Skin Cancer Surgery

Complete Results

4 Weeks +

Recovery Time

7 – 14 Days

Nights In Hospital

Same Day or Overnight Stay Maximum


Skin Cancer Surgery: Safeguarding Your Health with Precision and Care

At the forefront of dermatological excellence, Dr. Deemesh Oudit brings his renowned expertise to the pivotal field of skin cancer surgery. With a combination of technical precision and compassionate care, our clinic offers a beacon of hope and healing for those facing skin cancer. Here, the focus is not just on removing cancer but on preserving your health and appearance, ensuring that every patient receives personalized care tailored to their unique needs.

Dr. Oudit, a GMC Specialist Registered Consultant Plastic Surgeon and one of the UK’s top plastic surgeons, brings a unique blend of surgical mastery and artistic finesse to each procedure. His approach to skin cancer surgery is not only about treating the disease but also about restoring the patient’s confidence and quality of life.

At our Manchester clinic, we understand the gravity of a skin cancer diagnosis. Our commitment is to provide you with the safest, most effective treatment options, utilizing the latest advancements in surgical techniques. Let us guide you through this journey with the assurance that you are in the hands of a surgeon who is not just a medical expert but a trusted partner in your care.

Detailed Overview

Skin cancer surgery is a critical procedure aimed at removing cancerous growths from the skin. Our clinic specializes in various surgical techniques, tailored to address the specific type and stage of skin cancer you are facing. Whether it’s a basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma, our approach is always patient-centric, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Ideal candidates for skin cancer surgery are individuals diagnosed with skin cancer who are in overall good health. The decision to undergo surgery is a significant one, and we are here to ensure that it’s made with the utmost consideration of your overall well-being and aesthetic concerns.

Our process begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your skin cancer, including its type, location, and extent. This assessment is crucial in determining the most effective surgical approach. We use a range of state-of-the-art techniques, from Mohs surgery, known for its precision in removing cancerous cells while conserving healthy tissue, to excisional surgery for larger or more invasive cancers.

Throughout your treatment journey, we focus on minimizing scarring and maximizing aesthetic outcomes. This is where Dr. Oudit’s expertise as a plastic surgeon becomes invaluable, as he combines oncological effectiveness with cosmetic sensibility.

The goal of skin cancer surgery at our Manchester clinic is not only to remove the cancerous cells but also to ensure that the aesthetic impact of the surgery is as minimal as possible. By choosing our clinic for your skin cancer surgery, you are entrusting your care to a team that prioritizes your health and your confidence.

Why It’s Done

Navigating the Need for Skin Cancer Surgery: A Path to Healing and Restoration

Skin cancer surgery is a critical intervention aimed at removing cancerous cells from the skin, thereby preventing the spread of the disease and preserving the health and appearance of the patient. The procedure is not only a medical necessity but a crucial step in restoring peace of mind and quality of life.

This surgery is typically recommended when skin cancer is diagnosed, especially in cases where non-surgical treatments are not viable or have proven ineffective. It is particularly essential for treating melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, and other types such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

Patients opting for skin cancer surgery can expect several benefits:

  • Complete Removal of Cancer: The primary goal is to entirely remove the cancerous cells, reducing the risk of recurrence.
  • Preservation of Healthy Tissue: Advanced surgical techniques aim to preserve as much healthy skin as possible.
  • Aesthetic Consideration: As a skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Oudit focuses on minimizing scarring and maintaining the natural appearance of the skin.
  • Peace of Mind: Successfully removing the cancer can provide significant emotional relief and reduce the anxiety associated with a cancer diagnosis.

By choosing our clinic for your skin cancer surgery, you are opting for a treatment that combines medical efficacy with an empathetic and personalized approach.

How You Prepare

Preparing for Your Skin Cancer Surgery: Steps for a Successful Outcome

Preparing for skin cancer surgery is a crucial part of the treatment process. At our clinic, we ensure that you are fully informed and prepared for the procedure, making your journey as smooth and comfortable as possible.

  1. Initial Consultation: Your journey begins with a thorough consultation with Dr. Oudit. Here, he will review your medical history, conduct a detailed examination of the skin lesion, and discuss the best surgical options for your case.
  2. Pre-Operative Instructions: Prior to surgery, you will receive detailed instructions to prepare you for the procedure. This may include guidelines on medication, fasting, and skin preparation.
  3. Health Evaluation: A comprehensive health assessment may be necessary to ensure you are fit for surgery. This could include blood tests or other diagnostic procedures.
  4. Discussing Expectations and Concerns: It’s important to have an open discussion about your expectations, potential risks, and any concerns you might have. Dr. Oudit ensures that all your questions are answered, providing you with the confidence and comfort you need.
  5. Arranging for Recovery: Plan for your recovery period. This includes arranging for someone to drive you home after the surgery and help during the initial days of recovery.

By following these preparation steps, you are setting the stage for a successful surgery and a smooth recovery.

Procedure Steps

Step-by-Step Guide to Skin Cancer Surgery: Ensuring Excellence at Every Stage

Undergoing skin cancer surgery at our clinic involves a series of meticulously planned steps, each designed to ensure the highest standards of care and the best possible outcomes. Here’s an overview of what you can expect during the procedure:

  1. Pre-Surgical Marking and Anesthesia: The surgery begins with marking the cancerous area. Local anesthesia is typically administered to numb the area, ensuring a pain-free experience.
  2. Excision of Cancerous Tissue: Depending on the type and extent of the skin cancer, Dr. Oudit will carefully excise the cancerous tissue. Techniques like Mohs surgery may be used for precision removal, ensuring healthy tissue is preserved.
  3. Immediate Analysis of Tissue: In some cases, the excised tissue is immediately examined under a microscope to ensure all cancerous cells have been removed.
  4. Reconstruction of the Area: Following the removal of the cancer, Dr. Oudit employs advanced reconstructive techniques to restore the appearance of the affected area, minimizing scarring and preserving aesthetic integrity.
  5. Closure and Dressing: The surgical site is meticulously closed, often using techniques that enhance healing and reduce visible scarring. The area is then dressed to protect it during the initial stages of healing.
  6. Post-Surgical Care Instructions: Before discharge, you will receive detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth and effective recovery.

