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Dermatology

Area of medical practice that treats people with health conditions of the skin, hair or nails

Procedures:

Excision of large squamous or basal cell carcinoma

Surgery to remove a non-cancerous or cancerous lesion, cyst, scar, or ulcer from the skin of the face, scalp, neck, nipple area, lower leg, or forearm. The area may be repaired with either a flap of muscle, skin or muscle and skin from another part of the body directly after. The procedure is performed either in-hospital or at the specialist's room.

Excision of medium melanoma on trunk

Surgery to remove a cancerous area of skin between 15 mm and 30 mm in size. The sample is sent for testing to look at the cells. The procedure is performed either in-hospital or at the specialist's room.

Excision of small basal cell carcinoma on the face

Surgery to remove a cancerous area of skin less than 14 mm in size from the face. The sample is sent for testing to look at the cells.The procedure is performed either in-hospital or at the specialist's room.

Removal of skin lesion

Surgery to remove a non-cancerous or cancerous skin tumour, lesion, lipoma, cyst, scar, or ulcer from the skin of the head, neck, genitals, hand or fingers, lower leg, or foot. A sample of the tissue is sent for testing.

Skin flap repair

Surgery to move a piece of healthy muscle, skin, or both, to repair a nearby area after removal of a skin growth. The procedure is performed either in-hospital or at the specialist's room.

Wound debridement

A procedure to clean out a soft tissue wound. Pain relief may be given, and stitches may be used to close the wound.

Services:

Diagnostic procedures and investigations
MBS item 12012

Allergy tests on small patches of skin (epicutaneous). Testing is to find out what is causing skin rashes (dermatitis). Up to 25 different substances are tested.

MBS item 12017

Allergy tests on small patches of skin (epicutaneous). Testing is to find out what is causing skin rashes (dermatitis). Between 26 and 50 different substances are tested.

MBS item 12021

Allergy tests on small patches of skin (epicutaneous). Testing is to find out what is causing skin rashes (dermatitis). Between 51 and 75 different substances are tested.

MBS item 12022

Allergy tests on small patches of skin (epicutaneous). Testing is to find out what is causing skin rashes (dermatitis). Between 76 and 100 different substances are tested.

MBS item 12024

An allergy test where small patches containing more than 100 substances are placed on the skin (epicutaneous patch test). This checks what is causing skin rashes (dermatitis).

Professional attendances
Follow-up specialist appointment

A follow-up appointment with a specialist at their rooms or in-hospital. The specialist may provide additional services which may have their own costs.

Initial specialist appointment

The first appointment with a specialist at their rooms.

MBS item 00111

A follow up appointment with a specialist at their rooms or in-hospital when urgent surgery is needed.

MBS item 00115

A follow up appointment with a specialist at their rooms or in-hospital. The specialist has performed surgery on the patient on the same day. The patient has been referred by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 91822

The first appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91823

A follow up appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91832

The first appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is for more than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91833

A follow up appointment with a specialist. The appointment is by telehealth and is for more than 5 minutes.

Therapeutic procedures
Excision of large squamous or basal cell carcinoma

Surgery to remove a non-cancerous or cancerous lesion, cyst, scar, or ulcer from the skin of the face, scalp, neck, nipple area, lower leg, or forearm. The area may be repaired with either a flap of muscle, skin or muscle and skin from another part of the body directly after. The procedure is performed either in-hospital or at the specialist's room.

Excision of medium melanoma on trunk

Surgery to remove a cancerous area of skin between 15 mm and 30 mm in size. The sample is sent for testing to look at the cells. The procedure is performed either in-hospital or at the specialist's room.

Excision of small basal cell carcinoma on the face

Surgery to remove a cancerous area of skin less than 14 mm in size from the face. The sample is sent for testing to look at the cells.The procedure is performed either in-hospital or at the specialist's room.

Glucocorticoid preparations

Many injections of steroid medicine. This is to treat areas of damaged or abnormal skin.

Skin biopsy

Taking a sample of skin for testing (biopsy) during a consultation.

Skin flap repair

Surgery to move a piece of healthy muscle, skin, or both, to repair a nearby area after removal of a skin growth. The procedure is performed either in-hospital or at the specialist's room.

