Mole Removal Durham
Dr. Kim is the North East’s leading specialist surgeon in mole removal, skin cancer and melanoma.
Dr. Jong Kim has over 20 years’ experience in the removal of moles, cysts, lesions and skin tags and is proud to offer his services and expertise to our patients in Durham and the surrounding areas. Having obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England FRCS (Plast) in 2012, Dr. Kim is a professional and experienced surgeon, who’s primary aim is to aid you in a safe and simple mole removal surgery, making you feel comfortable every step of the way.
Dr. Kim is the North East’s leading specialist Plastic surgeon in moles, skin cancer and melanoma and can provide procedures in Durham.
If anything appears suspicious then the lesions will be further examined using a dermatoscope alongside a full body skin and mole review. This process will ensure that any regional lymph nodes (glands) and spreads (metastasis) are located. Tests and management plans will be discussed.
Dr. Kim will inspect the areas using a dermatoscope and will talk you through the various treatments that are suitable. Mole removal and the elimination of skin tags, cysts and lesions are all procedures that can be performed safely in the clinic as outpatient appointments.
If lesions are benign or early stages of skin cancer, then Cryotherapy or topical creams may be considered. If a small or shallow Basal Cell Carcinoma is suspected, then all that may be required will be a special cream. Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma skin cancers will frequently require removal. Suspicious moles will be analysed under a microscope after removal.
A biopsy may be used as a procedure to test abnormal looking moles and will be conducted under local anaesthetic. This means that you will aware of what is going on, but you will not feel any pain. The biopsy is an important process as it will help to gather information which will contribute to the right diagnosis.
The procedure usually takes around 30 minutes dependent upon how many lesions require removal. If a wound is too large to suture, then plastic surgery or a skin graft may be required to ensure that the wound is closed.
If you’re based within Durham or the surrounding areas and you would like more information on the mole removal procedures offered by Dr. Kim, feel free to get in touch to arrange your free ten-minute consultation, arranged through the BMI and Nuffieldhospitals, so that we can discuss your needs further.