A doctor cuts around the skin lesion through the full thickness of the skin. The skin is removed and the resulting defect (hole) is closed with sutures (stitches)
A doctor cuts around the skin lesion through the full thickness of the skin. The skin is removed and the resulting defect (hole) is closed with sutures (stitches).
People with a skin lesion suspected of being skin cancer
People with a confirmed skin cancer, requiring wider re-excision
$180 - 650 ($195 - 715)
The fee is highly variable and is influenced by factors such as:
- anatomical location
- size of the lesion to be excised
- histological diagnosis
- amount of aftercare required
- costs of consumables and equipment used
The fee is usually payable after you have been informed of your pathology results, usually 4-7 days after the procedure. More information...
No out of pocket expense (From 1/1/ 23: $105 - 380)
The discount fee is offered to:
- children under 18
- Health Care card holders
The amount is equal to the Medcare schedule fee.
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.
45% - 85% of fee
The Medicare rebate is 45% of the standard fee and 85% of the Schedule fee.
The rebate is sometimes not known until after the pathology result is confirmed.
Medicare rebates for excision of melanoma (where we perform both the initial biopsy and subsequent wide local clearance) have decreased by at least $168 since 1 November 2022.
Private health insurance
Private health insurance does not pay for excision procedures performed in a skin cancer clinic.