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Auckland Skin and Cancer Foundation

Private Service, Dermatology


The Auckland Skin & Cancer Foundation provides complete skin care management.
The specialist medical and nursing team at the Foundation brings together expertise in dermatology, dermatological surgery and laser surgery, offering comprehensive skin and cancer treatment. The Foundation also offers a wide range of clinical, cosmetic and pathology services.
Our Services
A comprehensive range of services for the management of all kinds of skin conditions requiring medical and surgical dermatology treatments is available including:
  • Accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and skin rashes
  • Surgical treatment of skin cancers and growths including Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Sclerotherapy for the treatment of varicose and spider veins
  • Collagen, Botox and peels for frown lines, wrinkles and skin blemishes.
The Auckland Skin & Cancer Foundation is also home to five lasers offering complete skin laser care, including the treatment of the following conditions:
  • Skin cancers and growths
  • Wrinkled and sun damaged skin, including sun spots, liver spots and freckling
  • Broken facial and leg veins
  • Port wine stains, strawberry marks and other red/brown birthmarks. 

All treatment is provided by a specialist team of dermatologists, nursing staff and aestheticians who have more than 40 years of skin care experience.

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The specialist dermatologists are:

  • Dr Fergus Oliver: a specialist in the management of complex skin conditions, skin surgery, laser surgery and dermatopathology.
  • Dr Denesh Patel: specialises in all aspects of skin cancer management including surgery, childhood skin conditions, pigmentation and sun sensitivity disorders.
  • Dr Chin-Yun Lin : specialises in skin cancer, melanoma, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, pigmentary disorders, laser and cosmetic dermatology.
  • Dr Paul Le Grice: specialises in skin cancer detection and treatment, including skin cancer surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery and laser surgery. His broad interest in cosmetic dermatology and expertise in the use of laser led him to establish the Auckland Skin Laser Centre which also operates within the Foundation premises.
  • Dr Todd Gunson: a consultant dermatologist and Mohs surgeon, he specialises in the assessment and treatment of all skin conditions, and has additional specialised training in Mohs micrographic surgery, and general skin surgery. 


Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Bob CY Chan


    Available at 247 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

  • Dr Todd Gunson


    Available at 247 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland, Eastcare, 260 Botany Road, Golflands, Auckland

  • Dr Paul Le Grice


    Available at 247 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

  • Dr Chin-Yun Lin


    Available at 247 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland, Ormiston Hospital Specialist Centre & Consulting Suites, 125 Ormiston Road, Flat Bush, Auckland

  • Dr Fergus Oliver


    Available at 247 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

  • Dr Denesh Patel


    Available at 247 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland, Pukekohe Health Centre, 10 West Street, Pukekohe, Auckland

Referral Expectations

A dermatologist and a GP can, in some cases, diagnose skin conditions just by looking at them.  The shape, size, colour and location are all assessed, as well as any other symptoms.  At times a biopsy has to be taken so that a diagnosis can be made. A biopsy is the removal of a small piece of the skin/lesion for examination under a microscope.  Minor surgery may be needed to perform this biopsy. In some cases the whole lesion will be removed and examined. 
Another way a dermatologist can examine a skin disorder is by scraping some of the top layer of skin from the lesion/affected area.  This is called a skin scraping.  This scraping is also sent to the laboratory for examination.
During the consultation your dermatologist will discuss your medical history, examine your skin and determine, with you, the most appropriate treatment.
Following any surgery or treatment, skin care will be explained and detailed instructions provided for post treatment recovery.
New patient details form
New patients booked in to see one of the consultants at Auckland Skin and Cancer Foundation will need to complete a new patient form. Please click here to complete this form online.


Auckland Skin and Cancer Foundation are Southern Cross Affiliated providers for Skin cancer diagnosis & surgery services

Common Conditions

  • Skin Cancer

    New Zealand has a very high rate of skin cancer, when compared to other countries.… More

  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

    This is a mild viral illness that mostly affects children.  The symptoms are: sudden development of a high temperature; a sore throat and small blisters on the mouth, palms of hands and soles of feet.… More

  • Scabies

    Scabies is a very common skin infection that is caused by a mite that burrows under the top layer of skin and lays its eggs.  The eggs hatch in a few days.  The skin then becomes very itchy and a red, raised rash may appear.  Itching is worse at night… More

  • Acne

    Acne is a skin disorder that is characterised by pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and, in bad cases, cysts (deeper lumps).  Acne usually starts at puberty and is in response to our body’s production of hormones, called androgens.… More

  • Fungal Skin Infections

    Bacteria and a number of types of fungi live on the surface of the skin.… More

  • Bacterial Skin Infections

    Our skin is our body’s first defence mechanism and even though many types of bacteria live on its surface, we still need a healthy, intact skin surface to maintain its defense.… More

  • Eczema

    There are several different types of eczema but all have a number of common symptoms, the main feature being red, inflamed, itchy skin.  The skin can be covered with small, fluid-filled blisters that might ooze and form a scale or crust.… More

  • Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a common, recurring (keeps coming back) skin condition that is hard to treat.… More

  • Shingles

    Shingles is caused by a virus called herpes zoster, this is the same virus that causes chickenpox.  After the virus has caused chicken pox it remains dormant (inactive) in the nerve cells, but can then be reactivated in later life to cause shingles.  It is not known why the virus… More

  • Warts

    There are three main types of wart infections that occur on our body: common warts, plantar warts and venereal warts (genital warts).… More

Travel Directions

The Auckland Skin & Cancer Foundation is located on Remuera Road (opposite King's School). The facility is easily accessible, close to motorway junctions and provides ample off-street parking.

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Free off street patient parking is provided at all clinic locations.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 3:21PM on December 20, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Skin and Cancer Foundation.