Although many skin growths may be perfectly benign, they can also be unsightly, or even cause pain, or other functional impairments. And with some growths, such as malignant melanoma, rapid removal is of primary importance, due to the risk of metastasis and invasion of vital organs. Whether you are concerned about removing a cancerous lesion, or simply have a benign growth that is aesthetically unappealing or causes you discomfort, surgical removal is often an effective and definitive treatment.
Our highly-trained Board certified dermatologists have years of experience removing skin lesions. Dr. Jamie L. McGinness and Dr. Diana Vork will discuss all the risks and benefits about surgical removal of a lesion with you, and we will tailor our surgical approach specifically to you to give you the best possible outcome. Some skin lesions are particularly difficult to remove due to their location on the body such as the face or other sensitive areas. In these cases, Dr. Jamie L. McGinness can help. Dr. McGinness is a Board certified dermatologist specializing in the treatment of skin cancer, specifically with Mohs surgery, an advanced, highly effective technique that has up to a 99% cure rate!
Depending on the nature of the growth or lesion in question, as well as its location, you may consider having it surgically removed, or “excised”. Most abnormal skin lesions can be excised using only local anesthetics, during an out-patient appointment. There are three basic types of excisional surgery:
The team at Metro East Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center is dedicated to excellence in patient care. With years of specialized training, and the same compassion, caring, and personalized attention you expect from you family doctor, we will work closely with you, your dermatologist (if you were referred by one), and your primary care physician to develop a personalized course of dermatologic treatment designed to successfully address your specific health concerns.
If you are seeking surgical removal of a skin growth or lesion, we encourage you to contact us and schedule your consultation today.
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