Instead of using a cutting blade, this method of surgery uses extreme cold.

The cryosurgery unit at Elands uses nitrogen gas to generate the extreme cold which, when applied, destroys or removes tissue.

Cryosurgery can be useful for the removal of superficial growths such as warts and for the treatment of other skin lesions. Unlike tradition surgery, cryosurgery wounds do not need suturing (stitching up) afterwards.