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
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.
No out of pocket expense
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.
Variable. Approximately half of the total fee.
The Medicare is usually more than 50% of the total fee. The rebate is not known until after the pathology result is confirmed.
Private health insurance
Private health insurance does not pay for excision procedures performed in a skin cancer clinic.