Services Offered

Patients are cared for at the Warner Skin Cancer Clinic by Dr Ala Melati and Dr Zeeshan Rahim. Both of our doctors have extensive experience in this field.

Some of the non surgical services provided at the clinic include;

  • Both “spot” and full skin checks
  • Preventive (sun sense) educational advice
  • Information on how to self-check your skin for melanoma
  • Monitoring of suspicious lesions and those individuals with multiple dysplastic naevi (abnormal moles)
  • Total body photography for high risk individuals
  • A variety of nonsurgical options for precancerous (sunspots) and cancerous skin lesions. These include cryotherapy (freezing) as well as the use of various creams and gels

A variety of surgical procedures are performed on site. These are usually performed with local anaesthetic. These include;

  • Punch and shave biopsies (these can be performed where the diagnosis is unclear and assists in determining what treatment (if any) is required.
  • Curette and diathermy. This involves scraping and cauterising. Particularly useful for shallow skin cancers
  • Primary closure or a simple elliptical removal. This is the most common form of surgical removal.
  • Skin grafts & flap reconstruction are reserved for more challenging large or specially located skin cancers e.g. nose, ears.

Dr Ala Melati holds a Master of Medicine in Skin Cancer and is an accredited Doctor of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. Where you see the logo, you know you have found a doctor who has the proven skills and knowledge in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer. 

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