I provide a full range of medical and surgical dermatologic services for people of all ages at Ponsonby and Botany locations
GP referral is desirable, but not required for consultation. I would prefer to keep your GP informed.
This is my practice alone, so that when you come for a consultation or procedure you will always be seen and treated only by a consultant dermatologist with over 20 years experience.
My goal is to give you the best advice and full range of treatment options explained in terms that you can understand. This will help ensure you get the best outcome.
Although I manage most medical and surgical problems myself, I will always offer referral to another type of specialist, private or public service if this will give you the best and most cost-effective outcome.
DETECTING AND SCREENING FOR SKIN CANCER
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand. 80% of all new cancers each year arise in the skin. New Zealand and Australia have the highest melanoma rates in the world. Sqamous and basal cell carcinoma are even more common. Early detection is vital. A regular check from a specialist dermatologist is the best way to ensure this.
I offer specialist skin surgery for melanoma and other skin cancers as well as benign lesions. I have managed over 2000 melanomas in the last 20 years. I can offer a wide range of procedures including excision with flaps and grafts if needed, biopsy, shave excisions and diathermy. Surgery is performed in our comfortable fully equipped outpatient theatre avoiding unecessary private hospital costs. We have been externally audited to comply with the NZSI Office Sugery standard.
MANAGEMENT OF MEDICAL DERMATOLOGY PROBLEMS
Expert specialist diagnosis and a full range or treatment options for all skin disorders in adults and children including:
- Pruritus ( itch)
- Disorders due other medical conditions