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All skin cancer surgery is carried out under local anesthetiic . Procedures are as follows Skin biopsy/Punch biopsy Curretage and cautery Shave biopsy Shave excision Excision follower by primary closure

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Dr. Dr Jibu Varghese


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.

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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.

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Mr. Anindya Lahiri

Cosmetic Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon


You should ask the operating surgeon but it sounds like a biopsy which involves a small injection to numb the skin and then removal of the mole with a border of 2mm of normal skin and then a few stitches to the wound

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Gerard Lambe

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