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NB: Please note, any patients receiving Private treatment for skin cancer, can transfer back to the NHS at any time during the process.
Bristol Plastic Surgery aims to ensure the best treatment for all types of skin cancer, using what ever modality is most appropriate, in the most timely manner. To meet this objective we work in close association with Dermatologists and Oncologists to provide a coordinated and comprehensive treatment program that is effective, efficient and aesthetic. We have been treating NHS patients under contract with North Bristol Trust (NBT) and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHBT) for several years, as well as self-paying patients and patients covered by insurance.
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We provide a full consultant lead skin cancer service, in collaboration with Consultant Oncologists, which includes:
We hold weekly skin cancer clinics. This gives you the opportunity to have any areas of concern quickly examined by a qualified consultant plastic surgeon with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers.
Those lesions thought to be small skin cancers can usually be removed the same day before 24 hours and no later than one week after diagnosis. Non-urgent moles and lesions can be removed at a time to suit you. All the moles and lesions we remove are sent for full histological examination, and you will be informed of the results. This service provides rapid diagnosis, reassurance and treatment.
The majority of suspicious lesions can be removed and the wound simply sutured under local anaesthetic as an outpatient. This provides both the diagnosis and treatment at the one procedure. Even then the surgery can usually be carried out under local anaesthetic as an outpatient.
If the findings in the pathologist’s report indicate the need for more extensive surgery then this will be explained to you in full detail and arrangements then made to perform this either under local anaesthetic or under general anaesthetic. This could be a simple wider excision and direct suture or in some instances, a split skin graft may be required.
Situated within our premises in the heart of Bristol, we offer the best treatment for all types of skin cancer, using what ever modality is most appropriate, in the most timely manner.
All of our treatments are carried out at 58 Queen Square. These outstanding clinical facilities are set in comfortable and restful surroundings.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer. It is a malignant growth on the skin that is commonly found on or near the neck or ears but also can be found anywhere on the body.
SCC’s appear as a pink raised crusty or scaly small lump. Often it is very tender to touch and could also bleed.
It is important that if you notice a change on the skin, you have it checked as most cases of SCC are curable, however, the longer the growth is left the deeper into the tissue it can grow, causing further damage. A surgical procedure is normally performed where the SCC and a small area of skin around it are removed. Sometimes radiology is recommended depending on the size and location of the lesion.
If you are at all concerned contact us immediately and book an appointment at our clinic. You may not need surgery and we would be happy to offer reassurance.
The price for your initial consultation with a Consultant Plastic Surgeon will be £130.00.
Should you wish to proceed with the recommended procedure, a comprehensive quote will be provided to you during your consultation and subsequently confirmed in writing.
As a guide, the all-inclusive price for a 45 minute procedure is £970.00