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Wound Care & Minor Surgical Procedures

Eastlink Family Medical offers on-site minor surgical procedures such as:

  • Skin cancer removals
  • Implanon insertion and removal
  • Dressings
  • Suture removal
  • Toenail surgery
  • Wart treatments
  • Skin biopsies
  • Minor Injuries

Skin Checks & Mole Removal

At Eastlink Family Medical, we provide comprehensive skin cancer screening and management. It is extremely important to check your skin regularly and to be aware of any unusual changes you may notice. You may also refer to the Sun Smart guide on the appearance of harmful spots:

spot-the-difference-flyer.pdf (sunsmart.com.au)

A skin cancer check-up assesses your skin cancer risk and indicates any current problems of concern. This check-up includes taking your medical history, as well as undertaking a detailed examination of your skin.

We recommend having a skin cancer check-up once a year, however, if you are concerned about a mole or skin spot, please contact us immediately.

We have the equipment necessary to assess any areas of concern on your skin. Call us today to book an appointment as soon as possible if you have noticed anything of concern – most skin cancers can be treated successfully if found and diagnosed early.

As part of our Skin Cancer Clinic, we are able to take biopsies of lesions to send for testing. This allows for accurate diagnosis and to decide further recommendations for management.

Please see our Fees page for details regarding pricing. 

For more information on skin cancer, please visit: https://www.cancer.org.au/abou...

Cryotherapy & Wart Treatment

Warts are a very common small skin growth caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They are usually a raised, painless bump on the skin, ranging from 1-10mm in diameter. These aren’t usually an issue, however, if your wart is bothering you or is consistent over a long period of time, your doctor may recommend cryotherapy. This includes freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen to freeze if off the area of skin.

At Eastlink Family Medical, we also offer the Gardasil Vaccine for teenage girls in prevention against HPV strains associated with cervical cancer.

Implanon Insertion & Removal

What is Implanon (contraceptive implant)?

Implanon, a small flexible rod, which is inserted under the skin of the upper arm, slowly releases small amounts of a hormone called progestogen. This hormone is released over 3 years and prevents ovulation, thickens the opening of uterus and changing the lining of the uterus making it unsuitable for pregnancy. It is similar to the mini pill!

Who might consider using the Implanon?

A woman who:
  • Wants effective, long lasting and reversible contraception
  • Is willing to accept changes to menstrual cycle
Implanon may be especially suitable for women who:
  • Have difficulty remembering to take birth control pills
  • Do not want to use other contraceptive methods
  • Cannot take oestrogen hormone

Is the process painful?

Insertion and removal involve a small surgical procedure with local anesthetic which will numb the small part of your body for pain-free procedure.

How long it takes to reverse the process?

You can remove Implanon when you want. Once the Implanon is removed, most women ovulate within the first month.

Mirena Insertion & Removal

What is Mirena?

Mirena is a T-shaped plastic frame device that is inserted into the uterus where the hormone progestin released for long-term birth control. Mirena prevents pregnancy by thickening mucus in the cervix to sperm from reaching or fertilising an egg and maintaining thin lining of the uterus and partially suppressing ovulation over the 5 years period. If you want longer pregnancy prevention, Mirena would be one of the best options!

What are the advantages of inserting Mirena?

Mirena insertion provides various benefits:

  • No need for partner participation
  • Can stay in place for 5 years (long-term birth control)
  • Can be removed anytime before 5 years and fertility will return quickly
  • Can be inserted during breast-feeding
  • Does not have any risk of side effects with birth controlling methods containing estrogen
  • Can decrease severe menstrual pain and the risks of pelvic infection and endometrial cancer

When Mirena can be inserted?

  • Anytime during the menstrual cycle if you are not pregnant. A pregnancy test might be required to confirm you are not pregnant
  • Right after a pregnancy termination and delivering a baby vaginally or by cesarean section

However, need to make sure to use backup contraception for a week if you have Mirena inserted more than 7 days after the start of the period.

How Mirena will be inserted?

A doctor will insert a speculum into a vagina to clean and see the cervical canal where Mirena is going to be inserted first. Then, the Mirena`s horizontal arms will be folded and placed inside an applicator tube.

Next, the tube will be inserted through cervical canal and carefully placed in the uterus. Once the applicator tube is removed, the Mirena will remain in place.

When Mirena is due for removal?

Mirena can stay up to 5 years but can also be removed whenever you wish before 5 years. For Mirena removal, a doctor will use forceps to grab the device and gently pull it out from the uterus.

Book Your Appointment

To book a Skin Check Appointment, please call 03 9088 8822. You are unable to book this appointment via our Online Booking System.

Phone. 03 9088 8822

 

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