Skin Cancer Surgery
At The Devonshire Clinic we provide private skin cancer surgery from our clinic in the Harley Street area of London. Skin cancer surgery can be used to diagnose and remove melanoma by taking a skin sample through a biopsy and then removing the cancerous cells through surgery. In some cases, diagnosis and treatment occur simultaneously, with all the cancer cells removed as part of the biopsy process.
The skin surgery process
The extent of skin surgery required depends on the area of skin being treated and the technique used. Removing a cancerous mole using traditional surgery can take less than 30 minutes, but Mohs microsurgery can take much longer.
Simple, straightforward surgery can usually be done as a day case at our private clinic, with a local anaesthetic and a mild sedative if necessary. Larger procedures may require admission to hospital and an inpatient stay.
Which skin surgery is right for me?
The choice of surgical technique will depend on several factors relating to your condition:
- The size and location of the lesion
- Whether the lesion is superficial or infiltrating
- Whether the lesion is benign or malignant
- Whether the surgery is part of your diagnosis or your treatment
- The risk of scarring
The dermatologists at The Devonshire Clinic will explain the type of skin cancer surgery that you need and exactly what is involved. We will give you our expert advice and recommendations, but the final choice is always up to you. It is particularly important for cosmetic skin surgery that you have thought through the potential problems and risks before you decide to go ahead.
Skin Cancer Surgery
I can’t recommend this clinic highly enough. The treatment I received for my skin cancer was first classAL, London
The team at the Devonshire Clinic were excellent. From booking my appointments to every part of my treatment, I felt that I was in the very best hands.CH, London
Before visiting the clinic I had quite high expectations, but I was blown away by just how brilliant the experience was. I felt like I was the only patient in the clinic. Simply the best medical treatment.SF, London
When you are faced with difficult medical choices or uncertainty and you want clarity about your diagnosis and the treatment that you will receive, then getting a second opinion from a private doctor can help put your mind at rest.