Melanoma Institute Australia
Private Cancer Centre
Melanoma Institute Australia is a private cancer centre located in Wollstonecraft. This cancer centre provides outpatient services to people with melanoma.
Location and contact details
Types of treatment
The Melanoma Institute has a team of surgeons, oncologists, dermatologists, nurses and other allied health professionals who provide specialist care in the treatment of melanoma.
A lymphoedema clinic and psychology services are available at The Poche Centre which is located at the Melanoma Institute Australia.
Cancer care teams
Specialists at Melanoma Institute Australia participate on the multidisciplinary cancer care teams (MDT) listed below. The teams meet regularly to coordinate care for people with these types of cancers:
The following cancer specialists work at Melanoma Institute Australia:
A/Prof Alexander van Akkooi Surgical Oncologist
Prof Andrew Spillane Surgical Oncologist
Prof Jonathan Stretch Plastic Surgeon
Dr Kerwin Shannon Head and Neck Surgeon
Dr Michael Rtshiladze Plastic Surgeon
Prof Omgo Nieweg General Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist
A/Prof Robyn Saw General Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist
A/Prof Sydney Ch'ng Head and Neck Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon
Dr Thomas Pennington General Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist
Most treatments are available in both the public and private systems but the costs can be very different. Also, a specialist can work in the public system, private system or both.
It is important to ask about fees before any doctors' visits, tests or treatments. Ask what the fees will be and how much you will get back from Medicare or your private health fund. You will have to pay any remaining costs (the gap payment).
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