Dr Karl Stainer

Minor Surgery team

Dr Karl Stainer


Graduated from Bristol in 1988. Dr Stainer has been working with GP Care since 2006 and is the Clinical Lead for the Minor Surgery Service. Dr Stainer is a member of The Association of Surgeons in Primary Care.He is trained in Dermoscopy for skin lesion diagnosis and has over 25 years experience of performing local anaesthetic skin surgery. He performs non scalpel vasectomies in Bristol for the NHS and works for the Dr Newmans clinic offering private treatment for threadveins.

Dr Stainer has a Diploma in Sport and Exercise medicine from Bath University and is a strong advocate of maintaining health through exercise and healthy lifestyle choices. He remains a partner at Fallodon Way Medical Centre and continues to work as a GP alongside his special interests.This provides an interesting portfolio of work and maintains a range of skills and competencies which are mutually beneficial.

Katia Chapman


Qualifications: DRCOG (2001) MRCGP (2002) Diploma in Family Planning (2002) 

Practice: Fallodon way Medical Centre  

Dr Chapman has been working with GP Care since 2020. Dr Chapman has a specialist interest in Minor Surgical procedures and is a GP partner at Fallodon Way medical practice. She continues to work as a GP alongside her surgical interests.  

Dr Emmy Babor


Qualifications: MB ChB DCH DRCOG MRCGP DPD Graduated from Dundee in 1996 

Practice: Out of hours GP for Brisdoc and South West Ambulance. 

Dr Babor has been working with GP Care since 2009. Dr Babor has a special interest in dermatology. She has had several secondary care dermatology posts over the past 20 years and gained Diploma of Practical dermatology in 2003. She is a member of Primary Care Dermatology Society.

Dr Luke Koupparis


Qualifications: BSc MBBS MRCGP DFFP Minor surgery accreditation Severn Faculty

Dr Koupparis has been working with GP Care since 2020 Dr Koupparis has a specialist interest in performing minor surgical procedures and joint injections and is the lead for the practice. He is the senior partner at Westbury on Trym Primary Care centre and continues to work as a GP alongside his surgical interests.

Dr Jon Shufflebotham


Dr Shufflebotham qualified at Leeds university in 1996. He then worked in a variety of hospital positions including spending several years specialising in gastroenterology and endoscopy. He decided to train as a GP an initially joined Westbury On Trym as a Registrar and then continued as an Associate GP. He returned to the Practice as a GP Partner in 2014. 

As well as enjoying General Practice he continues to work as an endoscopist. His other interests include gastroenterology, men’s health, diabetes, musculoskeletal medicine and joint injections.

Dr Jonathan Burrows



Graduated from London in 1996. Dr Burrows has been working with GP Care since 2019 and has a special interest in minor surgery, working in plastic surgery and ENT. He has also trained in Aesthetic medicine.

Dr Jonathan Burrows
Dr Javier Montero

Dr Javier Montero


Working with GP Care since 2017. Dr Montero qualified as a doctor in Spain and has been working in Bristol since 2005 following GP training in Warwickshire. He has a special interest in minor surgery with expertise in large cysts and lipomas.

Dr Rhian Johns


Qualifications: Diploma in Practical Dermatology – Cardiff University (2011)  

nMRCGP- Royal College of General Practice (2008) 

 Diploma in Wound Healing- Cardiff University (2007) 

 MRCS – Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (2004) 

BM BS – University of Nottingham (2000) 

 BMedSci – University of Nottingham (1998) 

Practice: Harbourside Family Practice 

Dr Johns has been working with GP Care since 2017. Dr Johns has a special interest in Minor surgery, Dermatology and continues to work as a GP alongside her surgical interests.  

Mr Amos Jakachira

Amos Jakachira


Advanced Nurse Specialist at Hadwen Medical Practice  


Qualifications: Recognition and Management of skin lesions- – University of Hertfordshire (9/2020) 

Dermoscopy- University of Hertfordshire (9/2020) 

Certificate in Minor Operations – Portsmouth University (03/2019) 

Practice: Advanced Nurse Specialist Lead Nurse – Dermatology at The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust. 

Working with GP Care since 2022. Mr Amos Jakachira has substantial NHS experience in nursing, at an advanced clinical level to promote patient pathways across the general Dermatology service. He Currently Manages caseloads of patients in Nurse Led Clinics (Surgical /Biologics/Systemic/2WW cancer lesion clinics) Skin lesion diagnosis and treatment at The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust.  

Dr Charlotte Walker


Qualifications: MBBCh BSc PGDipClinDerm DFSRH

Practice: Mythe Medical Practice 

My passion for dermatology and skin surgery was sparked during my SHO dermatology post at Gloucestershire Hospitals in 2014 where I was trained in diagnosis and skin surgery by consultant dermatologists. I am now a GP Partner at a CQC-rated Outstanding practice.

I have been regularly performing minor skin surgery in my own practice since 2022. I am competent in dermoscopy, skin photography and lesion diagnosis, as well as local anaesthesia of the skin, shave excisions, cautery, ellipse excisions of lesions, and subcuticular and skin suturing. I am also trained in sebaceous cyst and lipoma removal. I audit all of my procedures and I am committed to rigorous clinical governance surrounding surgery including written informed consent. 

My Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology and commitment to ongoing learning support my delivery of safe skin surgery for patients.

Minor Skin Surgery

We offer a well-established private minor skin surgery service for the removal of various inconvenient or unsightly skin lesions for over 16s.

Eyelid Cyst Removal

A Chalazion (or Meibomian) cyst is a fluid filled sac in the upper or lower eyelid, usually caused by the blockage of a meibomian gland.