Private Skin Cancer Treatment
The NHS generally offers a rapid diagnosis of skin cancer but patients are increasingly finding that the waiting list for treatment can be quite lengthy. In particular, patients waiting for basal cell carcinoma removal (often shortened to “BCC removal“) or rodent ulcers, can wait for several months or longer to be operated on. Once patients know that they have skin cancer, many want to have the lesion removed immediately.
At the Skin Surgery Clinic we offer a private skin cancer treatment service for patients who would like
- to explore a faster option than the NHS
- to be diagnosed, treated and reviewed privately.
Types of Skin Cancer
- Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) or Rodent Ulcer
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
- Malignant Melanoma
- Superficial Spreading Melanoma
- Nodular Melanoma
- Lentigo Maligna Melanoma
- Acral Lentiginous Melanoma
If you have a mole or lesion that you are worried about, it is important that it is checked by a medical professional as soon as possible.
Our service is consultant-led by Mr David Watt (Consultant Plastic Surgeon). All our Consultant Plastic Surgeons and Consultant Dermatologists are members of their local NHS hospital skin cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT) and attend weekly MDT meetings.
Before and After
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Removal – temple area
Skin Cancer Treatment Prices
|Excision, Histology & Review Appointment||from £595|
|Excision with Skin Graft, Histology & Review Appointment||from £995|
The exact cost of the procedure depends on the size, severity and number of lesions/BCCs and the time required to operate on them.
At the direction of your Consultant Surgeon, further procedures may be required to treat certain skin cancer conditions successfully. This can be discussed at your consultation appointment.
Who carries out Private Skin Cancer Treatment
Consultant Plastic Surgeons
Do I need an NHS referral?
There is no need for a referral from your GP or hospital. Many patients will have been to their GP before they come to us, but we are able to consult with and treat patients without an NHS referral.
Skin Cancer Treatment involves histology of the lesion/s in question, which includes a report outlining the findings. Communication between the Clinic and the NHS is upheld rigorously and we will keep your GP informed of the outcome of any consultation procedure.
Surgical Facilities at our Clinics
Our skin cancer treatment services are carried out in the Minor Ops Suite of our Leeds-Bradford clinic, located in Guiseley. Our clinics are monitored and regulated by the Care Quality Commission, allowing our Consultant Surgeons to provide the highest level of care, as you would expect from a private clinic or hospital.