Skin Cancer Surgery
Skin cancer surgery is one of the best early treatment options for skin cancer that has not yet spread to other parts of the body. At Academic Alliance in Dermatology, our providers treat skin cancer while working to minimize any scarring or other cosmetic concerns. We offer several surgical options for the treatment of skin cancer, including:
This procedure involves removing the cancerous tissue and a small margin of healthy tissue around it. The tissue is then examined under a microscope to ensure all of the cancerous cells have been removed. During the excision process, a local anesthetic is administered to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. To remove the cancerous tissue, your dermatologist will use a scalpel or other cutting instrument. Sutures may be used to close the incision, and a bandage will be applied to the wound.
This technique involves removing the cancerous tissue layer by layer, with each layer being examined under a microscope until no cancerous cells are found. This method is often used for skin cancers located in cosmetically or functionally sensitive areas, such as the face. Mohs surgery allows for more precise removal of the cancerous tissue and reduces the risk of unnecessary damage to healthy tissue.
This procedure involves freezing the cancerous tissue using liquid nitrogen. It is typically used to treat warts, moles, acne, and other benign lesions. However, it may also be an effective treatment option for some types of skin cancer, especially in its early stages. During the procedure, liquid nitrogen will be applied to the affected area using a cotton swab or spraying device. This causes the cancerous cells to die and eventually flake off.
Book a Skin Cancer Surgery Consultation
At Academic Alliance in Dermatology, our dermatologists will work with you to determine the best surgical option for your skin cancer. We offer a full range of treatments and are committed to providing the highest level of care to our patients.