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Our skin cancer doctors are also skilled surgeons. This means that if a skin cancer is found, the Doctor can remove the lesion at the time of the initial consultation. A biopsy is always performed to identity the type of skin cancer and if further treatment options are required. 

Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancer in Australia. This is relative to sun exposure. Two thirds of Australians will develop a skin cancer at some stage on their life. It is essential for the early detection and treatment of skin cancers. The most effective treatment through surgical skin cancer removal. 

Unsightly lumps and bumps can affect your self-confidence and can often be painful and annoying. At Melanoma Scan we can remove these lumps and bumps with simple procedures.

What types of Surgical Procedures are performed at the Melanoma Scan?

In addition to excisions of Melanoma and other dangerous types of skin cancers, lump and bumps can be removed in the clinic. 
These include benign lumps like

  • neurofibromas,
  • sebaceous hyerplasias (faces),
  • haemangiomas (cherry moles)
  • sebaceous cysts/hydrocystomas of the periocular area (around the eyes)
  • plantar warts

How are these Surgical Procedures performed?

The three main types of skin cancers can be removed in our skin cancer surgery in Brisbane northside.
This is achieved using a number of techniques, including:

  • Diathermy and Curettage
  • Ellipse Excision
  • Flap Surgery
  • Wedge Excision

The type of surgical procedure will depend on the depth, location and severity of the lesion which needs to be excised. Early detection is essential to minimise the impact of the surgery. for cosmetic purposes. Our skin cancer doctors are experienced as reconstructive surgeons always offering the best possible solution for cosmetic appearances when. 

Lump and bump removal can be done with a shave excision in some cases (neurofibroma, hydrocystomas/haemangioma) or with a surgical excision in the case of sebaceous cysts. 

Operation times range from a few minutes for shave excisions, to 30 minutes or more for sebaceous cyst excisions. Your doctor will advise you on the amount of time needed to treat your individual concerns.

What after care is involved in these Surgical Procedures?

Aftercare involves a dressing for a week or more for a shave excision and application of antiseptic cream.  Excisions which have been sutured will usually be kept dry for a week prior to suture removal at day 7, followed by up to three months of taping the wound with micropore to minimise any scar tissue stretch or thickening.

Other Specific Procedures

Plantar warts

Plantar warts can be painful and can affect your quality of life.

Plantar warts can be removed using low sting techniques where the wart is curetted out using a combination of cryotherapy / curettage / diathermy under local anaesthetic if needed.

 

You are in Safe hands at Melanoma Scan

Our doctors are qualified GPs with a special interest in Skin Cancer and various qualifications.  With a number of our doctors a member of the Skin Cancer College of Australia and New Zealand.

Your Local Skin Cancer Surgery in Brisbane Northside

Contact us for early detection and skin cancer treatment. Our three clinics are located on Brisbane Northside in Nundah. Mitchelton and Warner. 
Book a consultation online or give us a call on 1300 754 600 to discuss your skin cancer treatment. 

 

Melanoma Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Clinic Toombul

9 Parkland Street
Nundah, Qld 4012
Ph: 07 3256 6766

Skin Cancer Clinic Mitchelton

Unit 1, 23 Blackwood Street,
Mitchelton 4053
07 3855 8500

Skin Cancer Clinic Warner

1405 Old North Road,
Warner 4500
07 3106 1340

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