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Staged Margin Controlled Surgery 


At Drummoyne Surgery and Skin Cancer Clinic, we are proud to offer the most advanced surgical technique to treat skin cancers for residents of Drummoyne, Balmain, Rozelle, Five Dock, Gladesville, Hunters Hill, Leichhardt, Sydney CBD and the greater Sydney area. Staged Margin Controlled Surgery is a very important technique to provide definitive treatment for head and neck skin cancer. Drummoyne Surgery & Skin Cancer Clinic is one of the few Skin Cancer Clinics in Sydney offers Staged Margin Controlled Surgery.


See the effectiveness of Staged Margin Controlled Surgery

Staged Margin Controlled Surgery has superior cure rate of 99% of skin cancers comparing to conventional surgery of 80% - 90% and it has extremely lower 5 years recurrent rate 2% versus 20% from conventional surgery.
Dr Andrew Li, has successfully performed a large number of cases using Staged Margin Controlled Surgical technique.  By using this technique patients will be assured that 100% clearance of the tumour will be achieved once it has been treated.  The other advantages this treatment provides are minimal tissue destruction and maximal conservation of cosmetic result.
Dr Andrew Li was recently invited to give a presentation on staged margin controlled Surgery to the skin cancer conference of the Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine in Sydney.  The pictures you see on this page are of his patients. 

If you reside in Drummoyne, Balmain, Rozelle, Five Dock, Gladesville, Hunters Hill, Leichhardt, Sydney CBD or the wider Sydney area, contact us today.




Example Case 1

Tumour (BCC) before surgery

Complete clearance

Wound closure

 3 months later

Example Case 2

Invasive Basal Cell Carcinoma on lip

Tumour clearance

Wound closure

5 months later

Indications for Staged Margin Controlled Surgery:

1) Tumour in head and neck, especially lips,nose, ears, periorbital,retroauricular sulcus, melolabial folds;
2) Large tumour >2cm;
3) Aggressive tumour, poorly defined clinical margins;
4) Recurrent tumour;
5) Positive margins after simple excision;
6) Tumours at high risk of local recurrence and/ or metastasis such as morpheaform, infiltrative, micronodular,metatypicalsubtypes of BCC, perineural BCC / SCC, keratoacanthoma, malignant melanoma, spindle cell tumours (dermatofibrosarcomaprotuberans, atypical fibroxanthoma, malignant fibrous histocytoma, leiomyosarcoma), sebaceous carcinoma, angiosarcoma, merkel cell carcinoma;