Richard E Ashton: Consultant Cancer Specialist, Hampshire
Consultant Cancer Specialist, Hampshire: Richard E Ashton
A Portsmouth-based dermatologist with a special interest in the surgical treatment of benign moles and all forms of skin cancer, including Mohs surgery for the removal of facial and recurrent basal and squamous cell carcinomas.
Dr Richard E Ashton is Consultant Dermatologist at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and visiting Consultant Dermatologist for the Isle of Man. He provides private treatment for skin lesions and skin cancer in Titchfield and at two leading independent hospitals in Hampshire:
- Spire Portsmouth Hospital, Havant
- Wessex Nuffield Hospital, Chandler's Ford
A highly experienced skin cancer specialist in Hampshire
Trained in London, Southampton and Los Angeles, Dr
Ashton is a highly qualified and experienced dermatologist with a
specialist expertise in dermatological surgery and the treatment of skin
cancer. Formerly Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Naval Hospital
Haslar, he now works at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and once a month
at Nobles Hospital in the Isle of Man.
In his private practice, Dr Ashton aims to be totally
accessible to his patients, holding clinics in Titchfield, Portsmouth
and Southampton. He offers expert assessment and removal of benign and
cancerous skin lesions, carrying out surgery as part of the initial
consultation, wherever possible.
Skin conditions treated by Dr Richard E Ashton
Dr Ashton offers assessment and surgical treatment for a wide range of skin lesions, including:
- Suspicious moles
- Solar keratoses
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Malignant melanoma
Expert Mohs surgery in Portsmouth, Southampton and Fareham
Mohs surgery is specialist technique to remove a basal
or squamous cell carcinoma, while preserving as much healthy skin as
possible. Under local anaesthetic, the area affected by the tumour is
removed, and the peripheral margins of the sample are sectioned and
examined under a microscope. If no skin cancer cells are found to be
present, the wound can be repaired. If however, malignant cells are
still found to be present in one or more sections, these can be mapped
and specifically removed, retaining the normal areas of skin. With a
cure rate of 98%, Mohs surgery is a more effective and refined
treatment for skin cancer, compared to standard surgical
excision that removes a 'safety margin' of healthy skin.
Responsible for establishing the NHS Mohs micrographic
surgery service in Portsmouth in 1977, Dr Ashton is a highly experienced
and skilled Mohs surgeon. He recommends the technique for
basal and squamous cell carcinomas that are facial and large, recurrent, of
indeterminate border, deeply infiltrating or in a problematic location,
e.g. around the ears, lips, eyes or nose.
1731547 Check this doctor's GMC registration
Date of registration: 24 Jul 1975
Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals Mr. Richard E Ashton is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including Nuffield Health and Spire Healthcare.
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