MBS item 14050

A treatment using UV light for the whole body or just on the hands and feet. The patient receives this treatment from a skin specialist.

MBS item 14100

A procedure using laser (laser photocoagulation) to treat abnormal blood vessels of the head or neck.

MBS item 14106

A procedure using laser (laser photocoagulation) to treat abnormal blood vessels or different types of birth marks (infantile haemangiomas, café au lait macules, naevi of Ota). The area being treated must be smaller than 150cm2.

MBS item 14115

A procedure using laser (laser photocoagulation) to treat abnormal blood vessels or different types of birth marks (infantile haemangiomas, café au lait macules, naevi of Ota). The area being treated must be between 150cm2 to 300 cm2.

MBS item 14118

A procedure using laser (laser photocoagulation) to treat abnormal blood vessels or different types of birth marks (infantile haemangiomas, café au lait macules, naevi of Ota). The area being treated must be able to be seen from 3 metres away and must be larger than 300 cm2.

MBS item 14124

A procedure using laser (laser photocoagulation) to treat abnormal blood vessels or different types of birth marks (infantile haemangiomas, café au lait macules, naevi of Ota). This is after the patient has already received 6 sessions in a 12 month period.

MBS item 18236

Injection of anaesthetic into a branch of one of the main nerves of the face (trigeminal).

MBS item 18362

Botox injection in a person aged 12 years or older to treat excessive sweating in the armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis). Includes all injections on same day.

MBS item 30072

A procedure to take a sample of mucous membrane for testing (biopsy).

MBS item 30190

A procedure using laser to remove 10 or more tumours which severely affect appearance from the face or neck (angiofibromas, trichoepitheliomas).

MBS item 30191

A procedure to remove one or more severely disfiguring lesions or bleeding growths with laser.

MBS item 30192

A procedure to destroy 10 or more areas of skin which are at risk of becoming cancerous (premalignant).

MBS item 30196

Surgery to remove a cancerous growth (malignant neoplasm) from the skin or mucous membranes, by scraping curettage) or using laser. May also include cold (cryotherapy) or heat (diathermy) treatment.

MBS item 30202

Surgery to remove a cancerous growth (malignant neoplasm) from the skin or mucous membranes, using liquid nitrogen to freeze the area.

MBS item 30219

A procedure to cut and drain an area of blood (haematoma) or pus (furuncle or abscess). This procedure does not happen in a hospital.

MBS item 31000

Specialised type of surgery to remove skin tumours (Mohs surgery). The tumours may be on the head, neck, genitals, hand or fingers, lower leg or foot. An approved specialist (Mohs surgeon) will remove 6 or fewer sections and examine them.

MBS item 31001

Specialised surgery to remove a skin tumour (Mohs surgery). The tumours may be on the head, neck, genitals, hand or fingers, lower leg or foot. An approved surgeon (Mohs surgeon) will remove between 7 and 12 sections and examine them.

MBS item 31206

Surgery to remove a growth (tumour or cyst), ulcer or scar smaller than 10 mm (in diameter and located in mucous membrane. A sample will be sent for testing.

MBS item 31211

Surgery to remove a growth (tumour or cyst), ulcer or scar between 10 and 20 mm (in diameter) and located in mucous membrane. A sample will be sent for testing.

MBS item 31356

Surgery to remove a cancerous (malignant) area of skin smaller than 6 mm in size. This is from or around the nose, eyelid, eyebrow, lip, ear, finger/toe or genitals. A sample will be sent for testing.

MBS item 31357

Surgery to remove a non-cancerous fluid filled growth (cyst), ulcer or scar which is smaller than 6 mm in size. This includes surgery on or around the nose, eyelid, eyebrow, lip, ear, finger/toe or genitals. A sample will be sent for testing.

MBS item 31358

Surgery to remove a cancerous (malignant) area of skin larger than 6 mm in size. This is from or around the nose, eyelid, eyebrow, lip, ear, finger/toe or genitals. The sample will be sent off for testing to look at the cells.

