Skin Cancer / Head and Neck surgery

Skin cancer is the result of an abnormal growth of skin cells. Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun is a common cause.

There are three main types of skin cancer:

  • basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
    • Symptoms of BCC may include:
      • a pearly lump
      • a scaly, dry area that is shiny and pale or bright pink in colour.
      • bleeding, irritation
  • squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
    • Symptoms of SCC may include:
      • a thickened red, scaly spot
      • a rapidly growing lump
      • it looks like a sore that has not healed
      • it may be tender to touch
  • melanoma
    • Melanoma symptoms may include, change in an existing mole or appearance of a new spot:
      • Colour – a mole may change in colour or have different colour shades or become blotchy
      • Size – a mole may appear to get bigger
      • Shape – a mole may have an irregular border or may increase in height
      • Elevation- the mole may develop a raised area
      • Itching or bleeding

Skin cancer both melanoma and non-melanoma can metastise to the local nodal basin most commonly – neck, axilla and groin.

Dr Miteff is involved in the Head and Neck multidisciplinary meeting and Melanoma multidisciplinary meeting.

Not all skin cancers will require immediate surgery – it is important that you bring your pathology results with you to your consultation. You can email them to us prior to your consultation at please include your referral.

Dr Miteff performs surgery at :

Private Hospitals

  • Lingard Private Hospital
  • Warners Bay Private Hospital

Public Hospitals

  • Calvary Mater Hospital
  • John Hunter Hospital
  • Belmont District Hospital

If you choose to have your surgery at a Private Hospital we will provide you with a quotation on the day of your consultation. Should you choose to have surgery in a Public Hospital you will not be charged a surgery fee, however you will go on a waitlist for surgery.