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Removal Of BCC on Face
juancrego's Review of: Dr. daryl) hodgkinson

Rating: 9.81 (out of 10)
Review Date:
October 1, 2012, 8:33 pm


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. daryl) hodgkinson (My Profile)
City:
Double Bay
State:   (*)
Country:   Australia
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   juancrego (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   December 12, 2011
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

It is now over 10 months since I had a BCC removed from my left cheek by Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson at his Double Bay Day Surgery. This particular skin abnormality was detected by my eagle-eyed general practitioner, Dr Peter Holloway (this doctor himself is worthy of a glowing review as 'the World's Best GP'!!).

Dr. Holloway immediately referred me to Dr. Hodgkinson for the surgery. I found his reception staff exellent and when I explained my GP was concerned that this particular BCC had the potential to turn malignant, they arranged an almost immediate pre-op appointment for me.

Dr. Hodgkinson carefully explained the procedure he was going to undertake, and, most importantly, how his in-theatre pathologist would be at his side and running his tests to determine if all of the offending growth had been removed. Dr. Hodgkinson explained that in cases like mine, he insists on having the in-theatre pathology done while he is operating. This avoids the lengthy delay in outsourcing the testing, and also subsequent further surgery if pathology indicates not all has been removed. This made me feel extremely comfortable, particularly as Dr. Hodgkinson's pathologist has worked with him for many years.

Anyway, the surgery went amazingly well, and only took about 20 minutes under a local anaesthetic. Within a few days, all local redness and slight swelling had disappeared. Although I had in incision requiring 10 stitches, in only a few short weeks, I took great delight in my friends being unable to determine from which cheek the BCC had been removed from. In fact, at my follow-up visit some weeks later, Dr. Hodgkinson himself, had to don his surgeons magnifying glasses to inspect the work!

Would I recommend Dr. Hodgkinson? Absolutely, due to his skill, manner and thoroughness in successfully removing a growth in the most careful manner. The other major issue that sets this plastic surgeon apart from almost all of his competitors in Australia, is the fact that he carries out all procedures in his own private, state-of-the-art operating theatre in his Double Bay Premises, and with his own hand-picked, and highly trained surgical team. As he said to me, "You may think me a bit of a control-freak, but by having my own facility, I am in control of every aspect of my surgical procedures".

Hopefully, I shall never need another BCC removal. However, without doubt, Dr. Hodkinson would undoubtedly be my choice of surgeon.
 
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  (10)
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  (10)
Accessibility:
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  (9)
Personality:
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  (10)
Office & Support Staff, Nurses:
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  (9)
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  (10)
Price:
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  (10)
Office & Surgical Facility:
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  (10)
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