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Rodney Surgical Centre

Private Surgical Service

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

Skin Cancer Surgery

There are three main types of skin cancers: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma.

Surgery to remove skin lesions usually involves local anaesthesia (the area around the scar is numbed by injecting a local anaesthetic) and stitches. You may or may not have a dressing put on the wound and it is important to keep the area dry for 24 hours. Stitches may be removed in 1-2 weeks. You may need to take a few days off work after the surgery.

This page was last updated at 1:14PM on November 15, 2018.