Basal Cell Carcinoma
What is Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)?
Basal Cell Carcinoma or BCC (commonly known as Rodent Ulcer) is a malignant tumour of keratinocytes skin cells located in the stratum germinativum layer of the hair follicles. Therefore it appears only on Hairy areas but never on Palms or soles of feet. BCC is more common in North Europeans, fair skin people or people who take Immuno-suppressants or chemotherapy treatment.
BCC is the most common skin cancer in the world. Although there is no official number but skin professionals treat around 0.5 Million per year just in the UK. Thankfully BCC is harmless as it never spread to organs therefore it is not a life threatening condition.
The NHS usually offers a rapid diagnosis of skin cancer but the waiting time to get it removed can be extremely long taking several months. UK Skin offers a private skin cancer treatment service for patients who would like to explore a faster option than the NHS. There is no need for a referral from your GP or hospital.
The procedure will be done under local anaesthetic and would last approximately 30 minutes. The skin needs to be incised and the cancer cut out with some margins. The wound will be closed with sutures and a dressing will be applied on. It will leave a linear scar that usually fades away over the years. The removed lesion will be sent to Histology to be analysed under microscope. Patient will be reviewed to discuss the result. Communication between our Clinic and the NHS is upheld rigorously and we will keep your GP informed of the outcome.
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What is included : Once the patient goes ahead for surgery, the price will include the consultation, the surgical procedure, the post-operative care pack and the post treatment review if requested.
Dr Braham Ouali, Medical Director
- Experienced Consultant Skin Cancer Surgeon
- One of the Leading Surgeons in the UK for both Benign and Cancerous moles
- He has removed over 30,000 Skin lesions/Cancers
- Friendly and fluent in 4 languages
“5 stars are not enough to rate my service at UKSKIN. I had a suspected skin cancer mole and they saw me very quickly, gave me peace of mind by sending my mole for testing . Dr Ouali is a fantastic surgeon and I would recommend UKSKIN to everyone.”
Why Choose UKSKIN?
- Birmingham-based State of the Art Clinic
- Latest fully equipped surgical suites and facilities
- Affordable Prices, No NHS Referral Needed
- “See and Treat” Same Day Service
- Private Car Parking for 20 Cars
- Late opening until 7.30pm & Saturday
- CQC registered, doctor-led clinical environment ensuring clients the highest standard of safety, hygiene, treatment & care.
What our clients say…
Absolute first class service from Dr Ouali and his entire team. He performed procedures for both me and my mother. The communication throughout the process was superb. Working in healthcare myself I can state that the level of care and professionalism was second to none. I would certainly recommend this practice for anyone looking for any kind of skin treatment. Many thanks.
I am very happy with my cyst removal procedure with UKSKIN, all staff were lovely and the surgeon was very knowledgable and explained everything very well. I was looked after by the team for my post wound care. Lovely experience and affordable compared to other quotes I had received, I will be back for more procedures. (Google Review, Dec 2020)
Many thanks for the good job you have done. I also appreciated the relaxed manner which put me at my ease
I recently underwent an upper blepharoplasty with Dr. Braham Ouali. The results are outstanding and it’s only been 4 weeks since I had the procedure. I also received excellent care and support throughout my journey, which helped and reassured me immensely as I was so nervous. I am so happy I chose UKSkin. I will definitely be recommending Dr. Ouali and UKSkin in the future. (Google Review, Jan 2021)
UKskin are an exceptionally amazing team and I am very fortunate to come across this clinic. Dr Ouali performed my Lipoma removal accompanied by Nicky, they made me feel very comfortable and the whole experince was pleasent. I am so glad I had it done, high recommended!! (Google Review, Jan 2021)
I would like to praise and thank Dr Ouali who performed an excision on my inner lip, which was executed perfectly and healed quickly.
I am writing to say a very heartfelt thank you to Dr Ouali and all the staff for the excellent care and treatment I received in the clinic. I was extremely pleased with the top-notch care I received from Dr Ouali’s professional skill in the procedure of excision of my BCC. I could not have experienced a better care anywhere.
Dr Ouali is always a pleasure to work with, he has a friendly and professional approach to both patients and staff. His surgery is first class, some of the best I have ever seen!
Lynda Lewis, Senior Nurse Practitioner
Thank you for doing a wonderful job on my nose, all my very best wishes
Just a quick note of appreciation for your prompt and kind attention, many thanks
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