MBS item 31360

Surgery to remove a non-cancerous fluid filled growth (cyst), ulcer or scar which is larger than 6 mm in size. This includes surgery on or around the nose, eyelid, eyebrow, lip, ear, finger/toe or genitals. A sample will be sent for testing.

MBS item 31362

Surgery to remove a non-cancerous area of skin less than 14 mm in size including a fluid filled growth (cyst), ulcer or scar. This is from or around the face, neck, scalp, nipple, lower leg or upper arm. The sample will be sent off for testing to look at the cells.

MBS item 31364

Surgery to remove a non cancerous area of skin (non malignant skin lesion) such as a fluid filled lump (cyst), ulcer or scar. The area is more than 14 mm in diameter and is on the face, neck, scalp, nipple area (nipple areola complex), lower leg or forearm.

MBS item 31365

Surgery to remove a skin cancer (malignant skin lesion). The area is less than 15 mm in diameter.

MBS item 31366

Surgery to remove a non cancerous area of skin (non malignant skin lesion) such as a fluid filled lump (cyst), ulcer or scar. The area is less than 15 mm in diameter.

MBS item 31367

Surgery to remove a skin cancer (malignant skin lesion). The area is between 15 mm and 30 mm in diameter.

MBS item 31368

Surgery to remove a non cancerous area of skin (non malignant skin lesion) such as a fluid filled lump (cyst), ulcer or scar. The area is between 15 mm and 30 mm in diameter.

MBS item 31369

Surgery to remove a skin cancer (malignant skin lesion). The area is more than 30 mm in diameter.

MBS item 31370

Surgery to remove a non cancerous area of skin (non malignant skin lesion) such as a fluid filled lump (cyst), ulcer or scar. The area is more than 30 mm in diameter.

MBS item 31371

Surgery to remove a non-cancerous fluid filled growth (cyst), ulcer or scar which is larger than 6 mm in size. This includes surgery on or around the nose, eyelid, eyebrow, lip, ear, finger/toe or genitals. A sample will be sent for testing.

MBS item 31372

Surgery to remove a cancerous (malignant) area of skin less than 14 mm in size. This is from or around the face, neck, scalp, nipple, lower leg or upper arm. The sample will be sent off for testing to look at the cells.

MBS item 31373

Surgery to remove skin cancer larger than 14 mm in size. This is from or around the face, neck, scalp, nipple, lower leg or upper arm. The sample will be sent off for testing to look at the cells.

MBS item 31374

Surgery to remove skin cancer which is less than 15 mm in size. The sample will be sent off for testing to look at the cells.

MBS item 31376

Surgery to remove skin cancer which is larger than 30 mm in size. The sample will be sent off for testing to look at the cells.

MBS item 45025

A treatment using specialised lasers to remove layers of scar tissue on one area of the face or neck. Scars are the result of injury, burns or acne.

MBS item 45026

A treatment using specialised lasers to remove layers of scar tissue from multiple areas of the face or neck. Scars are the result of injury, burns or acne.

MBS item 45200

Surgery where a flap of skin from another area is taken to fill a skin defect.

MBS item 45202

Surgery to fix an area after skin was removed to treat a condition. A flap of muscle, skin or muscle and skin is used in the repair.

MBS item 45439

Surgery to move a piece of healthy skin to an area of damaged skin (graft).

MBS item 45442

Surgery where thin layers of healthy skin are used to cover an area which has been damaged or cannot heal (graft).

MBS item 45448

Surgery to move a piece of healthy skin to an area of damaged skin (graft). This may be around the eyelid, nose, lip, ear, neck, hand, thumb or fingers, or genitals.

MBS item 45451

Surgery using a piece of skin from one area of the body to repair another area (graft).

MBS item 45506

Surgery by a specialist to correct a scar less than 3 cm long on the face or neck. This is done in an operating theatre.

MBS item 45652

A treatment using specialised laser to remove unwanted tissue from the nose.

MBS item 45665

Surgery to remove cancer from the lip, eyelid or ear. This is done by removing the tissue with cancer and then repairing it with stitches.

MBS item 45669

Surgery using laser to remove a growth of abnormal cells at the border of where the lips meet the skin (vermilionectomy).