Biopsies and Elliptical Excisions

Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Both Biopsies and Excisions require the removal of an amount of a potentially cancerous growth, but for two different purposes. King Street Skin Cancer have highly-qualified and experienced skin cancer experts to provide both biopsies and elliptical excisions for skin cancer diagnosis and treatment in our Warrawong practice.

Biopsies and Elliptical Excisions

Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Both Biopsies and Excisions require the removal of an amount of a potentially cancerous growth, but for two different purposes. King Street Skin Cancer have highly-qualified and experienced skin cancer experts to provide both biopsies and elliptical excisions for skin cancer diagnosis and treatment in our Warrawong practice. 

Biopsy

What is a Biopsy?

A biopsy is a medical test done typically by a surgeon, where a small sample of tissues is taken to undergo tests. If there are any potential skin concerns, your doctor may recommend a biopsy in order to test for a cancer diagnosis.

Biopsies are small samples and are done under local anaesthetic so you won’t feel any pain. There are a few different kinds of skin biopsies: all of which King Street Skin Cancer is qualified and experienced in:

Punch

A small circular tool collects a small section of the deeper layers of your skin.

Shave

A device similar to a razor collects a small amount of surface tissue.

Excision/Incision Biopsy

A part or all of the lump or area of skin is removed. You may require some stitches after this kind of biopsy.
Skin Biopsy

Book a Skin Check Today

The GPs at King Street Skin Cancer have many years of experience in performing skin checks with both male and female doctors are available for bookings. If you have not received a skin check for some time, or have a mole you’re concerned about, please book an appointment as soon as possible.

Skin Excision

Elliptical Excision

What is an Elliptical Excision?

Excisions are the removal of potentially or diagnosed skin cancer tumours. Excisions can be used to remove the cancer, or can remove a potentially cancerous growth. During an excision, performed by a surgeon, the area is numbed with local anaesthetic, and then the tumour is cut out, along with some surrounding normal tissue to ensure all the cancer cells are removed. The area is then stitched back up.

Excisions may leave a scar, however the surgeon will endeavour to make the scarring as minimal as possible. Early detection is important, as this can mean smaller excisions, or not having to explore more invasive procedures.

If you have a mole or area of skin that is concerning you, or if you have a diagnosis and need a growth excised, then don’t hesitate in calling us to book an appointment.

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Where To Find King Street Skin Cancer

Where To Find King Street Skin Cancer

King Street Skin Cancer is conveniently located at 67 King Street, Warrawong, next to Warrawong Library and Plush Furniture.

Our premises has ample parking available on Carlotta Cres, at the northern end of Darcy Wentworth Park. Our practice is located at the corner of King Street & Hoskins Avenue.

We have accessibility parking available beside our building on the corner of King Street & Hoskins Ave. Enter via Hoskins Ave. During your visit you can also enjoy great coffee and refreshments from our in house cafe King Street Coffee.

If you have trouble finding us, please call us.