Surgical Dermatology

McGinness: Surgical Dermatology Landing

Unfortunately, not all skin cancers can be treated the same way.  Each skin cancer requires and individualized approach to best address and treat the area. Certain serious skin cancers require a more invasive approach in which the area of skin must be surgically removed. Treating skin cancer and other conditions requires a two-fold approach that (1) ensures the complete removal of the cancerous or diseased tissue to prevent, as much as possible, future health concerns; and (2) minimizes the impact of the surgery on your appearance, especially when the treatment involves highly visible areas of the body such as the head and face.

Thus, when choosing a physician to treat your skin cancer, it is critical to select a surgeon with the necessary training and experience to handle both aspects of your care: the medical and the aesthetic. Dr. Jamie L. McGinness is a Board certified dermatologist with a specific focus on the advanced surgical techniques that are, in many cases, the most appropriate and most effective way to combat serious ailments of the skin such as skin cancer. Moreover, Dr. McGinness’ extensive expertise includes the surgical reconstructive techniques required to repair the skin after surgery and return it, as closely as possible, to its pre-surgical condition. In fact, Dr. McGinness is the only fellowship trained Mohs surgeon serving Metro East Illinois St. Louis area.

Dr. McGinness’ areas of expertise in surgical dermatology include:

If you are facing a skin cancer diagnosis or have another skin condition requiring a surgical solution, please contact Dr. Jamie L. McGinness to schedule a consultation today. Dr. McGinness will work closely with you and, when appropriate, your referring physician to conduct a thorough analysis of your medical history and skin concerns in order to develop a customized treatment plan just for you. In many cases, the Mohs surgery or excisional surgery can be performed at the same time as the necessary reconstruction, although in some cases, delayed reconstruction or reconstruction with a facial plastic surgeon may be required to facilitate the best outcome possible. Our goal is to ensure that you feel welcome, safe, and comfortable discussing all of your concerns about your health, to help us maximize your chances of making a full and complete recovery!


Contact Dr. Jamie L. McGinness

Dr. Jamie L. McGinness is a Board certified dermatologist and the only Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon currently serving the Metro East Illinois St. Louis area. His dedication to excellence in patient care is backed by years of specialized training and coupled with the same compassion, caring, and personalized attention you expect from your family doctor. His goal is to work closely with you, your dermatologist (if you have 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 facing a diagnosis of skin cancer and believe that you may be a candidate for Mohs micrographic surgery, we encourage you to contact Dr. McGinness and schedule your consultation today.

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Metro East Dermatology &
Skin Cancer Center

1191 Fortune Blvd, Suite 2
Shiloh, IL 62269
(618) 622-SKIN (7546) (618) 622-7547