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Surgical Removal
Surgical Removal

If skin cancer is detected, it’s invariably sensible to have it removed. There are numerous treatment options, including several surgical ones – so it’s wise to know what treatment suits what situation.

 

Before any surgery is booked, your specific needs will be discussed at length with our specialists. There are many factors to take into account before figuring out the best road forward – and we want to make sure that you are comfortable with the plan we put together for you.

Skin Institute clients benefit from the only multidisciplinary skin cancer organisation, which has an immense wealth of surgical expertise and knowledge of skin diseases.

Mr Rajan S Patel
CCPDMA Surgeon, Facial Plastics, Reconstruction, Skin Cancer
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This information may be useful to read prior to your skin cancer treatment.

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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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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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There are numerous surgical skin cancer removal options – some of which are discussed at greater length on their own pages. They include excision with simple closure, excision with skin graft, excision with skin flap, curettage with cautery, electrosurgery and Mohs micrographic surgery/CCPDMA surgery.

Each procedure has its different benefits, and we will always be sure to find the treatment option with the best optimal outcome for you.     

In addition to consultations, there’s usually a two-step process to surgical skin cancer treatment:

  • Biopsy of the problem area (for more information, see the Biopsies page)
  • Surgical (or other) removal of the cancerous tissue
Treatment

The different surgical treatment options are briefly discussed here – more information can either be found on their respective pages, or your doctor can better inform you when you have a consultation.

 

  • Excision with simple closure. Please visit Excisions
  • Excision with skin graft. If a whole lesion is removed and stitching the skin back together isn’t feasible, a piece of skin from another area of the body will be used to cover this gap and close the wound.
  • Excision with skin flap. As with excision with skin graft, this process is used when the gap is too large to simply stitch – but in this case, the surrounding skin is used.
  • Curettage with cautery. This is when the lesion is scraped away and excess bleeding is avoided with a specialised heat source.
  • CCPDMA surgery/Mohs micrographic surgery. More information on these highly effective, highly specialised procedures can be seen on the dedicated page.
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.


Book a Consultation
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.