Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic

phone 07 4051 2828
address 3/163 lake st, cairns qld 4870
email info@cairnsskincancerclinic.com.au

Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic

According to the Cancer Council of Australia:

  • 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.
  • Skin cancers account for 80% of newly diagnosed cancers.
  • Melanoma is the most common cancer in people aged 15 – 44 years.

Who is at risk?

  • Spent your childhood in Australia?
  • Ever been sunburnt?
  • Fair skin that burns easily?
  • Blue or green eyes?
  • Fair or red hair?
  • Have a large number of moles?

Our mission is the early detection and treatment of skin cancers.

A skin cancer check with Dr. Gordillo

A skin cancer check appointment in our Cairns surgery.

Just as our name suggests, we are a dedicated skin cancer clinic. Our clinic is equipped with the latest technology in photography and dermoscopy. We use the MoleMAX High Definition System to store the images of moles digitally for life time comparison. The system allows us to look for the evidence of the appearance of new lesions or changes to existing lesions over time which assists in the early detection of skin cancer.

Make an appointment today. No referrals required.


Services

  • Comprehensive skin checks
  • Mole imaging and monitoring
  • Early detection, treatment and removal of skin cancers
  • Mole removal
  • Biopsies
  • Cryotherapy (freezing) of sun spots
  • On-site, fully equipped operating theatre

State-of-the-art Equipment—The MoleMAX

Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic uses the state of the art MoleMAX machine to assist in assessing and diagnosing our patients.

The MoleMAX magnifies a mole to 30 times and uses specialised light to look through your skin to see the mole structure. This makes detecting melanomas easier and means fewer unnecessary operations.

As you see your enlarged moles on the screen, Dr. Gordillo will point out to you the features of the mole that helps him make his diagnosis. The MoleMAX permanently records and stores images of your moles along with Dr. Gordillo’s diagnosis for a permanent lifetime record.

Fees

Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic is a private billing practice. Please contact us if you wish to discuss the fee for your appointment.

Medicare rebates apply.

Aged Pensioners and DVA card holders will be bulk billed.

Concession and Health Care Card holders will be charged a reduced rate.

Appointments

Consultation is by appointment. Urgent cases are seen on the day.

If you are a new patient, Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete paperwork.

Despite our best intentions, we sometimes run late! This is because someone has needed unexpected urgent attention. We appreciate your understanding.

You will receive an SMS reminder of your appointment 48 hours in advance.

Cancellations
Please advise us if you are unable to attend your appointment well in advance, as this enables us to reschedule the day for other patients.

Practice Notes

Test Results
When it comes to skin cancer, it is of extreme importance to have a proper and detailed explanation of your pathology results. Dr Gordillo will check all results on a daily basis and discuss them with patients personally as they become available. A copy will be sent to your usual GP if you have been referred to us.

Patient Feedback
We would like to hear about your concerns, complaints or suggestions. Please feel free to talk to Dr Gordillo or to Di regarding any issues. If you are unsatisfied with how we have handled your complaint, you can contact the Health Rights Commission on 1800 077 308 or post: GPO Box 3089, Brisbane 4001.

Patient Privacy
This practice is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal health information. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff and to comply with the Privacy Act.

Follow Up
As part of our commitment to preventative care, a reminder letter of your skin cancer check will be sent to you. Please advise us of any change of address.

Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic is a teaching practice affiliated with James Cook University’s School of Medicine and University of Newcastle.

Meet The Team

Dr. Patricio Gordillo

DR. Patricio Gordillo

Dr. Gordillo has worked extensively in both Australia and overseas. Dr. Gordillo graduated from the University of Sydney in 1994 and gained his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1998. He is an examiner for the RACGP. Since moving to Cairns in 2005 he has become increasingly involved in skin cancer medicine, obtaining his Certificate of Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery, Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine, Advanced Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery and Diploma of Dermoscopy (SCCA). Dr. Gordillo is a member of the Skin Cancer College Australasia.

Di Mouncey

Di Mouncey

Practice Manager

Your first point of contact at the Cairns Skin Cancer Clincic, Di is a wealth of nursing and management experience. Di holds a Diploma of Management and a Cert IV in Business. Di is a member of Australian Association of Practice Managers, Australian Practice Nurse Association and Skin Cancer College Australasia.

Contact Us

Surgery Hours
Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm

info@cairnsskincancerclinic.com.au

phone 07 4051 2828

office 3/163 Lake St, Cairns, QLD 4870

fax 07 4051 6898

Find Us

On site parking is available.

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