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Regular skin checks can

save lives.


We offer full body skin checks, mole checks and mole removal surgery to residents of Ferntree Gully and surrounds.

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.*
Melanoma of the skin is set to become the third most diagnosed skin cancer in Australia.**

Protect your health by booking your skin check today.

*World Health Organisation
**Cancer Australia

What is skin cancer screening?

Skin cancer checks involve checking your skin visually for moles, birthmarks, or other marks that are unusual in colour, size, shape, or texture. It’s important to have your skin checked regularly by a medical professional so that any anomalies are identified and treated early.
If you’re at high risk for skin cancer or have a family history, you need to have regular skin and mole checks.

Our skin cancer clinic services

Skin cancer checks

We use the Molemax Digital Dermoscopy System to check existing moles and lesions, record any changes from year to year and alert your doctor immediately if something needs to be investigated further.

Mole removal surgery

Our doctors can perform minor procedures at our clinic followed by a post-operation recovery plan and follow-up appointments for complete peace of mind.

Meet your doctors

Dr Desmond Yeow

General Practitioner | Principal | MBBS | FRACGP

Dr Desmond Yeow (Des) graduated with an MBBS from Monash University (2005) and received his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2011 after practicing in country Victoria.

He worked at The Alfred Hospital, Sandringham Hospital and Caulfield General Hospital in Melbourne before specialising in General Practice (GP).

Dr Yeow has a special interest in skin checks and skin cancer removal, has completed further training and carries out procedures at the clinic.

He speaks Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

Available for consultations: Monday to Friday and every third Saturday

Dr Michelle Kah

General Practitioner | MBBS | FRACGP

Dr Michelle Kah has a Bachelor of Science and an MBBS from the University of Queensland (2017).

After graduation, she spent several years working at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, before moving to Melbourne for GP training.

Dr Kah has completed two diplomas in skin cancer surgeries and also does skin cancer checks and mole removals. She also has a Diploma in Mirena and Kyleena IUD insertion.

She has a special interest in skin checks and skin cancer surgeries and carries these out at Mountain Gate Medical Centre.

Dr Kah speaks English.

Available for consultations: Wednesday and Friday


Can a GP carry out a skin cancer check?

All GPs in Australia are familiar with melanoma and are qualified to carry out skin checks and manage melanoma for patients.

Are skin checks covered by Medicare Australia?

Skin checks are not fully covered by medicare. We charge a full consultation fee for every skin check and we can help you to claim medicare rebate on the same day. Please ask the reception if you have any query.

How often should I book a skin check?

If you have family history of skin cancer, or are considered high risk, we recommend booking a skin check every six months.

When should I see my GP about a mole?

Make an appointment to see your GP as soon as you notice a change in the size or colour of the mole.

Are skin cancer checks free?

Skin cancer checks are not free in Australia. There’s a consultation fee payable at many clinics including at Mountain Gate Medical Centre.

What if I need to reschedule my appointment?

If you are unable to attend your appointment, please advise us as soon as possible so we are able to reallocate your time to another patient. A fee will be charged for failure to attend or cancellation at short notice (less than 2 hours in advance of the appointment).