Abnormalities on or just underneath the skin are very common problems. Many of these are of no concern and need no treatment. Removing these can often be done under a local anaesthetic avoiding the need for a general anaesthetic. Usually only a small incision is necessary and the skin sewed up with dissolvable stitches leaving a very small scar. Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of the skin cells which can grow excessively and spread to other regions such as the lymph glands. These should be removed. A lipoma is a soft benign overgrowth of fat cells underneath the skin. These may need to be removed if they are bothersome or to exclude another diagnosis. A Pilonidal sinus is an ingrown hair in the natal cleft (above the buttock cheeks) which predisposes to infection and abscess formation. Dr Le Page performs these operation regularly and audits the outcomes of his patients. If you feel a specialist review may be indicated for you, please discuss with your GP and call (02) 9767 7908 to arrange an appointment with Dr. Le Page. Your individual circumstance will be clarified by Dr. Le Page during your review.