Procedures undertaken by Prof. Dixon

Skincanceronly procedures

Procedures undertaken include:

  • Simple elliptical skin excisions including curvi – elliptical excisions
  • Punch / shave / excisional / curette and incisional skin biopsies
  • Random pattern skin flap procedures including: rhomboid, multi point rhomboid, rotation, transposition, bilobed, single advancement, twin opposed advancement, “O” – “S” type twin rotation, “O” – “Z” type twin rotation, etc, bilateral transposition, multi transposition flaps, “7” type zygoma flaps, “A” – “T” flap, twin reversed “A” – “T” flaps, ROM flaps etc,.
  • Island flap type procedures including: “V” – “Y” advancement
  • Full thickness excision and repairs of lip, eyelid, ear, nose, cheek
  • Laser management of angiomas and benign naevi
  • Full thickness skin grafts
  • Interpolation flaps such as myocutaneous flaps and supratrochlear (forehead) flap repairs
  • Lymph node biopsies: - fine needle aspirate, limited open biopsies,
  • Digit amputations for cancers                    ·       Microdermabrasion
  • Partial thickness skin grafts                       ·       Margin control surgery
  • Scar revision post tumour excision             ·       Cryotherapy
  • Skin curettage                                          ·       Serial curette / cryotherapy
  • Surgery for all types of skin tumour including malignant melanoma, BCCs and SCCs.
  • Regional nerve field blocks including: supraorbital, infraorbital, supratrochlear, post auricular, auriculotemporal, mental, posterior tibial, digital etc,.
  • Minor toe and foot procedures                   ·       Deep skin foreign body 
  • Wedge resection of toenail, fingernail         ·       Other simple dermatologic surgery procedures

 

Procedures NOT undertaken

Cosmetic procedures are not undertaken. This practice focuses exclusively on treatment of pathological skin lesions. No procedures are undertaken where there is or was no skin lesion, naevus or pathology present.

Photodynamic therapy is no longer provided at our medical centre following research showing it is harmful rather than beneficial to patients at risk of skin cancer.