Surgical Dermatology

Specialists trained in skin surgery.

At our clinic, we understand the importance of providing the highest level of care for our patients. That's why we have a team of expertly trained dermatologists who specialise in skin surgery. Our dermatologists are highly skilled in the removal of skin cancers, such as melanoma, as well as benign skin lesions.

We offer a wide range of surgical options to our patients, including simple excisions and complex flap and skin grafts. All of our surgeries are performed under local anaesthetic ensuring that our patients receive the most effective treatment, while also minimizing any discomfort or pain.

We take great pride in our team of dermatologists who are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for our patients. Our dermatologists are highly trained and experienced, with a wealth of knowledge in skin surgery. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible outcome, and ensure that every patient receives personalised care to meet their unique needs.

If you are in need of skin surgery, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists. Our team will work closely with you to provide the best possible care, and to ensure that you receive the highest level of service. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

  • Mohs micrographic surgery is the gold standard for treating skin cancers. Dr Rhonda Harvey is a highly experienced Mohs surgeon and has extensive training in reconstructive surgical techniques. She will advise you if your skin cancer is suitable for Mohs micrographic surgery or if a non-surgical management option is better for you.

  • Our dermatologists are expertly trained in flap repairs for surgical closures. Flap closures, using the principles of plastic surgery and reconstruction are meticulously designed and customised to each patient to better optimise function and cosmetic outcome.

  • Surgical removal of skin lesions are performed routinely. A separate appointment may be required for complicated or larger lesions. Lesions are removed under local anaesthetic for cosmetic or medical reasons. Excisions can range from a simple “snip” removal to a larger complicated removal of a lesion requiring closure of individual skin layers.

  • Dermatologists have expert training in reconstructive skin surgery and skin closures to achieve the best cosmetic and functional result after surgery. Reconstructions can be performed using cartilage (taken from ears), moving lax skin from surrounding areas (flap repairs) or taking skin from a distant site (skin graft). The type of reconstruction depends on the location, size and function of the area that needs to be closed.

  • Skin grafts are used if the surgical defect to be filled is too large and cannot be closed without significant deformity or functional impairment to the surrounding skin. Skin grafts can either be full thickness, which are commonly taken from in front or behind of the ear, inner arm or neck or split thickness, which are usually harvested the thigh, buttock or abdomen for larger defects.