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Private Dermatology Services at BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow.
If you’re currently suffering from a skin condition such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, or you have a lesion or mole you think needs attention, you can book an appointment at BMI Ross Hall Hospital, where one of the leading dermatologists are ready to help you.
The expert Consultant Dermatologists that we work with have access to our cutting-edge technology and advanced facilities that enable us to offer accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment for a wide range of skin disorders.
Diagnosis and treatment for various conditions and skin lesions will be offered at the same appointment wherever possible, and diagnosis may include specialised scopes, blood tests or biopsies.
We offer a fast turnaround for diagnostics and treatment for all suspected skin cancers and will ensure we assess any worrying lesions quickly and effectively. However, most of the time, there is nothing to worry about, and any lesions requiring attention are easily treated.
The experienced dermatology consultants are also able to carry out private minor surgery for the removal of skin lesions such as moles, cysts, lipomas and skin tags.
Book your initial appointment at BMI Ross Hall Hospital’s comprehensive dermatology facility today.
The skin is a remarkable organ that acts as your first line of defence against disease, shields your other organs and regulates your temperature. Dermatologists at BMI Ross Hall Hospital are all expert consultants with extensive experience and specialised skills to be able to offer you the best care possible.
Skin conditions vary greatly in their severity and can be caused by a number of factors. Common factors include allergens, irritants, stress, skin cancer, genetic factors and autoimmunity. Common symptoms to look out for include:
If you notice any mole or lesion that has changed in size, shape or colour and are worried that it might be skin cancer, BMI Ross Hall Hospital offers specialised private skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. Whilst noticing a change on your skin can be worrying, consultants are frequently able to reassure patients that there is nothing to worry about.
We regularly help patients experiencing the following conditions:
Whatever the severity of your skin condition, diagnosis and treatment will be tailored to you and conducted by a professional dermatology consultant supported by the experienced multidisciplinary team at BMI Ross Hall Hospital.
During the initial consultation, your specialist will learn about and evaluate your symptoms and medical history to get a clear understanding of your possible condition and to determine the best course of treatment.
Depending on your condition and severity of symptoms, your consultant may request further tests be carried out to assess your potential situation in more detail. For a variety of conditions, diagnosis and treatment will be offered at the same appointment wherever possible.
The dermatology speciality is not a major surgery speciality. Therefore, the majority of care is provided in outpatients, with most diagnosis and examinations carried out in the same room. We offer all minor surgical procedures in our dedicated outpatient treatment rooms, which allow patients a seamless and prompt treatment journey.
For common skin conditions such as eczema and acne, further investigative tests are rare. Usually, your Dermatologist will provide specialist advice and possibly write you a prescription before arranging a follow-up appointment in a few weeks.
For concerning moles or lesions, the Dermatologist will carry out a thorough examination of the affected area. They will use a dermoscope, which is a specialist dermatological microscope, to examine the lesion or mole as well as examining the rest of your body to ensure there are no other lesions that need attention.
Upon this examination, the consultant may request biopsies, blood tests or skin samples be taken. Most of the following tests can be booked within a couple of weeks:
Once the tests have been completed and the results are ready, you’ll attend a follow-up appointment or have a phone call to discuss the results and determine the best form of treatment for you. If no further treatment is required, your consultant will write to you with a discharge letter.
In the situation that your biopsy results confirm that you have a form of skin cancer, your Dermatologist will discuss the next steps and determine a comprehensive treatment plan for you.
The aim of the surgery is to remove as much of the cancer as feasibly possible while causing the least damage to healthy surrounding tissue. Thin layers of skin containing the cancer are gradually removed and examined in the lab until no cancer-containing tissue remains, only healthy tissue. The procedure is commonly known as Mohs micrographic surgery.
It is considered the most effective skin cancer treatment because it has the highest cure rate, up to 94% for skin cancer that has returned from previous treatment and 99% for skin cancer that has not before been treated.
It has many additional benefits associated with it, most notably the fact that it is a fairly straightforward procedure and can usually be done in outpatients in stages while the patient waits. It can also be done under local anaesthesia and leaves minimal residual damage.
Our excellent outpatient team supports the consultant Dermatologists to provide you with comprehensive care, whether you’re experiencing acne or require treatment for skin cancer. With advanced facilities and a forward-thinking approach, the leading specialists will ensure you receive tailored treatment and will be there to comfort and reassure you from initial consultation and diagnosis to treatment and throughout your recovery.
At BMI Ross Hall Hospital, we are proud of our prompt, safe and high-quality care for patients. We offer:
Your skin works hard to protect your body from harmful diseases, and sometimes, it requires some help. When you do need treatment, you’ll want to know you are in the best hands to help you through to a full recovery. The vastly experienced dermatology team is here to help you through every stage of your journey.
Give us a call or book online with a dermatology consultant today.
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