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Dr Roger Down

FRCS, FRACS, MD (London)

Skin Cancer and Melanoma Specialist

Roger brings to the Community of Manly, a wealth of quality surgical expertise and experience in Plastic and General Surgical procedures previously not available. In the last 12 months he has undertaken in excess of 1000 reconstructive operations to prevent the need for unsightly grafts and scarring, at the “Specialist Surgeon’s Skin Cancer and Melanoma” in Airlie Beach. With Dr. Down working in our practice, we can offer local specialist expertise,  there will be no need to travel to get a great cosmetic result. We are very privileged to have him join our practice

  • Bulk billing available – You can book direct without referral
  • Ugly skin grafts avoided in 98% of patients.
  • Full body skin checks & immediate procedure if required

Roger emigrated in 1976, to open the department of Surgery at the new Teaching Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide where he received a Doctorate in Surgery (London) for his Surgical Research. He moved to open new Teaching Hospitals, QE II Hospital in Brisbane and Newcastle Medical School and John Hunter Hospital before introducing design, development and operation of the Visionary Concept of “Day Endoscopy Centre” to dramatically improve patient care.

To date, Roger has performed more than 85,000 Endoscopic procedures. He also initiated “Bowel screening” for Colon Cancer with Rotary in the early 80’s. During this period, Dr. Down had 7 years’ experience in Plastic and Cosmetic surgery in Newcastle and more recently was Specialist to the Royal Darwin Burns and Trauma Unit for 3 years.

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