Each step of the procedure is carried out with the utmost precision and care, ensuring that the surgical goals are met while prioritizing patient comfort and safety.

Risks and Complications

Understanding the Risks and How We Minimize Them: A Commitment to Safety

As with any surgical procedure, skin cancer surgery carries certain risks and potential complications. Our clinic is committed to minimizing these risks, ensuring each patient is fully informed and prepared for the journey ahead. Some of the risks associated with skin cancer surgery include:

  • Infection: A common risk with any surgery, we mitigate this through sterile techniques and post-operative care instructions.
  • Scarring: While scarring is an inevitable aspect of surgery, Dr. Oudit’s expertise in plastic surgery significantly reduces its visibility and impact.
  • Bleeding: Controlled surgical techniques and careful patient monitoring help minimize this risk.
  • Allergic Reactions: Allergy tests and thorough patient history assessments are conducted to avoid any adverse reactions.
  • Changes in Skin Sensation: Temporary changes in skin sensation may occur, which typically resolve over time.

Dr. Oudit and his team are dedicated to ensuring that these risks are thoroughly communicated and managed effectively. The focus is always on patient safety, comfort, and achieving the best possible outcomes.

What You Can Expect

Your Journey Through Skin Cancer Surgery: A Comprehensive Guide

Embarking on skin cancer surgery with Dr. Oudit involves a series of stages, each integral to achieving the best possible results. Here’s what you can expect throughout your journey:

Before Surgery:

  • Consultation: An in-depth discussion with Dr. Oudit to understand your medical history, the specifics of your condition, and the proposed surgical plan.
  • Preparation Guidance: Detailed instructions on how to prepare for the surgery, including any necessary lifestyle or medication adjustments.

During Surgery:

  • A Supportive Environment: Our team provides a comforting and supportive atmosphere to ease any anxieties.
  • Expert Care: Dr. Oudit applies his surgical expertise, ensuring precision and care throughout the procedure.

After Surgery:

  • Immediate Post-Operative Care: Directly following surgery, our team monitors your recovery and provides guidance on post-operative care.
  • Recovery Period: Depending on the extent of the surgery, recovery time may vary. Instructions on wound care, activity restrictions, and follow-up appointments will be provided.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Regular check-ups with Dr. Oudit to monitor your healing and address any concerns.

At every stage, our team is committed to providing personalized care, ensuring your comfort and safety while striving for the best surgical outcomes.


Expected Outcomes of Skin Cancer Surgery: A Promise of Quality and Care

The primary goal of skin cancer surgery is the complete removal of cancerous cells, aiming to minimize the risk of recurrence while preserving the aesthetic appearance of the skin. Here’s what you can typically expect regarding the results:

  • Effective Removal of Cancer: The surgical techniques employed by Dr. Oudit aim to ensure the complete excision of cancerous tissues.
  • Aesthetic Consideration: With his background in plastic surgery, Dr. Oudit is adept at minimizing scarring and achieving aesthetically pleasing outcomes.
  • Follow-Up Care: Post-surgical follow-ups are crucial in monitoring healing and ensuring the effectiveness of the surgery.
  • Long-Term Health: While the surgery focuses on immediate cancer removal, it also plays a pivotal role in your long-term health and well-being.

Patients are encouraged to maintain regular check-ups and practice sun safety to prevent future skin issues. Our clinic offers continued support and guidance in your post-operative journey.


Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Cancer Surgery

  1. What types of skin cancer require surgery?
    • Surgery is often recommended for basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. The decision depends on the cancer’s type, size, location, and depth.
  2. How long does the surgery take?
    • The duration varies depending on the complexity and type of surgery. Simple excisions may take a short time, while more involved procedures like Mohs surgery might take longer.
  3. Is skin cancer surgery painful?
    • Pain is typically minimal, as the surgery is performed under local anesthesia. Any post-operative discomfort can be managed with prescribed pain medication.
  4. What is the recovery time for skin cancer surgery?
    • Recovery times vary. Patients usually resume normal activities within a week, but complete healing may take several weeks.
  5. Will there be scarring after the surgery?
    • Some scarring is inevitable, but Dr. Oudit’s expertise in plastic surgery techniques helps minimize and improve the appearance of scars.
  6. How can I prepare for the surgery?
    • Preparation includes following pre-operative instructions, arranging for transportation and post-surgery care, and avoiding certain medications.
  7. What follow-up care is required?
    • Follow-up appointments are necessary to monitor healing and ensure the complete removal of cancerous cells. Regular skin checks are also recommended.
  8. Can skin cancer return after surgery?
    • While surgery aims to remove all cancer cells, there’s a possibility of recurrence. Regular follow-ups and skin examinations are crucial.
  9. How can I prevent skin cancer in the future?
    • Prevention includes protecting your skin from excessive sun exposure, using sunscreen, and regular skin examinations.
  10. Can Dr. Oudit perform reconstructive surgery if needed?
    • Yes, Dr. Oudit is skilled in reconstructive surgery and can discuss options for restoring the appearance of the skin after cancer removal.

Before/After Gallery

Complete Results

4 Weeks +

Recovery Time

7 – 14 Days

Nights In Hospital

Same Day or Overnight Stay Maximum