An electric current is applied to a skin cancer or other lesion, causing burning of the cancer/unwanted tissue.
A doctor treats the skin lesion with an electric current, delivered via an electrode. This treatment generates heat, which burns and destroys tissue. The procedure is usually done in less than a minute. No stitches are required and there is minimal discomfort afterwards.
People with skin cancers suitable for electrosurgical treatment
People with angiomas, seborrhoeic keratoses, skin tags and other skin lesions suitable for electrosurgical cosmetic treatment
The standard fee is for treatment of one skin lesion. If multiple lesions are to be treated, we will calculate a single fee for treatment of all lesions.
In some cases, electrosurgery is performed in conjunction with curettage for the treatment of skin cancer. In these cases, a higher fee applies.
The discount fee is offered to:
- children under 18
- Health Care Card holders
Note: You must present a current and valid Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card when you attend for your appointment.
Discounts are offered at our discretion and may be withheld for patients who have previously missed appointments or cancelled at late notice.
Discounts are not available for cosmetic procedures, e.g. removal of angioma or skin tag.
No Medicare rebate is payable for this service.
This service was covered by Medicare item 30195, which was discontinued in 2018.
Private health insurance