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Welcome to Skin Lesion Clinic

Our clinic specializes in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of skin growths and tumors. These include a range of conditions from skin cancers such as melanoma to benign lesions such as moles, cysts, and lipomas.

Our expert team includes board-certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons who are active members of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We also provide access to expedited Mohs Micrographic Surgery.

For referring physicians and patients, please review our clinic policies for referrals and appointments. Our skin lesion clinic is located in North York, Ontario.

Dermatologist Examines Skin Lesions with a Dermatoscope

How to book an appointment with us?

Please follow the 3 steps below to secure your specialist appointment.


Referral from your family doctor

Please ask your family doctor to send us a referral regarding the lesion of concern to Fax: 416-479-3948. Once we receive the referral, we will call you within 2 weeks.

If you do not have a family doctor to obtain the referral, please send us an email, and we may be able to assist you.


Our receptionist will call you

Our office will call you to schedule your appointment. The wait time for an initial consultation is typically within 4 weeks.

During the call, we will also ask you to send an email with your phone number to so that we can forward you the electronic consent forms and appointment instructions.


Electronic Consent and Visit

You must fill out your electronic consent form at least one week before your appointment. The form will ask you a few important questions regarding your health to ensure a safe visit.

Please review the clinic location map and arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment for registration.

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  • Do you offer virtual appointments?
    To ensure the highest level of safety and diagnostic accuracy, our board-certified physicians require an in-person consultation for the initial visit. This allows us to thoroughly examine your condition and create a personalized treatment plan for you. However, subsequent appointments may be offered virtually at the discretion of your physician. We prioritize your safety and will always examine you in person prior to any procedure to ensure the best possible outcome.
  • Is my visit/procedure covered by OHIP?
    With a referral from your family doctor, the initial consultation is usually covered by OHIP. However, OHIP coverage for procedures is based on the diagnosis of the lesion of concern, and not solely at the discretion of our doctors. Procedures for malignant or suspicious skin growths such as skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions are typically covered by OHIP. Whereas most benign growths, lumps, or bumps such as cysts, lipomas, xanthelasmas, angiomas, wisdom spots like seborrheic keratoses, and non-suspicious moles are not covered.
  • When is surgery necessary?
    After in-person examination, our physician will determine if a biopsy or surgery is necessary, and will discuss any reasonable alternative treatment options with you. If a biopsy is necessary, it can typically be performed during the same visit. It's important to note that while some skin cancers are life-threatening, they can often be cured with surgery alone, especially when they're caught in their early stages. As such, it's crucial not to delay skin cancer surgeries. In rare cases, certain high-risk skin cancers may require referral to an academic hospital for multidisciplinary care.
  • How do I prepare for my surgery?
    At our facility, all surgeries are performed under local anesthesia, which means that you do not need to fast before surgery. Additionally, you may be able to drive after the procedure, as long as it does not affect your vision or hand function. You should continue to take your routine medications prior to surgery. The duration of your surgery may vary from 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the complexity of the case. If you experience mild to moderate pain after the anesthesia wears off in a few hours, you may take over-the-counter pain medications, assuming that you have no allergies. Regarding your return to work and exercise routine, we will assess this on a case-by-case basis depending on the nature of your job and exercise routine.
  • How do I look after my incision/wound after surgery?
    At your appointment, you will receive detailed instructions on how to care for your wound, including information about dressing changes and the removal of any stitches if necessary. While some scarring is inevitable after surgery, we make every effort to minimize scarring and optimize its appearance. It's important to note that personal factors, such as genetics, skin type, and age, can significantly affect the healing of scars. We encourage you to be patient and understand that it may take up to 12 months before you see the final result of your scar.
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