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Drummoyne Dermatology is a long-established, well-regarded facility. Drummoyne Dermatology provides facilities and support staff for Dermatologists who operate their businesses from this location.
A facility designed for specialists providing world-class care for patients with skin cancer and other skin diseases.
State-of-the-Art Procedural Rooms
Facilities at Drummoyne Dermatology include eight modern, fully equipped consulting and procedural rooms, as well as a dedicated nurses' clinic room for post-operative wound care and dressings.
Procedural rooms & Nurses Clinic
Facilities at Drummoyne Dermatology include eight modern, fully equipped consulting and procedural rooms, as well as a dedicated nurses clinic room for post-operative wound care and dressings.
A dedicated sterilisation room allows our team of fully trained registered nurses to ensure that the highest standards in infection control are maintained.
At Drummoyne Dermatology we are fortunate to have a team of outstanding experienced nurses whose role include assisting in all biopsies and skin cancer surgery, dressings, wound care following procedures, sterilisation of all surgical instruments, infection control, patient liaison and care of patients undergoing Phototherapy treatment with UVB phototherapy or Hand and Foot PUVA.
Melanoma Surveillance Imaging
Total Body Medical Photography can be organised at Drummoyne Dermatology if you are considered at risk of melanoma. You can have a complete medical record of your moles on a USB, which you will keep, and your Dermatologist can check your moles against these images looking for change.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is treatment for superficial types of skin cancer. PDT is effective in treating solar keratoses, squamous cell carcinoma in situ (Bowen’s disease) and superficial basal cell carcinomas. It has a cure rate of approximately 80%.
PDT or photodynamic therapy is the application of a cream (which contains a chemical that is more selectively absorbed by abnormal cells in comparison to normal tissue) to the lesion to be treated. The chemical in the cream is then activated by exposure to a specific wavelength of light which destroys the abnormal cells leaving normal tissue unaffected. PDT can either be daylight activated or Lamp activated. Usually 2 treatments are given, 1 week apart.
Other non-surgical skin cancer treatments (Aldara and Efudix) are equally as effective as PDT.
PDT has 2 advantages , compared to Aldara and Efudix. The red crusted stage is of shorter duration 1-2 weeks, compared to Aldabra or Efudix, which maybe 4-10 weeks.
Also PDT usually has a better cosmetic outcome. Aldara may leave a large permanent white mark, whereas PDT usually does not.
The disadvantage of PDT is the expense, approximately $600
You can find our more on PDT or photodynamic therapy
Narrowband UVB phototherapy
Narrowband UVB is now the most common form of phototherapy used to treat skin diseases.
This range of UV radiation has proved to be the most beneficial component of natural sunlight for psoriasis. Narrowband UVB may also be used in the treatment of many other skin conditions including eczema, vitiligo, pruritus, lichen planus, polymorphous light eruption, early cutaneous T-cell lymphoma,pityriasis rosea and dermographism.
The Phototherapy unit is a specially designed cabinet containing fluorescent light tubes.
The patient stands in the centre of the cabinet, undressed except for underwear, and wears protective goggles.
Treatments are normally given two or three times a week, with treatment time being gradually increased from 12 sec to up to 5 minutes.
The cost of the phototherapy treatment is often bulked bill, this is determined by the treating Dermatologist.
Hand and Foot PUVA Unit
PUVA is a combination treatment which consists of Psoralens (P) and then exposing the skin to UVA (long wave ultraviolet radiation). It has been available in its present form for approximately 35 years.
Psoralens are compounds found in many plants which make the skin temporarily sensitive to UVA.
Those patients requiring treatment to their hands and/or feet may be treated using a Hand and Foot PUVA unit.
The hands and/or feet are soaked in a dilute solution of methoxsalen for 30 minutes, then immediately exposed to UVA.
Treatments are normally given two or three times a week.
The cost of the PUVA treatment is often bulked billed, this is determined by your treating Dermatologist.
You can find our more on Phototherapy
Meet Your Cohort
Dr Bonnie Fergie
Dr Bonnie Fergie is a consultant dermatologist and a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia….
A/Prof Patricia Lowe
Patricia (Trish) graduated in medicine with honours from Sydney University in 1988 and spent her intern and residency years at Royal North Shore Hospital. A Master of Medicine followed in 1994. She has been a dermatologist and Fellow of the Australasian College since 1998. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in Dermatology at the Central Clinical School, University of Sydney, where she teaches dermatology in the post-graduate medical degree course.
Dr Emily Forward
Dr Emily Forward is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD). Dr Forward grew up in Perth, where she studied medicine at the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 2014. Before this, she studied for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and worked for several years in Corporate Finance.
Dr Rebecca Saunderson
Rebecca Saunderson is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology. Rebecca is interested in complex dermatological cases, medical dermatology and paediatric dermatology, and believes in an holistic approach to patient care….
Dr Benjamin Thompson
Dr Benjamin Thompson is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology. Ben studied medicine at the University of New South Wales, graduating with honours in 2008...
Dr. Karen Stapleton
Achieved the highest mark in Australia in the Final Examination of the Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, 1993.
Awarded the Australasian College of Dermatologists Travelling Fellowship, 1993, enabling her to attend Clinics at the National Institute of Health, USA and the centres in USA.
Recognised as an International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1999…
Dr Ludi Ge
Dr Ludi Ge completed her Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery at the University of New South Wales, graduating with 1st Class Honours. She has an interest in all areas of dermatology including skin cancer and dermatology surgery...
Dr. David Jenkins
David is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
He was acknowledged as a prize winner for achievement in the final exams held by the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2015. He was awarded the Presidents medal for Dermatological Pharmacology for achieving the highest mark across Australia ...
Dr. Deanna Wong
Fellowship of The Australasian College of Dermatologists, 2002
Awarded Master of Medicine, University of Sydney for Cytokine profile in regressing and non-regressing basal cell carcinoma skin tumours: 1999…
Dr Cathy Zhao
Dr Cathy Zhao is a specialist dermatologist and a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Cathy completed her medical degree and a Masters of Science by research (with Scholarship in Atopic Dermatitis) from the University of New South Wales ...
Dr Angelica Tjokrowidjaja
Dr Angelica is a specialist dermatologist and fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She completed her Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Bachelor of Medical Studies from the University of New South Wales, graduating with Distinctions. A Master of Medicine followed. She gained general medical experience as a medical registrar and successfully completed the physician examinations.
Dr Gloria Fong
Dr Gloria Fong is a specialist dermatologist and fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in both public and private practice. She is trained on all aspects of medical and surgical dermatology. She is passionate about caring for patients and their families with an attentive and supportive approach.
Dr Charlotte Thomas
Dr Charlotte Thomas is a specialist consultant dermatologist and Fellow of The Australasian College of Dermatologists. She completed her medical and physician training in London, UK following 1st Class Honours Degrees in Psychology, Physiology and Philosophy from Oxford University and Medicine from the University of Bristol.