Dermatologic Surgery

Skin Surgery

Dermatologic Surgery

Procedure: Excision of skin lesions +/- reconstruction
Anaesthesia: Local or general anaesthesia
Surgical Time: 30 minutes for lumps and bumps, longer for major procedures
Hospital Stay: Day case
Time off Work: 1 day
Back to Light Sports: 2 weeks
Full Recovery: 4 weeks
Follow-up: 1week, 6 weeks and then according to the histological diagnosis


London based dermatology and skin cancer specialist, Mr Mo Akhavani, provides treatment for all kinds of skin lesions, both malignant and benign.

If you notice a change to a mole somewhere on your body, or have an unexplained lesion or mark appear, it’s important to get it checked out by your GP or a dermatological specialist. While the majority of lesions are benign, having an accurate diagnosis and, if necessary an appropriate treatment plan, are crucial to your wellbeing.

Mr Akhavani has expertise in the treatment of all skin lesions including skin cancers such as:

 Basal cell carcinoma
 Squamous cell carcinoma
 Malignant melanoma
In his NHS practice, Mr Akhavani has been an active member of the skin cancer multidisciplinary network, and as such will treat you in accordance with the current national guidelines set by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Consultation and Procedure for Dermatological Surgery

During your initial consultation, Mr Akhavani will discuss your medial history with you and perform a detailed examination, enabling him to identify the most appropriate treatment option for you.

Mr Akhavani is able to offer a range of surgical procedures, including but not limited to:

 Simple excision of a mole
 Sentinel lymph node biopsy
 Lymph node clearance
The majority of dermatologic surgery is carried out under local anaesthesia.

You’ll be able to go home on the same day, return to work 1-2 days after surgery and resume light exercise 2 weeks after surgery.

You’ll be followed-up in one of Mr Akhavani’s outpatient clinics in London a week after the procedure in order to be given the histological diagnosis and to check the scars.

If you’re diagnosed with any form of skin cancer or are at a high risk of developing one in the future, Mr Akhavani will monitor your progress closely in the clinic.

So if you’re looking for a skin cancer specialist in London, or wish to arrange a consultation for dermatological surgery,
please call us on 0203 733 3224.


For further information on skin cancer and other skin conditions, please visit the following links:

BAPRAS Patient Information on Benign Skin Conditions
BAPRAS Patient Information on Skin Cancers
ASPS Patient Information on Skin Cancers