Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic

Phone: 07 4051 2828
Address: 3/163 lake st, cairns qld 4870

Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic

According to the Cancer Council of Australia:

  • 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.
  • Skin cancers account for 80% of newly diagnosed cancers.
  • Melanoma is the most common cancer in people aged 15 – 44 years.

Who is at risk?

  • Spent your childhood in Australia?
  • Ever been sunburnt?
  • Fair skin that burns easily?
  • Blue or green eyes?
  • Fair or red hair?
  • Have a large number of moles?

Our mission is the early detection and treatment of skin cancers.

A skin cancer check with Dr. Gordillo

A skin cancer check appointment in our Cairns surgery.

Just as our name suggests, we are a dedicated skin cancer clinic. Our clinic is equipped with the latest technology in photography and dermoscopy. We use the MoleMAX High Definition System to store the images of moles digitally for life time comparison. The system allows us to look for the evidence of the appearance of new lesions or changes to existing lesions over time which assists in the early detection of skin cancer.

Make an appointment today. No referrals required.

New Patients

Download New Patient Information Form
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Print, fill out and bring the above form with you to your appointment.


  • Comprehensive skin checks
  • Mole imaging and monitoring
  • Early detection, treatment and removal of skin cancers
  • Mole removal
  • Biopsies
  • Cryotherapy (freezing) of sun spots
  • On-site, fully equipped operating theatre

State-of-the-art Equipment—The MoleMAX

Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic uses the state of the art MoleMAX machine to assist in assessing and diagnosing our patients.

The MoleMAX magnifies a mole to 30 times and uses specialised light to look through your skin to see the mole structure. This makes detecting melanomas easier and means fewer unnecessary operations.

As you see your enlarged moles on the screen, Dr. Gordillo will point out to you the features of the mole that helps him make his diagnosis. The MoleMAX permanently records and stores images of your moles along with Dr. Gordillo’s diagnosis for a permanent lifetime record.

Billing & Fees

Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic is a private billing practice.

Medicare rebates apply.

Our fees are determined by the Australian Medical Association recommended rates and the costs associated with running a high quality medical practice. Please contact us if you wish to discuss the fee for your appointment.

We require that all accounts are settled in full on the day of consultation; EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard and cash are accepted.

Our practice offers Medicare Easycliam for eligible services. Your Medicare Rebate can be paid back to your Debit card immediately after you have paid your account.

The cost of procedures varies with the type of procedure and its complexity; when booking a procedure, all patients are given an information sheet explaining all aspects of the procedure and its associated costs.


Consultation is by appointment. Urgent cases are seen on the day.

In order to check your skin thoroughly, Dr Gordillo will perform a full, systematic, skin examination rather than just a brief check of a few spots. Please ensure that you remove all makeup and nail polish prior to your appointment.

Appointments are between 20 and 30 minutes.

If you are a new patient, Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete paperwork.

Despite our best intentions, we sometimes run late! This is because someone has needed unexpected urgent attention. We appreciate your understanding.

You will receive an SMS reminder of your appointment 48 hours in advance. Please advise staff if you prefer not to have an SMS reminder sent.

Please advise us if you are unable to attend your appointment well in advance, as this enables us to reschedule the day for other patients.

Practice Notes

Test Results
When it comes to skin cancer, it is of extreme importance to have a proper and detailed explanation of your pathology results. Dr Gordillo will check all results on a daily basis and discuss them with patients personally as they become available. A copy will be sent to your usual GP if you have been referred to us.

Patient Feedback
We would like to hear about your concerns, complaints or suggestions. Please feel free to talk to Dr Gordillo or to Di regarding any issues.

Patient Privacy
This practice is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal health information. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff and to comply with the Privacy Act.

Follow Up
As part of our commitment to preventative care, a reminder letter of your skin cancer check will be sent to you. Please advise us of any change of address.

Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic is a teaching practice affiliated with James Cook University’s School of Medicine and University of Newcastle.

Our Team

Dr. Patricio Gordillo

Dr. Patricio Gordillo

Dr. Gordillo has worked extensively in both Australia and overseas. Dr. Gordillo graduated from the University of Sydney in 1994 and gained his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1998. He is an examiner for the RACGP. Since moving to Cairns in 2005 he has become increasingly involved in skin cancer medicine, obtaining his Certificate of Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery, Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine, Advanced Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery and Diploma of Dermoscopy (SCCA). Dr. Gordillo is a member of the Skin Cancer College Australasia.

Dr. Patricio Gordillo
Dr Gordillo being presented his Fellowship by Dr Peter Bourne the President of the SCCA in May 2017 at the annual Skin Cancer Conference at the Gold Coast.

Dr Gordillo has gained his Fellowship of the Skin Cancer College Australasia . The Skin Cancer College Australasia is a peak body representing skin cancer practitioners in Australia and New Zealand.

The Fellowship is a significant achievement requiring a strong commitment to further study, assessment and skin cancer clinical practice over a long period of time.

Di Mouncey

Di Mouncey

Practice Manager

Your first point of contact at the Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic, Di is a wealth of nursing and management experience. Di holds a Diploma of Management and a Cert IV in Business. Di is a member of Australian Association of Practice Managers, Australian Practice Nurse Association and Skin Cancer College Australasia.

Contact Us

Surgery Hours
Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm

phone 07 4051 2828

office 3/163 Lake St, Cairns, QLD 4870

fax 07 4051 6898

This email service is not checked regularly.
If your email is in regard to appointments, patient information or you need to contact the clinic please telephone our reception staff on 40512828 to discuss your enquiry.
For your privacy, the clinic does not accept nor does it send any patient information via email.
All patient requests are to be sent via fax or mail.

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On site parking is available.

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