Skin Excision of a Benign or Malignant Lesion

(Mole, Cyst or Tumour Removal)

Summary

This is the removal of skin lesions (lumps) found above or below the surface of the skin.

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.

    If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the best consultant for you to see.

    For more information, call our Reservations team on +44 (0) 1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.

    If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.

    If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation. This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).

    Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.

    If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

    Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

  • Prices

    The table below shows the approximate price for this treatment, which may vary depending on your individual case (see what’s included below).

    Skin excision of a benign mole or lesion

    Patient pathwayInitial consultationDiagnostic investigationsMain treatmentPost-discharge careGuide Price
    Hospital feesn/an/a£950Included£950
    Consultant’s fees£200n/aIncludedIncluded£200
    Guide price£200Nil£950Nil£1,150

    Skin excision of a malignant lesion

    Patient pathwayInitial consultationDiagnostic investigationsMain treatmentPost-discharge careTotal
    Hospital feesn/an/a£2.650Included£2,650
    Consultant’s fees£200n/aIncludedIncluded£200
    Guide price£200Nil£2,650Nil£2,850
  • What’s Included

    The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital.

    You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons:

    • The Consultant you choose 
    • Your medical history and whether you have any associated medical conditions which may impact this treatment
    • The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you 
    • The type of implant or drug you choose or your Consultant advises is best for you

    In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

This operation is usually carried out under local anaesthetic and takes between 15 and 25 minutes.

The surgeon will cut around the lesion and then remove it, closing the cut with stitches, which are often dissolvable. If they are not, then they will be removed after a 7 to 10 days by the medical team at KIMS.

After the operation you will be taken to your room and after a short while will be able to go home. You should not drive or operate machinery for 24 hours after the operation, though you should be able to return to work the day after this recovery period and carry out your usual activities.

To find out more:

If you would like to come to KIMS, contact our reservations team on +44 (0)1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

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