Moles are very common skin growths and often harmless, although they may be unsightly or get in the way. If the mole is unusual in some way, there is a chance it could be cancerous.
HCA hospitals can remove moles surgically. Once the skin is numbed, the lesion is cut or scraped out using a scalpel and the wound sealed by cauterisation. The mole can then be analysed in one of our dedicated laboratories to ensure that it is not cancerous.
If you have a mole removed at one of our hospitals:
- your surgery will be conducted by a specialist orthopaedic surgeon, using the latest and least invasive procedures possible
- you will be given the best care possible, should your mole be cancerous – we have dedicated cancer units and no waiting times (most HCA cancer patients choose to have surgery eight days after their referral, while the average NHS wait is much longer)
You can choose the consultant and hospital most convenient for you by simply entering the treatment into our ‘Consultant finder’.
With us, you can be sure you are getting the best treatment available. When you have any treatment in one of our units or hospitals, you will experience a number of benefits:
- Access to consultants who are experts in their field, working with the latest treatments and leading technologies in state-of-the-art facilities that smaller private hospitals cannot match.
- We are London’s leading private hospital group, treating 400,000 patients each year. This volume drives excellence and experience. We have invested £500 million in the last decade on the latest treatments, technologies and medication, many of which are not available on the NHS or via smaller private hospitals.
- You can be confident that we can take care of all your treatment needs. We are the only private hospital group to offer such an extensive range of treatments for patients of all ages.
- No waiting time. Your care will start as soon as you're ready.
- Your safety is protected. While some private hospitals don’t have any on-site critical care facilities in case of an emergency, our consultants have access to more critical care beds around the clock than any other private healthcare group in the UK. If you need urgent care you’ll receive it instantly – it’s very rare for us to transfer patients to another hospital. Our rates of MRSA are nearly five times lower than the national average. And we have zero recorded cases of some other common infections.
What to do next
Once you have decided that you would like to be treated at an HCA hospital, or would like further information, here's what to do next:
- Call one of our advisors on +44 (0) 20 7079 4399 or complete our web enquiry form.
- Check with your insurance company that your policy covers your treatment, and obtain authorisation.
- Visit or call your GP to obtain a referral letter and then call us to make an appointment to visit your chosen consultant and hospital at a time to suit you.
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