Dermatological surgery and laser unit

We provide surgical treatment for skin cancer and certain laser treatments.

We're a leading centre in the UK for Mohs micrographic surgery to remove skin cancer.

Our team of doctors and specialist nurses perform more than 2,000 skin cancer surgeries each year.

We also offer other skin procedures, including:

  • biopsy
  • confocal microscopy (using a laser to look at skin cells and structures without the need for a biopsy)
  • cryotherapy (removing skin tissue by freezing it)
  • photodynamic therapy (combining cream and light therapy)

When funding is available, we offer laser treatments, including:

  • pulsed dye laser (PDL) for birthmarks (vascular lesions)
  • carbon dioxide laser (C02) for certain scars and skin lesions
  • neodymium YAG (Nd:YAG) laser for specific pigmented lesions

We were the first hospital in the UK to use reflectance confocal microscopy. This uses laser to view cells and skin structures without the need for a biopsy in certain cases.

Our consultants

Raj Mallipeddi

Emma Craythorne

Nisith Sheth

Rakesh Patalay

Clare Kiely

Magnus Lynch

Jack Mann

Faisal Ali

Richard Barlow

Andrew Markey

Rakesh Anand

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

You can email [email protected] for more information.

Last updated: November 2023

Contact us

Appointments: 020 7188 6407

Skin cancer nurse helpline: 020 7188 0041

This number is for our existing patients to get clinical advice about non-urgent issues.

Wound advice: 020 7188 6284

This number is for non-urgent wound advice from our nurses. Please leave a message and we'll call you back by the next working day.

Address: O1, outpatient village, Cancer Centre at Guy's, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

We're open from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5:30pm.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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