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Expert skin cancer detection and skin cancer treatment services that save lives.

Dr. Matt Reid

Eastern Skin Cancer Clinic is owned and operated by Dr. Matt Reid, and is the partner skin cancer clinic to Upper Ferntree Gully Medical Clinic. Matt is a General Practitioner (GP) who has worked extensively in skin cancer medicine since 2012 and completed the Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) from the University of Queensland in 2015. This is the highest skin cancer qualification in the world for GPs, and enables him to be called an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor.

In 2015, Matt found over 1% of all melanomas in Victoria.

Skin Checks

Skin checks by an qualified doctor are the most efficient way of detecting skin cancer. People often come to get a single mole checked, but a full skin check can reveal other skin cancers they weren’t aware of.

A full skin check means undressing down to your underwear (ladies keep bras on) and having all of your skin checked except private areas, unless you request this. Appointments are 15 minutes long, but a skin check can take as little as 5 minutes, or as long as 20, depending on how many lesions need to be examined. Book in for our skin cancer checks in Melbourne today, Contact Us.

Dermatoscopy

The cornerstone of skin checking is the dermatoscope. A dermatoscope is simply a magnifying glass with polarised light, but knowing how to use one greatly improves a skin cancer doctor’s ability to detect skin cancer.

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Imaging

During your skin check you will almost certainly have photos taken of your skin and stored on our computer for future comparison. For most people only a few photos are necessary. But for some people, particularly those who have over 100 moles on their skin, more extensive imaging is needed. That’s because people with lots of moles have a much higher risk of melanoma. And that risk is over-and-above their skin colour and the amount of sun damage they have.

Non-surgical

When a pre-skin cancer or a thin skin cancer is found, there can be several treatment options that don’t involve operating. One of the most common ways to treat these lesions is by freezing them with liquid nitrogen. This is quick, easy, cheap way of dealing with many non-dangerous skin lesions.

Surgical

Many lesions, however, do require surgical excision. At Eastern Skin Cancer Clinic, we use a special preparation which greatly reduces the sting of injecting local anaesthetic, thereby making the procedure much more comfortable.

While the vast majority of skin cancers fortunately can be removed with a simple elliptical excisions, some require more elaborate techniques. Dr Matt Reid is highly experienced at operating on difficult areas of the body such as lower legs, digits, noses and ears, and regularly performs complex procedures such as flaps and grafts. For very large or difficult lesions, or for comprehensive treatment of deep melanomas, referral to a specialty hospital service is often necessary.

Fees

Eastern Skin Cancer Clinic charges the following for a full skin check – you will never be charged more than these amounts. A gap fee is payable for all procedures and is charged per 15 minutes, this can be discussed as necessary. A standard Medicare rebate of $38.20 applies to the fees below:

  Full Fee Health Care Card Children Under 17 Aged Pension DVA Gold Card
9am – 5pm $110 $90 $70 $70 Bulk billed
After 5pm $130 $130 $130 $130 $130
  9am – 5pm After 5pm
Full Fee $110 $130
Health Care Card $90 $130
Children Under 17 $70 $130
Aged Pension $70 $130
DVA Gold Card Bulk billed $130

Skin Cancer Types

Learn more about the different types of skin cancer and the associated risks of living in Australia.

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We are a skin cancer clinic in Upper Ferntree Gully.
Dr. Matt Reid is a caring and highly qualified Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor who specialises in skin cancer diagnoses and skin cancer treatment.

Come and see Matt at Eastern Skin Cancer Clinic today!

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