Rakesh Patalay

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon

, London

Rakesh Patalay: Consultant Dermalogist and Dermatological Surgeon in London

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."

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Training and Experience

Dr Patalay 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.

Dr Patalay 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.

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A top consultant and surgeon in his field, Dr Patalay specialises in:

  • Laser treatment - all indications
  • Skin cancer (diagnosis and treatment, including moles)
  • Skin surgery (for benign and malignant lesions)
  • Mohs micrographic surgery (for skin cancers)
  • Mole assessment
  • Skin imaging (Reflectance Confocal Microscopy)
  • Cosmetic dermatology (including botox, fillers and lasers)
  • Acne and acne scarring, rosacea

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New consultation: £250

Follow-up consultation: £190

Dr Patalay is registered with all major insurance companies.
Rakesh Patalay works at the Cancer Centre in Guy's Hospital primarily and SK:N for cosmetic appointments.

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Research interests

Dr Patalay is active academically in in the field of non-invasive skin imaging. He led the NICE review and co-authored the Cochrane reviews for the use of reflectance confocal microscopy in skin cancer.

He has been a committee member and surgical advisor for UKDCTN (UK Dermatology clinical trials network) since 2016. Boasting an extensive list of peer-reviewed journal articles, Dr Patalay has also been featured in a range of conference proceedings and published abstracts in the fields of biophotonics and dermatology.

His full list of publications can be viewed on pubmed here.


Dedication to the field of dermatology has led to Dr Rakesh Patalay being awarded the following:

  • Clive Archer Thesis Fellowship (2014)
  • Hugh Wallace Essay Prize (2013)
  • BAD British Society Dermatology Surgery Prize (2012)

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What patients say about Rakesh Patalay

I have had a very good service ..... Always polite and very helpful with my treatments and very consistent with their approach. Dr Patalay and Practice Manager are extremely professional with a friendly well-mannered approach. The treatments I have had, have been amazing! Keep the good standards and work going.

May 2nd, 2019

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