Skin cancer surgery - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

Learn all about Skin cancer surgery

Do you have a question about Skin cancer surgery?

Our experts have answered 4 questions about Skin cancer surgery.

Ask thousands of Doctoralia experts anonymously and for free

  • Your question will be published anonymously
  • Make it one, clear, medical question
  • Be brief
  • This service doesn´t replace a consultation with a medical professional. If you have a problem or emergency, go to a doctor or an emergency room.
  • Questions about a specific case or second opinion requests will not be allowed.

Here are the most popular ones:

Dermatological surgeons are able to do even large procedures using local anaesthetic. We do not tend to access GA lists. It is amazing how a well-used "little" can go a long way eg. by use of regional nerve blocks and tumescent technique.

  • 88
  • 2
  • 3
Dr. Andrew Affleck



Almost all skin cancer surgery is carried out under local anaesthesia. General anaesthesia is used if very large procedures are necessary such as large skin grafts or lymph node procedures.

  • 50
  • 10
  • 14
Dr. Anshoo Sahota



If it was really a BCC and was completely removed, nothing more needs to be done and there should be no need for further follow up. Perhaps there are some details missing.

  • 24
  • 8
  • 1
Mr. Anindya Lahiri

Cosmetic Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon


Usually local anaesthetic, skin preparation with antiseptics and drapes, surgical removal and suturing of the skin. The skin lesion will be sent off for microscopic investigation to the pathology lab and the results are often back in 2-3 weeks depending on local setup.

  • 111
  • 16
  • 8
Mr. Hagen Schumacher

Plastic Surgeon


See all 4 questions about Skin cancer surgery

In order to improve our service we are using our own and third-party cookies. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our cookie policy. More info X