Skin Cancer Surgery

Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world, and despite recent campaigns to raise sun safety awareness, for a lot of us the damage has already been done.

The good news is that many skin lesions can be quickly treated under local anaesthetic. More advanced or complex lesions often require a visit to the operating theatre for removal and appropriate reconstruction.

Dr. Ek will discuss these options with you, organise appropriate treatment and arrange postoperative follow-ups to ensure you have the safest outcome. He is well trained in the management of all forms of skin cancers and has published several articles on the management of non-melanomatous skin cancers. He is also part of the multidisciplinary melanoma team at the Alfred Hospital.

To arrange for a consultation with Dr. Ek, please call us on (03) 8419 0900.

Treatment Options

Skin cancer can be grouped into four categories:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Precancerious Lesions (Actinic Keratosis)

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) make up the most common skin cancers in Australia. If you have any unusual moles, lesions or other skin growths that you think may be dangerous, it is important to get them checked by a doctor as soon as possible.

From topical creams to surgery, there are many available treatments for each of the above types of lesions and cancerous growths. The good news is that when they are detected and treated early, many skin cancers can be removed and the patient cured.

However, being the most aggressive and dangerous form of skin cancer, melanoma often requires multidisciplinary care and follow-up checks. Dr. Ek offers the latest in the management of melanoma including sentinel lymph node biopsy for such lesions.

For more information on Dr. Ek's skin cancer surgeries, please call (03) 8419 0900 to arrange an appointment.