Dr Rakesh Patalay


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  • Skin cancer

About me

Dr Rakesh Patalay is a Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. He has particular expertise in skin cancer diagnosis and management, Mohs micrographic surgery, lasers and skin imaging and cosmetic dermatology.

"I have always strived to be an expert across multiple fields within dermatology. This level of expertise gives me the confidence that I offer the best individualised care possible."

He acquired his MBBS from University College London Medical School, BSc in Neuroscience from UCL, PhD in optics and skin imaging from Imperial College London and his Mohs and cutaneous lasers fellowship at St John’s Institute of Dermatology. An overseas internship was awarded in applied biophotonics and laser dermatology at the prestigious Beckman Laser Institute, University of California Irvine, USA.

He is currently the clinical lead for the cancer screening service at the Guy’s Hospital, London and clinical lead for an internationally recognised diploma in Dermatology. He teaches dermatology both in the UK and abroad.

At Guy’s Hospital, he is part of the largest dermatology surgery & Mohs surgery service in the Southeast, the regional laser service and the first skin imaging service for the NHS.

Furthermore his experience in general, surgical and laser dermatology both in the NHS and privately places him amongst a select few practicing cosmetic dermatology with this breadth of expertise.

Areas of interest

adults;skin cancer;skin surgery; mohs micrographic surgery;laser treatment;acne;rosacea;acne scarring;melanoma;non-melanoma skin cancer;basal cell carcinoma;skin cancer surgery; photodynamic therapy;skin cancer treatment(non-surgical);mole removal;mole screening;skin lesion removal;cryotherapy;warts;verrucae;seborrhoeic keratosis;laser scar treatment;birthmarks;facial thread veins;spider veins;haemangioma; botox;fillers;pigmentation; melasma;

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Procedures completed

  • S0922

    Laser destruction of lesion(s) of skin - up to 25cm2 in area - (1-5)

    Guy's Hospital (1-5)

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