Dr Garth Dicker

MBBS (Melb) BMedSci PhD

Dr Dicker has been working in the fields of laser medicine, cosmetic medicine and phlebology (vein treatments) for over 20 years. Dr Dicker studied Medicine at Melbourne University and after graduation worked in the surgical departments at the Heidelberg Repatriation and Austin Hospitals before completing a PhD research degree in Medicine. He has lectured at University in Exercise Medicine and has had a longstanding research interest in Nutritional Medicine.

Dr Dicker undertook post graduate training in Laser Medicine and in Phlebology in Australia and in the USA and was one of the first medical practitioners to begin laser treatments in Australia, starting with the treatment of birthmarks using Copper Vapour laser technology in 1986.

Dr Dicker has a particular interest in leg vein disease and has been performing sclerotherapy and laser treatments on Varicose Veins and Spider Veins since 1987. He was involved in the original trials to gain approval from the TGA to have the sclerosant, Aethoxysclerol, approved for use in Australia.

Dr Dicker continues to regularly update on new procedures and techniques from overseas to ensure the Cosmetic & Laser Medical Centre is able to offer their patients the latest available proven technologies and advancements.

Dr Dicker achieved Fellowship status with the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) in 2006 and is also a Fellow with the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM). He has been a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Phlebology (ANZSP) since 1988 and a member of the American College of Phlebology (ACP) since 1991. Dr Dicker became an inaugural member of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) when it was recently established in 2015 and has been awarded Fellowship status.

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