If you have not already consulted Dr Maguire or Dr McCabe, please book a telehealth consult. This is an initial videoconsultation where we will usually be able to confirm the diagnosis and make a treatment plan. (Please see our Privacy statement for information on using telehealth safely.)
If you have seen your own GP and have a referral letter you can bypass this step and go to step 2
We will explain the proposed treatment at this stage and may ask you to download and read our consent form and patient information materials.
Step 2: Treatment Appointment
We will see you by appointment at the clinic for your procedure which will involve meeting the doctor, discussing the plan, signing a consent form before the procedure. After the procedure you can usually go home immediately, but we have the facility for you to rest if you need to wait or we want to observe your progress for a little while.
Step 3: Suture removal & Dressing
For some cases there will be a need to have stitches removed and/or dressings changed and checked.
Step 4: Results
For many patients there will be a laboratory result to report. This might be a pathology (histology) report of a biopsy or the result of a swab test for infection or culture test for nail infection. Histology will be available about one month after your procedure. We will make an arrangement with you to make sure you get your result.
Step 5: Follow-up Care
For cases of skin cancer we will offer to provide skin checks at six monthly or other intervals for a number of years. Alternatively his can be provided by your own GP,if you prefer.