Once a skin examination is performed and the doctor has identified a suspicious mole or skin spot, they will offer to perform a biopsy.
The biopsy is generally a painless procedure that can be done in the same session as the skin examination.
The doctor will first clean the surrounding area and use a local anaesthetic to numb the skin. As it is typically a simple procedure general anaesthetic, where the patient is put to sleep, is normally not required.
The doctor will then perform the biopsy and if it was an excisional procedure, where the entire mole was removed, will use stitches to help promote healing.
The doctor will then send the sample to our in-house laboratory and the patient will be able to make their way home.
SunDoctors are a group of specialised medical professionals, dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. We have the facilities and expertise to make our biopsies as efficient and painless as possible, while our in-house pathology labs boast the technology and infrastructure to ensure that cancer diagnosis is fast and accurate.
If you are due for your regular skin check or believe that you found a suspicious looking spot, then call SunDoctors today for a professional skin examination and diagnosis.