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:
- 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.
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