Dr. Joseph Rizk Offers Skin Cancer Surgery

Dr. Joseph Rizk, a leading plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Woollahra and Campsie, offers skin cancer surgery. This is part of his commitment to help those who have problematic skin health.

[SYDNEY, 4/10/14]—Dr. Joseph Rizk, one of the leading plastic and reconstructive surgeons in Woollahra and Campsie, offers skin cancer surgery. This is part of his practice’s aspirations to help those who have problematic skin health.

The Treatment

Early detection is important, which is why Dr. Rizk advises patients who have skin spots and are growing suspicious about them to never hesitate a visit to their GP. Dr. Rizk notes, however, that not all lesions or lumps are skin cancer. Nevertheless, he advises that those who feel unsettled about this should speak with a family doctor before going to a specialist.

Once referrals and initial screenings are done, the patient will have to undergo a biopsy. The procedure will eliminate any grey areas with the condition. Dr. Rizk offers the carrying out of biopsy in his office. The procedure, the doctor notes, may require the application of local anaesthetics. The procedure will determine the types of skin cancer in case there are detected signs.

While surgery may not be needed in some mild cases of skin cancer, patients will have to undergo a surgery if the GP or dermatologist requires them to go to a plastic surgeon. When it comes to the actual operation, Dr. Rizk will explain the pros and cons of applying general anaesthetics. Post-surgery measures usually include reviews after 5-7 days. Dr. Rizk will then remove the sutures and will give the formal results from the histopathology tests.

About Dr. Joseph Rizk

Dr. Joseph Rizk is a respected plastic surgeon in Woollahra and Campsie. His expertise falls under reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.Dr. Rizk completed his Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)at the University of Sydney. He underwent extensive training as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in New South Wales. Furthermore, he is affiliated with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Rizk also has a number of international training credentials under his belt. He furthered his skills in The Netherlands with the Dutch Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship for the mastery of the most recent surgical techniques.

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