Dr. Alex is passionate about quality care, which shines through by his meticulous operative techniques and attention to detail together with his genuine, compassionate and caring manner.
Dr. Alex is highly qualified and up-to-date with the latest developments in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. As a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), you can be confident you are in good hands, as these qualifications are only awarded to those doctors who have successfully completed several years of rigorous surgical training. Dr Alex has performs the following procedures in his newly created clinic in Box Hill.
As a specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Alex is highly regarded in all areas of skin cancer treatment and surgery. Rest assured, you will receive the highest standard of quality and competency.
If we suspect that you may have a skin cancer, a biopsy may be needed for diagnosis. This is a quick and simple procedure usually done under local anaesthesia. For a known BCC or SCC, the lesion is usually cut out and sent to a pathology lab for examination under a microscope.
Most skin cancers are removed surgically. If the cancer is small, the procedure can be done quickly and easily. The procedure may be a simple excision, which usually leaves a thin, barely visible scar. If examination shows that all the cancer cells have probably been removed, you may not need further treatment.
For a suspected melanoma, we may remove all or part of the lesion. It is then sent to a laboratory so a pathologist can examine it under a microscope. Depending on the pathologist?s report, a wider excision (that is, taking more skin more deeply) may be recommended. In which case, a skin graft or a skin flap may be required to repair a large area of skin.
If the cancer is large or if it has spread to the lymph glands or elsewhere in the body, major surgery may be required.