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Arana Hills Plaza
5-11 Patricks Rd.
Arana Hills, QLD, 4054
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 6:30pm
Sat 8:30am - 12:30pm
Sun 9:00am - 4:00pm
Queenslanders continue to experience the highest rate of skin cancer in Eastern Australia and Brisbane is the "Melanoma Capital"
All of the medical staff at Arana Hills Medical are experienced in skin cancer detection and removal. Dr Hearnden is currently undertaking the Master of Medicine Course program in Skin Cancer and has attained the level of Graduate Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine (UQ) with distinction.
Detection is enhanced by the use of Dermoscopy equipment and magnifying loupes. Dr Hearnden has advanced training in dermoscopy. The MOLEMATE imaging device allows excellent clarity and image storage. There is also CANON photographic equipment to store images quickly as well as quality dermatoscopes. Dr Hearnden has experience in using these diagnostic aids. Any suspicious lesions are examined by biopsy which may be by :
If the lesions are considered of low risk such as Actinic Keratoses or Seborrhoeic Keratoses, removal may be undertaken by:
High risk lesions and cancers are recommended for removal by full excision and suture.
Difficult areas such as the head and neck as well as lower legs may required special plastic surgery techniques. Dr Hearnden has trained and developed the ability to remove many of these lesions using local skin flaps.
The most difficult lesions requiring full thickness grafting are referred to trusted Plastic Surgeons.
Post operative care is provided by our excellent Practice Nurse Tracy