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Mohs / CCPDMA Surgery
Mohs Micrographic Surgery / CCPDMA Surgery

Skin Institute is one of the few medical centres equipped and staffed with skilled personnel to offer these techniques, which boast the highest cure rates for skin cancer.

 

Because of the complex training and equipment needed to carry out the surgery, it’s a very specialised procedure – one that we are proud to be able to offer.

At Skin Institute our motto is safe hands. We provide personalised health care that is of the highest of standard in a safe and caring environment which is something we are very proud of.

Mark Izzard
CCPDMA Surgeon, Facial Plastics, Reconstruction, Skin Cancer
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Book a skin cancer consultation with one of our Doctors. You may be after a full body skin cancer assessment, or a consultation for a specific skin cancer concern. Whatever your need, we have Doctors available to help.

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About

Developed nearly 80 years ago by Dr Frederic Mohs, this procedure remains the most advanced surgical method of skin cancer removal. With cure rates that are higher than any other skin cancer removal technique, you can be assured that there is an excellent chance that all the cancerous tissue will be removed.

CCPDMA (Complete Circumferential Peripheral & Deep Margin Assessment) surgery is very similar to the Mohs procedure. However a separate pathologist will read the slides for the surgeon – whereas in a Mohs procedure, the specialist in question serves as both surgeon and pathologist.

If your skin cancer is being treated with Mohs surgery or CCPDMA, these are the primary elements to be aware of going in:

  • Local anaesthesia with our without sedation or general anaesthesia
  • Surgical excision of cancerous tissue
  • Microscopic examination of cut surfaces
  • Higher cure rates than with standard excision
  • Smaller defects than with standard excision
  • Same day repair
  • More treatment details in our handbook
Treatment

Mohs or CCPDMA surgery at Skin Institute is performed as a day case procedure with local anaesthesia used at the treatment site. Depending on the extent of the surgery, sedation or general anaesthesia may be used.

The surgeon will excise all the cancerous tissue, and use a highly specialised technique and microscopic assessment of the tissue margins (all the surfaces that have been cut). This allows the surgeon to confirm complete removal of any skin cancer present, prior to closing the wound.

All our surgeons are trained in reconstructing the skin defects and repair the defects the same day.

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Why Skin Institute?

At Skin Institute, we understand that skin cancer can be an intimidating diagnosis to come to terms with. Our multidisciplinary clinics are thoroughly experienced with skin cancer management – and our team of highly-qualified specialists will guide you through from diagnosis to treatment to a healthier tomorrow. You can rely on us to be at your side through the whole process.

Skin Institute is an Affiliated Provider to Southern Cross Health Society, and skin cancer treatments may be covered by medical insurance where criteria apply.


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Book a skin cancer consultation

Book a skin cancer consultation with one of our Doctors. You may be after a full body skin cancer assessment, or a consultation for a specific skin cancer concern. Whatever your need, we have Doctors available to help.