We have a fully equipped procedure room with the latest equipment for the excision of skin lesions and skin cancers.
Most procedures occur with a simple local anaesthetic. However, if you have particular anxiety surrounding your procedure we have a number of options that can help make this as stress free as possible. It is always best to discuss any concerns before your day of surgery.
Skin surgery will usually be booked after a consultation with the dermatologist to discuss the procedure and associated care of the area after surgery.
Out of pocket costs will also be quoted for you in advance.
We generally do not perform surgery on the same day at your first visit, although sometimes a biopsy may be taken for pathology.
What should I expect during the procedure?
We recommend that you get enough sleep before the procedure, and your dermatologist may advise you to stop certain medications prior to the surgery. These medications include vitamin E supplements, ibuprofen and fish oil.
Usually your surgery is being performed using local anaesthetic only, and you should then eat and drink as normal before coming to our clinic rooms.
Please let us know if you take medications to thin the blood and this should be discussed with your dermatologist before booking any surgery. In most cases these medications are continued.
What should I expect after the procedure?
You may experience some mild tenderness but most patients do not experience any pain. Your dermatologist performing your procedure and our nurse will provide you with instructions about how to care for the area after surgery, will provide you with information when to have dressings changed, and when to return for your results and to have sutures removed.