Dermatological surgery includes benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) surgery of the skin.
Skin lesions are found on or just below the skin. Examples of skin lesions are epidermoid cysts, lipomata (benign tumour of fatty tissue), skin tags and moles.
At Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital we have a dedicated laser suite, providing a variety of laser services.
Moles are a form of pigmented lesion. Benign (non cancerous) lesions can simply be left alone. However if your mole bothers you in any way your consultant may recommend removal (excision).
Our experienced consultants can visually assess skin lesions and (if necessary) scan them using state-of-the-art scanning equipment to analyse and detect even the smallest changes. The procedure is painless, quick and safe.
There are several types of surgery for skin cancer. In the first instance your consultant may want to perform an excisional biopsy to confirm the cancer and remove it.
During this treatment, a small piece of skin is grafted from another area of your body onto a leg ulcer.
Treatment of disorders of pigmentation of the skin.
Many of our hospitals offer surgery for benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) conditions of the skin.