addresses the patient’s individual needs is the most important step in attaining surgical outcomes that make patients thrilled.

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Sebaceous Cysts

Sebaceous Cysts are benign growths originating from the oil glands located within our skin.

Moles / Nevi / Beauty Marks

These are harmless brown, tan, pink or sometimes blue spots that can anywhere on the skin. They may grow over time and their appearance may slightly change.


Keloids are best understood as an abnormal and undesirable variations in the way a person’s body heals a wound, cut, or even surgical incision.



Lipomas are benign growths originating from fat cells. They are essentially a benign growth of fat (adipose) tissue. It is very rare for a lipoma to change from benign to malignant.


Ganglion Cysts

Ganglions are fluid-filled cysts that arise from a a joint or tendon sheath. The most common body regions that ganglions arise from are the back and front of the wrist joint, the last joint in the digits, and the ankle and foot joints.


Skin Tags

Skin tags are outgrowths of skin that can occur anywhere on the body but are particularly common on the neck, eyelids, armpits and groin areas. They are not dangerous and do not have the potential to turn into skin cancer.


Warts / Verruca Vulgaris

A virus known as the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV causes warts. They can be found on any part of the body, but are often seen on the soles of the feet, where they are known as “plantar warts”.

Eyelid Xanthelasma / White or Yellow Areas on the Eyelids

Xanthelasmas are collections fat or cholesterol in the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. They can be associated with having high cholesterol but this is not always the case.


Xanthelasmas are deposits of cholesterol in the skin creating often unsightly yellow plaques. They most often occur in the upper and lower eyelids.


Dermatofibromas are small, harmless lumps within the skin that are firm to the touch. They can occur in both men and women of all ages but are more commonly found on the arms and legs of young women.


Skin Cancers: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, Carcinoma, Melanoma

Split Earlobes

Split earlobes are elongations or complete splits of an earlobe piercing usually as a result of the use of heavier earrings. The elongation extends the piercing hole downwards towards the bottom of the earlobe ultimately leading to a complete split of the lobe over time.

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