Surgery for the treatment of skin cancer
Our climate in Queensland is one of the best in the world, allowing us to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle all year round.
Unfortunately, one downside of living in paradise, is that we have the highest skin cancer rate in the world. Basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas are an all too common problem in our state.
If you have seen your GP or skin specialist and they have identified a lesion of concern that needs removing, we can assist with that process.
We perform most of our skin excisions under local anaesthetic. We send the tissue to the pathologist for testing.
Depending on the size and location of the lesion, it may be advisable to have someone drive you home after surgery.
We recommend use of ice packs on a regular basis for the first 36 hours post-operatively, to reduce pain, swelling, bruising and bleeding. We usually require you back to our rooms in 7-10 days for suture removal.