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Richard E Ashton: Consultant Cancer Specialist, Hampshire

Consultant Cancer Specialist, Hampshire: Richard E Ashton
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

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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

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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. 

GMC Number:               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.
Nuffield admitting rights
Spire admitting rights


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Contact details

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Dr Richard, Ashton Bridge House, Mill Street, Titchfield, Fareham, Hants

Tel: 01329 842441

Email: rashnavy@gmail.com


Treatments offered

  • Removal of skin cancers (basal cell carcinoma,
    squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma)

  • Removal of benign skin lesions

  • Mohs surgery


Qualifications and memberships


  • MA

  • MB

  • BCh

  • MD

  • FRCP


Professional memberships


Places of work

Private clinics

Fareham: Jubilee surgery, High Street, Titchfield, PO14 4EH

Tel: 01329 842441



Wessex Nuffield Hospital, Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford,SO53 2DW

Tel: 02380 258423


Spire Hospital, Portsmouth, Barton’s Road, Havant, PO9 5NP 

Tel: 02392 456065