Skin surgery is usually performed to remove a skin cancer. Sometimes lesions may be removed only for testing, or a benign lesion such as a cyst may be removed if it is causing problems. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons perform such procedures very often.
Skin surgery is usually booked after a consultation with the dermatologist to discuss the procedure and associated care of the area after surgery. Out-of-pocket costs are also quoted for you in advance by your doctor.
The specialists generally do not perform surgery on the same day as your first visit, although sometimes a biopsy may be taken for pathology.
Here at Kew Dermatology, we have a fully equipped procedure room with professional equipment for excising skin lesions and skin cancers. Most of the procedures are performed with a simple local anaesthetic. However, if you have particular anxiety regarding your procedure, we have a number of options that can make it as stress-free as possible. It is always best to discuss any concerns prior to booking your surgery.